Dr. Stephen Slade

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Dr. Slade has the longest experience with IntraLase™ LASIK in the United States and was the first surgeon there to implant a lens for presbyopia  (age-related loss of close-up vision). He is a leading surgeon in the international community as well as in the Houston LASIK community and is a
member of the Optical Express International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB).

He is an active teacher of surgical techniques and has taught and certified over 8,000 surgeons in LASIK and lamellar refractive surgery. Dr. Slade’s experience with lamellar refractive surgery began in 1980 with epikeratophakia, followed in 1983 with myopic keratomileusis.

Dr. Slade is a native Houstonian and attended Tulane University and the University of Texas Medical School with a final, elective year spent at Guy’s Hospital, London, graduating Summa Cum Laude, with highest honors. He completed a residency at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans and Fellowships in corneal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and in New York
on Project ORBIS. Dr. Slade is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.

He is highly regarded among other Ophthalmologists and is considered to be the “Surgeon’s Surgeon” as over 450 of his fellow eye surgeons have chosen him to perform their own eye surgery. He is an active researcher and the United States Medical Monitor for several new technologies including the B&L Technolas and ALCON Excimer Laser Custom Vision Clinical Trials. He has
received numerous awards including 12 named lectures, Refractive Surgeon of the Year, two China Service Medals and the Summit Technologies Pioneer of Refractive Surgery Award.

In 1991, along with Stephen Brint MD, Dr. Slade performed the first LASIK in the United States. Later he performed the first Custom LASIK ablation based on topography in the United States and has remained on the cutting edge, having the first and longest experience with all laser LASIK,
accommodating intraocular lenses for cataract surgery (crystalens) and implantable corneal contact lens.

Dr. Slade was a lead investigator and presented the data to the FDA for panel approval for both the crystalens and the implantable contact lens, and as part of the trial, he implanted the first intraocular lens for presbyopia in North America.

In 2006 the American Academy of Ophthalmology and International Society of Refractive Surgery selected Dr. Slade for the 2007 Barraquer Award and Lecture, the top award in Refractive Surgery. His peers have selected him for inclusion in “Top Fifty Opinion Leaders,” “Top Texas Doctors,” “Best
Doctors,” and “Best Doctors in America.” He has also received the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a regular presenter at medical meetings where he has received several “Best Speaker” awards and has twice won First Place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival.

Dr. Slade is on several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, has produced many articles, book chapters, holds five patents or patents pending in the field and has authored five textbooks on refractive surgery.

He has been featured in numerous news segments aired on CBS, ABC, NBC, UPI International and PBS as well as numerous national affiliate stations. Dr. Slade has also been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. He was the featured surgeon on the Emmy Award- winning PBS documentary “20/10 by 2010?” narrated by Walter Cronkite.

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Academic & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) – Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) – Fellow
  • American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES)- Fellow
  • International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC) – Member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) – Member
  • Texas Ophthalmology Association (TOA) – Member
  • Houston Ophthalmology Society (HOS) – Member

Publications, Presentations and Research

  • Slade, S.G., Zimmerman, T., “Effect of Renal Dialysis on Ocular Tension”, LSU Alumni Meeting, 1982.
  • Slade, S.G., Linberg, J.V., “Control of Lacrimal Secretion”, Presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, 1983.
  • Slade, S.G., “Ocular Complications in the Elderly”, LSU Geriatric Symposium, 1983.
  • Slade, S.G., “Therapeutic Uses of PolyBucon Soft Contact Lenses”, LSU Alumni Meeting, 1983.
  • Slade, S.G., “Project Orbis”, Presentation to University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1984.
  • Slade, S.G., “Future of Eye Care Delivery, Project Orbis”, Presented at Health Facility of the Future Symposium, Texas A&M University, December 1984.
  • Slade, S.G., “International Eye Care Education”, AMSA International Health Care Symposium, Houston, Texas, April 1985.
  • Slade, S.G., “Dissemination of Medical Technology to the Third World”, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, April 1985.
  • Cottingham, A.J, Slade, S.G., “Corneal Ulcers in Refractive Surgery”, Presented to International Society of Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, California, October 1985.
  • Cottingham, A.J., Slade, S.G., “Intraocular Lens Calculations After Refractive Surgery”,  Presented to American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, California, October, 1985.
  • Slade, S.G., Swinger, C., “Refractive Surgery”, An international course presented at the Medical Schools in Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore, 1986.
  • Slade SG, Linberg JV, Immediata AR. Control of lacrimal secretion after sphenopalatine ganglion block. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1986;2(2):65-70.
