Investigators:

Elise Brisco, OD
Paul Dougherty, MD

Background:

Burning and stinging from dry eyes in the first week after LASIK is relatively common and traditionally treated with artificial tear drops.

Purpose:

To compare the effectiveness of a new homeopathic dry eye drop to traditional artificial tear drops in controlling symptoms of dry eye in the first week after LASIK

Study details

Patients undergoing all-laser LASIK in both eyes will be randomly assigned to use either artificial tears or the new homeopathic dry eye drops in the first week after surgery.  At the 1-week post-operative visit, each patient will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about dry eye symptoms and will undergo a few routine, non-invasive tests to evaluate signs of dry eye.

Patient Compensation:

Patients will be offered a small discount off of the standard LASIK fee for participation

Elise Brisco, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D.

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EDUCATION

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development

O.D. With Distinction: Southern California College of Optometry

B.S. Visual Sciences: Southern California College of Optometry

B.A. Economics, Dean’s List, Cum Laude: University of Southern California;

PROFESSIONAL

Co-founded Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Director for an Integrated Wellness Clinic (Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Ophthalmology, Osteopath, Plastic Surgery)

Hollywood Vision Center Optometry, Inc. – Private Practice: Integrative Optometry

Served as the Team Optometrist for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the Los Angeles Galaxy

Medical Advisory Board: Los Angeles Zoo, Women in Optometry

MEDIA

  • The Doctors: Children’s Vision , “Health Secrets Your Face Reveals”, a“Double Your Health, Double Vision”
  •  “The First Time I Got Glasses”, Disney Channel
  •  Media Spokesperson for Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson), Visine (McNeil-PPC), Ciba Vision (Novartis), American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association
  •  200+ national and international TV, radio, internet, and print interviews and appearances including: The Doctors, KTLA, ABC, Oprah.com, youbeauty.com (Dr. Oz’s website), KCBS, Wall Street Journal This Morning, Doctor Radio (Sirius XM), Acuvue TV commercials, Varilux TV commercial, CBS Evening News online, News of the World, MTV, Review of Optometry, Eyecare Business, American Optometric Association News