  • Slade, S.G., “Opportunities to Volunteer Service in the Third World”, International Health Care Symposium, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, April 1986.
  • Slade, S.G., “Delivery of Cataract Surgery”, Symposium of International Agency for Prevention of Blindness, New Delhi, India, 1986.
  • Slade, S.G., “Combating Blindness in the Third World”, Presented to International Academy for Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 1987.
  • Kalter, D., Slade, S.G., “Correlation of Eye/Skin Changes in Onchocerciasis in Africa”, In preparation.
  • Slade, S.G., “Ocular Circulation”, Presented to the University of Texas at Houston, Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Complications in Phacoemulsification”, Presented by Alcon / Houston Eye Clinic Phacoemulsification Course, 1989.
  • Slade, S.G., “Advanced Refractive Surgery Techniques: Epikeratophakia and Myopic Keratomileusis”, Presented to Academy of Ophthalmology, Athens, Greece, May 1989.
  • Slade, S.G., “Astigmatism Control in Cataract Surgery”, Presented to Academy of Ophthalmology, Athens, Greece, May 1989.
  • Slade, S.G., “Radial Keratotomy Update”, Presented to Academy of Ophthalmology, Athens, Greece, May 1989.
  • Slade, S.G., “Cataract Surgery in the Third World”, Presented at American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2, 1989.
  • Donaldson, SL, Strauss, G.H., Slade, S.G., “Use of Tissue Adhesive (Tisseel) in Epikeratophakia”, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Ophthalmology, Galveston, Texas. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 31(4): 30, March 15, 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “Cataract Surgery – Patient Considerations”, A lecture presented to the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore, March 19, 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “Radial Keratotomy and Astigmatism”, A lecture presented to the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore, March 20, 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “Refractive Surgery – Patient Considerations”, A lecture presented to the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore, March 20, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “New Techniques in Refractive and Corneal Surgery”, Chairman of the Symposium, International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore, March 22, 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “New Directions in World Blindness”, Participation in panel discussion at the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore, March 23, 1990.
  • Donaldson, SL, Strauss, G.H., Slade, S.G., “Glued-On Epikeratophakia Lenticles”, A presentation at ARVOP, P – Sarasota, Florida, April 1990.
  • Martone, J.F., Holland, SP, Slade. S.G., Laukaitis, S.J., Foot, O., “Project Orbis”,
  • International Ophthalmology Clinics, 30(1): 58, winter 1990.
  • Slade, S., Strauss, G.H., Baker, R.N., Donaldson, SL, “Use of Tisseel Adhesive with Modified Epikeratophakia Lenticles”, A lecture presented to the Welsh Cataract Congress, Galveston, Texas, September 16, 1990.
  • Laukaitis, S., Holland, SP, Martone, J., Slade, S.G., “International Eye Banking”, Course presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “Nurses as First Assistants in Ophthalmic Surgery”, Presentation and panel discussion at American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1990.
  • Slade, S.G., “Opportunities to Volunteer Service in the Third World”, International Health Care Symposium, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, April 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., Martone, J., Laukaitis, S., Kory, R., “Project Orbis: Corneal Transplantation in the Developing World”, Refractive and Corneal Surgery, Volume 7(6); November-December 1991:477-78.
  • Slade, S.G., “The Case for Corneal Transplantation in Developing Countries”, An editorial by invitation, Refractive and Corneal Surgery, Volume 7(6) November-December 1991:477-478.
  • Slade, S.G., “Astigmatism: Prevention and Cure”, A lecture to the Alcon Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Chicago, Illinois, September 7, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., “Advances in MKM: A New Keratome System”, A lecture presented to the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty Pre-AAO Refractive Surgery Symposium, Anaheim, California, October 12, 1991.
  • Brint, S.F., Slade, S.G., “Myopic Keratomileusis with the Excimer Laser”, A lecture presented to the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty Pre-AAO Refractive Surgery Symposium, Anaheim, California, October 12, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Astigmatism is Cataract Surgery”, A lecture presented to the Society for Excellence in Eye Care annual Pre American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, Anaheim, California, October 12, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Advanced Operating Room Microscope Skills for First Assistants”, A workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Anaheim, California, October 13, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Penetrating Keratoplasty in the Developing World. A lecture presented to the Volunteer Eye Surgeons Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, October 13, 1991.
  • Martone, J.F., Holland, SP, Slade, S.G., Laukaitis, S.J., “Controversies in International Ophthalmology”, A course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Anaheim, California, October 15, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Correction of Astigmatism in Cataract Patients”, A lecture presented at the Berkeley Refractive Course, Houston, Texas, November 2 & 3, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Complications in Refractive Surgery”, A lecture presented at the Berkeley Refractive Course, Houston, Texas, November 2 & 3, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A lecture presented at the Berkeley Refractive Course, Houston, Texas, November 2 & 3, 1991.
  • Slade, S.G., “Complications in Astigmatic Keratotomy with Cataract Surgery”, A paper accepted for presentation at the Sixth Congress, European Society of Ophthalmology, Brussels, Belgium, May 23-29, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Non-Freeze Myopic Keratomileusis In-Situ”, A presentation at the Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, Texas, September 11, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Corneal Incision No-Stitch Cataract Surgery with Topical Anesthesia”, A presentation at the Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, Texas, September 11, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Viscoelastics in Phacoemulsification”, Accepted for publication in Ocular Surgery, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Mitomycin in Trabeculectomy: 25 Consecutive Cases”, Submitted for publication, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Phacoemulsification”, “Ophthalmic Sutures”, “Ocular Trauma”, Three lectures presented to the First Ophthalmic Update for Nurses, Instituto De Oftalmologia, Mexico City, August 5-8, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Beginning A Refractive Practice”, A chapter in Refractive Surgery, by Alcon Surgical, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Project Orbis Update”, A presentation at the Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Project Orbis, the DC-10”, A presentation to the Association of Surgical Operating Room Nurses at the annual Eyes of Texas Meeting, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Myopic Keratomileusis, State of the Art”, Presentation at the Berkeley Refractive Course, Houston, Texas, September 19, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., Farge E.J., “Effect of Pre-Existing Astigmatism in Penetrating Keratoplasty”, Grant from the Eye Bank Association of America in application.
  • Slade, S.G., “Prospective Evaluation of Myopic Keratomileusis In-Situ”, A presentation at the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Dallas, Texas, November 7, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., “Excimer Laser Myopic Keratomileusis”, A presentation at the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Dallas, Texas, November 7, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., Nurses as First Assistants in Ophthalmic Surgery”, A presentation and panel discussion at American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Dallas, Texas, November, 1992.
  • Martone, J.F., Holland, SP, Slade, S.G., “Controversies in International Ophthalmology”, A course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Texas, November 12, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “MKM: Excimer and In-Situ Sutureless Techniques”, A presentation at the Society for Excellence in Eye Care Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Texas, November 7, 1992.
  • Slade, S.G., “Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Texas, November 10, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., “Small Incision Cataract Surgery with Topical Anesthesia”, A presentation at Staar Surgical Topical Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification Course, Richmond, Virginia, November 21, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., “Complications in Small Incision Cataract Surgery”, A presentation at Staar Surgical Topical Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification Course, Richmond, Virginia, November 21, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., “Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery”, A Presentation at Staar Surgical Topical Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification Course, Richmond, Virginia, November 21, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., “Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Presentation at Staar Surgical Topical Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification Course, Richmond, Virginia, November 21, 1992
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia”, A presentation at Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting, Kapalua, Hawaii, January 15, 1993 given in absentia.
  • Slade, S.G., Faculty, International Institute for Experimental Surgery, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Phacokeratotomy”, A presentation at the Zirm Phacoemulsification Course High Communication Wet Lab, Innsbruck, Austria, January 6, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “ALK: Sutureless Technique”, A presentation at the Chiron/Steinway Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty Course, Miami, Florida, January 23, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty: Techniques and Results”, Alcon Aspen Advanced Anterior Segment Seminar, Aspen, Colorado, March 1-4, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Therapeutic Results with the Excimer Laser”, Alcon Aspen Advanced Anterior Segment Seminar, Aspen, Colorado, March 1-4, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser Results in Myopia”, Invited speaker at the San Antonio Ophthalmological Society, San Antonio, Texas, March 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, an interview in Ocular Surgery News, Vol. 11, No. 8, Page 69, April 15, 1993
  • Slade, S.G., “The Future of Refractive Surgery”, Invited speaker at the Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology, Szeged, Hungary, April 16, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Keratorefractive Concepts in Transition: A Systematized Approach to Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)”, Course Director for Chiron IntraOptics, Seattle, Washington, May 6, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., Swinger, C., Buratto, L., “Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Course Director, presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia: A Prospective Evaluation”, A paper presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Overcorrected RK”, A paper presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., “Excimer Laser Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia”, A paper presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Discussion facilitator, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Results in Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery free Paper Symposium, Seattle, Washington, May 7, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Corneal Topography in Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A presentation, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, Washington, May 11, 1993
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser Myopic Keratomileusis”, A presentation, Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 15, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Invited faculty, Paris, France, June 4, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery: Current State-of-the-Art”, A course presented at the American Society for Refractive and Cataract Surgery Summer Symposium, August 26-29, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser MKM: Techniques and Results”, A paper presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Summer Symposium, August 26-29, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia”, A paper presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Summer Symposium, August 26-29, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery”, A panel discussion at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, August 31, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser MKM: Results of USA FDA Study”, A presentation at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, August 31, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A presentation at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting, August 31, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Zirm, M., “High Communication Wet Lab on ALK”, A wet lab conducted at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, September 1, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Invited faculty, Nantes, France, September 4, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Faculty, Presentation at Alcon Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Pre-AAO, Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Rural Eye Care Provided by Urban Subspecialists: Patient Profiles and A Comparison of Surgical Outcomes”, submitted for publication.
  • Casebeer, J.C., Slade, S.G., et al, “Intraoperative Phachometry During Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Accepted for publication, Refractive and Corneal Surgery.
  • Slade, S.G., “Myopic ALK Results”, A paper presented at The Casebeer KeratoRefractive System Free Paper Symposium, Pre-AAO Conference, November 12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Participated in Round Table, Video Round Table and Panel Discussions, Alcon Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Pre-AAO Conference, November 12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Astigmatic Keratotomy”, Alcon Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Pre-AAO Conference, November 12, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia Using the Excimer Laser”, A paper presented at the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Pre-AAO Conference, November 13, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty for Hyperopia following Radial Keratotomy”, A paper presented at the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Pre-AAO Conference, November 13. 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Controversies in Refractive Surgery” Panel Discussion, International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Pre-AAO Conference, November 13, 1993.
  • Updegraff, S., Slade, S.G, McDonald, M.B., “Lamellar Keratoplasty vs. Excimer for Undercorrected Epikeratoplasty”, A presentation at the International Society for Refractive Keratoplasty Pre AAO Meeting, November 13, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Daily speaker at Chiron sponsored Emmetropia Theater, American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 15-18, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Corneal Topography in Lamellar Keratoplasty”, talk given at EyeSys, American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 15-18, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Keratomileusis In-Situ: A Prospective Evaluation”, A presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 15-18, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “International Corneal Transplantation”, A presentation for the Eye Bank Association of America at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 15-18, 1993.
  • Martone, J.F., Slade, S.G., Holland, S.P., et al, “Controversies in International Ophthalmology: Refractive Surgery in the Developing Country Setting”, A course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 15, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Lamellar Keratoplasty, Therapeutic and Refractive”, a poster/presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 16, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Corneal Topography and Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 16, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., “Myopic Keratomileusis”, a presentation for Summit Technology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 16, 1993.
  • Slade, S.G., Rozakis, G.W., et al, Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty, January, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Despite Some Drawbacks, ALK Shines”, a publication in Ocular Surgery News, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 1, 1994.
  • Gilbert, M.L., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery: An Evolutionary Slice”, a publication in Eyecare Technology, January/February, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “RK Update”, Invited speaker, American College of Eye Surgeons, Quality Surgery VIII, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 17, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser Update”, Invited speaker, American College of Eye Surgeons, Quality Surgery VIII, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 18, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery for Myopia: ALK Vs. Excimer”, Invited speaker, Aspen Anterior Segment Symposium, Aspen, CO, February 28-March 4, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Current Status of Lamellar Refractive Surgery”, Invited speaker, Eighth Annual Visions in Ophthalmology Symposium, La Jolla, CA, March 11-12, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Manhattan Eye and Ear Refractive Symposium, Invited Faculty, New York, NY, March 19, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., Invited moderator, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Annual Meeting, Boston, April 10-15.Slade, S.G., “Excimer Laser Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK) In-Situ Technique: Flap and Zap”, a film submitted for presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, MA, April 9-13, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty”, a Course accepted for presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, MA, April 9-13, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK) as a Treatment for Hyperopia Following Radial Keratotomy”, a paper accepted for presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, MA, April 9-13, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Excimer Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK) – Flap Technique”, a paper accepted for presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, MA, April 9-13, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Treatment for High Myopia”, an article in In Visionary, Summit Technology’s Visionary Program, April 1, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Initial Clinical Results of FDA Phase I Multicenter Study of Keratomileusis Using the Summit UV 200 LA Excimer Laser”, a paper accepted for presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, MA, April 9-13, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., et al, “Keratomileusis In-Situ: A Prospective Evaluation”, a paper accepted for presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, FL, May 6, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty”, Invited keynote speaker, French Implant Society, Ocular Surgery News Conference, Paris, France, May 13 & 14, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Invited Faculty, The Wilmer Institute Vail Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March 13-18,1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Invited speaker, Annual Phaco-Keratorefractive Surgery Course, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, May 20-21, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Albert Einstein, Montefiore Hospital Refractive Surgery Symposium, Invited Faculty, June 10, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Lamellar Refractive Surgery. chapter in Refractive Surgery, a book edited by Azar, D.T. in preparation, Appleton Lange.
  • Slade, S. G., Excimer MKM; State of the Art. In press, Seminars in Ophthalmology.
  • Slade, S. G., Excimer MKM vs ALK. Invited presentation at International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty Summer Meeting, Toronto, Canada. June 23, 1994.
  • Holland, S., Slade, S., Martone, J., “Interactive Surgical Training System for International Use”, A paper accepted for presentation at the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Toronto, June 27, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Treatment of High Myopia”, Invited chairperson, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, September 18-22, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., Lamellar Refractive Surgery. Invited speaker, Ocular Surgery News Conference, New York, New York. October 1, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., Excimer Laser Keratomileusis in Corneal Laser Surgery James J. Salz, editor. pages 187-201 Mosby, St. Louis 1995.
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK): Current Status”, Invited speaker, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Interactive Symposium on Refractive Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, California, October 28-29, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK): Current Status”, Invited speaker, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Interactive Symposium on Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, California, October 28-29, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery”, Invited speaker, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Pre-Academy Meeting, San Francisco, California, October, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Excimer MKM: State of the Art”, Invited speaker, American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, California, October 30 – November 3, 1994.
  • Casebeer, J.C., Slade, S.G., Course Manual “A System of Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, 1993 and 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Project Orbis: Keratomileusis Safely, Predictably Corrects High Myopia”, an article by interview in Ophthalmology Times, June 1, 1994
  • Slade, S.G., “Lamellar Refractive Surgery”, an article in Seminars in Ophthalmology, Vol. 9, No.2, Page 117, June 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., A response to Dr. Samuel Masket’s question for the consultation section to appear in the March, 1994 issue of “Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.”
  • Slade, S.G., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty,” an article in Ocular Surgery News, Vol. 12, No. 14, July 15, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “ALK-Excimer”, Invited speaker, Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, September 8, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., “Early Experience with the Technolas Laser”, Invited speaker, Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, September 8, 1994.
  • Updegraff, S., Slade, S. G., “Keratophakia”, Invited presentation, Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, September 9, 1994.
  • Updegraff, S., Slade, S. G., “ALK for Myopia”, Invited presentation, Welsh Cataract Congress, Houston, September 10, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., “ALK Excimer”, Invited speaker, Ocular Surgery News Conference, New York, New York, October 2, 1994.
  • Selim, A., Waring, G., Slade, S. G., “Lasik- A Retrospective evaluation”, in preparation.
  • Davis, R. M., Slade, S. G., “ALK Following Radial Keratotomy: A Histopathological study”, in preparation.
  • Slade, S.G., “Phase I Excimer ALK results”, Ocular Surgery News, October 1, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G., Burratto, L., “The Treatment of High Myopia”, A course at the European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal, September 18, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., Casebeer, C., “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty”, A course at the European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal, September 16, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., “Excimer ALK”, A course at Visumed Conference, Munich, Germany, September 23, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., Chairman at “The ISRK Nomogram”, Panel at the ISRK meeting, San Francisco, October 28, 1994.
  • Updegraff, S., Slade, S. G., “Excimer Laser Keratomileusis”, A paper accepted for presentation at the ISRK meeting, San Francisco, October 28, 1994.
  • Slade S. G. “Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty” American Academy of Ophthalmology Panel, presentation to the media at the AAO Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 31, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., “Corneal Topography with Lamellar Surgery”, Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, October 31, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G., “Early Experience with the Technolas Laser-ALK”, Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, October 31, 1994.
  • Slade, S. G. Gordon J.F., Lee P. A., Dru R. M. A prospective multicenter clinical trial to evaluate automated lamellar keratoplasty for myopia. Invest Ophthalmol and Visual Science 1994; 35 (4): 2156
  • Slade, S. G., “ALK for Myopia 2 year results”, A paper accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, November 1, 1994
  • Slade, S. G., “Excimer Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis”, A paper invited for presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, November 3, 1994..
  • Slade, S.G., “Update on ALK-E”, Review of Ophthalmology October 1994, pages 68-70.
  • Brint, Stephen F., Slade, Stephen G., “Six-month results of the Multicenter Phase I Study of Excimer Laser Myopic Keratomileusis” Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 20 November 1994, pages 610-615.
  • Slade, S.G., Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty with the Summit Excimer Laser. European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery, Volume 6, August 1994 pages 232-236.
  • Slade, S.G., A Comparision of a Single Center Result with a Multi-Center in ALK for Myopia. Presentation at the ISRK meeting San Francisco, October 31,1994.
  • Updegraff, S., Ruiz, Luiz A., and Slade S.G. One Year Results of LASIK, Presentation at the ASCRS meeting, San Francisco, October 30, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK for high myopia, A presentation at Refractive Keratoplasty Debates, A course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 1, 1994.
  • Slade, S.G. and Updegraff, S.A. Advances in Lamellar Refractive Surgery. in International Ophthalmology Clinics. Volume 34, Number 4, Fall 1994. pages 147 to 163. Little, Brown and Company, Boston.
  • Davis, Richard and Slade, S. G. Histopathology of Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty. In preparation.
  • Slade, S. G. Overview of Lamellar Refractive Surgery. Invited presentation at Emory University alumni meeting. Atlanta, February 3, 1995.
  • Ruiz, L., Slade, S. G. LASIK: Form meets Function. Eyecare Technology, Volume 5, No. 2, March/April 1995. pages 67-69.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK for Myopia. A presention at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego, April 2, 1995. Best Paper of Session.
  • Slade, S. G. Primary Instructor, LASIK: Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A Course at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego, April 1, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Instructor, Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A course at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego, April 3, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Corneal Topography in Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego, April 2, 1995
  • Slade, S. G., Excimer Laser Keratomileusis. A presentation at Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Winter Meeting. March 13, 1995.
  • Martiz, J. Yee, R. and Slade, S. G. Comparison of Corneal Endothelial Image Analysis by Konan Robo Non-Contact and Keeler Konan Contact Specular Microscopy After PRK and LASIK. Invest Ophthal and Visual Science, 1995
  • Slade, S.G. ALK for Myopia. A presentation at Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Winter Meeting. March 13, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Complications in Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A Presentation at Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Winter Meeting. March 13, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, an Overview. A presentation at Videorefrattiva 1995. Milan, Italy March 23, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Corneal Topography in Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A presentation at Videorefrattiva 1995. Milan, Italy. March 22, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, State of the Art. A presentation at the American College of Eye Surgeons annual meeting. Fort Lauderdale. February 17, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. ALK Technique and Discussion. A presentation at the American College of Eye Surgeons annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale. February 16, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. response in Consultation Section. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, May 1995
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK a presentation at The Aspen Anterior Segment Society Meeting. Aspen, February 28, 1995
  • Slade, S. G. Complications in Lamellar Refractive Surgery. a presentation at The Aspen Anterior Segment Society Meeting. Aspen, February 27,1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Excimer Lamellar Refractive Surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Supplement February, 1995, pages 56 to 57.
  • Slade, S. G. Sur Le Fil Du Rasior. Abstract Ophtalmo. Number 1, Volume 1. pages 15 to 18. March 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Keratoplasty for Myopia, Technique and Results. A presentation at the International Congress of the Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology, Marrakech, Morocco. April 13, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Excimer Laser Keratomileusis for the Treatment of Hyperopia and Presbyopia. A presentation at the International Congress of the Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology, Marrakech, Morocco. April 14, 1995.
  • Slade. S. G. ALK-E is a Better Procedure than PRK. Review of Ophthalmology, pages 83-86, April 1995.
  • Slade, S.G. Ruiz, Luis, and Updegraff, S.A. Corneal Topography in Lamellar Refractive Surgery, a book chapter in Corneal Topography: The State of the Art. Gills, James, editor. Slack, Inc., Thorofare, N.J. 1995.
  • Ruiz, Luis A.,Slade, S.G., Brint, S.F., Excimer Laser Keratomileusis in Corneal Laser Surgery James J. Salz, editor. pages 187-201 Mosby, St. Louis 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Keratoplasty Introduction. Invited Presentation, Eyetech 95, New Orleans, La. June 2, 1995
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Excimer Refractive Surgery. Invited Presentation, Eyetech 95, New Orleans, La. June 3, 1995
  • Slade, S, G. Lamellar Surgery. Keynote Speaker, Cali National Eye Meeting, Cali, Colombia. May 23, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK. Invited response in Consultation Section. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. pages 239-244_Volume 21, Number 3, May 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery Course, Senior Instructor. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego. April 1, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. ,Ruiz, Luis. Six Month Results: LASIK. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. San Diego, April 2, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Invited Keynote Speaker, Cali Society of Ophthalmology. Cali, Colombia. May 27, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Results, Invited Speaker, Mid Summer Meeting. International Society of Refractive Surgery. Minneapolis July 29, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Course Director, Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Mid Summer Meeting. International Society of Refractive Surgery. Minneapolis, July 29, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Trainer for Teachers of LASIK meeting, Mannheim, Germany. September 28, 1995
  • Slade, S. G. Course Director, Lamellar Refractive Surgery. European Society of Refractive Surgery, Amsterdam, October 1, 1995..
  • Slade, S. G. Course Director, Lamellar Reractive Surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 28, 1995.
  • Peacock, Lester, Slade, S. G. Ocular Integrity after Refractive Procedures. Presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 28, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. ALK Results. Invited Presentation at Internation Society of Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 26,1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Invited Presentation at Corneal Surgery Course, Herbert Kaufman Instructor, American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, Atlanta, October 29, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Invited Presentation at Refractive Keratoplasty Debates, Sandra Belmont Instructor, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, October 28, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty as a Method of Refractive Surgery. Invited Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, October 31, 1995
  • Slade, S. G. Updegraff, S. A. Complications of Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty. Arch Ophthalmology, Vol 113, September 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Surgery, Invited Presentation at the Research to Prevent Blindness Seminar. Orlando, October 8, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmic Surgery-Bulgaria S Volume 119, September 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. Two views on Laser in situ Keratomileusis ARGUS Volume 19, No. 1, January 1996. pages 20-21.
  • Slade, S. G. and Doane, J. D. LASIK Results. Invited presentation at the Texas Ophthalmological Association. San Antonio, November 29, 1995.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Technique. Invited speaker, Japan National Ophthalmology meeting. Osaka, Japan. January 26, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, The Richard E. Hoover Lecture, Invited Lecture. Baltimore, February 2, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK, An Overview. Course Director LRS Course, Sydney Austraila. February 17, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, Complications and Avoidance. Invited lecture, Munich Laser Society. Munich, Germany. February 23, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, LASIK Complications and appointment to the permanent faculty, Aspen Anterior Segment Society. Aspen, Colorado. February 23-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, LASIK Results, Aspen Anterior Segment Society. Aspen, Colorado. February 23-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Topography of Lamellar Refractive Surgery and appointment to the permanent faculty, Aspen Anterior Segment Society. Aspen, Colorado. February 23-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. The Future of Refractive Surgery, Invited Lecture, Southern Council of Optometry Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. February 29, 1996.
  • Martiz, J.R., Yee, R.W., and Slade, S. G. Comparison of Corneal Endothelial Image Analysis by Konan Robo Non-Contact and Keeler Konan Contact Specular Microscopy after PRK and LASIK. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, February 15, 1966, Vol. 37, No 3.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, three lectures, Johns Hopkins Ophthalmology Meeting, Vail, Colorado. March 10-12, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, LASIK Results, Video Refractiva Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 21-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Lamellar Refractive Surgery for Hyperopia, Video Refractiva Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 21-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Lamellar Complications, Video Refractiva Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 21-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Overview of Lamellar Refractive Surgery, Video Refractiva Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 21-25, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, an Overview, Special Guest Lecture- British Excimer Laser Group Meeting. London, England. April 19, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Complications, Special Guest Lecture- British Excimer Laser Group Meeting. London, England. April 19, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. and Ruiz, L. A. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, A Text. Slack, 1996
  • Slade, S. G. in Machat, Laser Refractive Surgery, section editor and contributor. Slack, New Jersey. 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, Invited Speaker, Fort Worth Ophthalmology Society, Fort Worth, Texas. May 15, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK , in 1995 ASCRS Annual Meeting Highlights. A CD-ROM published by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. et al. LASIK a Course. A CD-ROM published by CD-STAT, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK A CD-ROM published by Digital Interactive, 1996
  • Slade, S. G. The Future of Refractive Surgery. Invited guest speaker, New Jersey Medical School, Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey. May 20, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Course Director for LASIK, a course at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. June 1, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Corneal Topography in Lamellar Refractive Surgery, a presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. June 3, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. and Lindstrom, R. Refractive Surgery, a course at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. June 4, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Technique, and invited presentation at the German Eye Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Nurnberg, Germany. June 14, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Results, invited special guest speaker, Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. June 20, 1996
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Technique, invited special guest speaker, Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. June 20, 1996
  • Slade, S. G. The Future of Refractive Surgery, invited special guest speaker, Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. June 21, 1996
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Results, invited speaker, Tokyo Ophthalmology Society, Tokyo, Japan, July 8, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Course Director at the International Society of Refractive Surgery Midsummer Meeting, Minneapolis, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. Moderator at the International Society of Refractive Surgery Midsummer Meeting, Minneapolis, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK and PRK Results, an invited presentation at the Baylor Welsh Meeting, Houston, Texas. September 6, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK. Video Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume XII, Issue 3. 1996
  • Slade, S. G. Invited Faculty Panelist at the Baylor Welsh Meeting, Houston, Texas. September 6, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Complications, an invited presentation at the Baylor Welsh Meeting, Houston, Texas. September 6, 1996.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK Overview, an invited presentation at the Baylor Welsh Meeting, Houston, Texas. September 6, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. and Doane, J. Excimer Laser Keratomileusis in Seminars in Ophthalmology. Pages 248-258, Vol 11, No. 4, December 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. The Future of LASIK., an invited presentation to the Ocular Surgery News Conference, New York, New York. October 6, 1996
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Complications, a course at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting. Goteburg, Sweden. October 10, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Results, a presentation at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting. Goteburg, Sweden. October 11, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. Laser Surgery-Moderator of session at the International Society Of Refractive Surgery Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 24, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. Co-Director of “Train the LASIK Trainers” Course. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 25, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. The Keratome, a lecture given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 26, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Technique, a lecture given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 27, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK for Hyperopia, a discussion of a paper, given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 28, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Overview, a lecture, given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 29, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. Complications with the Microkeratome, a lecture, given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 29, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. Treatment of High Myopia, a debate, given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 30, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G. Director of LASIK, a course, given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. October 31, 1996.
  • Ruiz, L.A., Slade, S.G. et al. Results of LASIK for the Treatment of Myopia and Astigmatism. Submitted for publication.
  • Slade, S.G. and Doane, J.F. LASIK Complication, consultation in Journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society.
  • Slade, S. G. and Updegraff, S.A. Technique of LASIK, chapter in Corneal Surgery, Lindstrom and Lindquist.
  • Slade, S. G., Doane, J. F. and Updegraff, S. A. Lamellar Refractive Surgery, a chapter in Dimitri Azar, in publication
  • Slade, S. G. and Doane, J.F. LASIK and Lamellar Refractive Surgery, a chapter in Kaufman CORNEA.
  • Slade, S. G. Laser Treatment of Astigmatism, a chapter in Refractive Surgery editor Lucio Buratto.
  • Slade, S.G. Hersh, P. Steinert, R. Thompson, V., Wu, H. editors of Refractive Surgery a text Thieme publisher, in preperation.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Technique. Invited presentation before the French Refractive Surgery Society. Paris, January 9, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. The Future of LASIK. Invited presentation before the Phoenix Ophthalmological Society. Phoenix, January 9, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G.   Risks and possible traps with LASIK. Invited presentation before the German Laser Symposium. Munich, February 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Editor, LASIK and Lamellar Refractive Surgery. A CD-ROM published by Ophthalmology Interactive, Boston, MA. February 1, 1996.
  • Slade, S.G.  LASIK to correct Hyperopia. Invited presentation before the German Laser Symposium. Munich, February 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G.  The Future of Technology for Refractive Surgery. Invited presentation before the German Laser Symposium. Munich, February 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Complications of Lamellar Refractive Surgery. Aspen Anterior Segment Society, Aspen, February
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Results . Aspen Anterior Segment Society, Aspen, February
  • Slade, S.G. The Future of Refractive Surgery. The John Brown SR. Memorial Lecture. Invited presentation before the Ohio State Opthalmological Society, Columbus, March 7, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Transition to LASIK. Invited presentation before the Ohio State Opthalmological Society, Columbus, March 7, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty. Invited presentation before the German Ophthalmic Surgeon\’s meeting. Nuremburg, Germany. June 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK versus PRK-Current Results of the FDA Study. Invited presentation before the German Ophthalmic Surgeon\’s meeting. Nuremburg, Germany. June 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Chairman of the Session. Invited presentation before the German Ophthalmic Surgeon’s meeting. Nuremburg, Germany. June 14, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty. Invited Keynote Presentation for the Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Yokohama, Japan. June 21, 1997.
  • Peacock, L.W., Slade, S.G. et al. Ocular Integrity after Refractive Procedures. Ophthalmology July 1997; 104: 1079-1083.
  • Slade, S.G. Chairman of Session. Microkeratomes, at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. San Francisco, October 24, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK: The Procedure of Choice. Invited Presentation at the Refractive Surgery Interest Group Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 24, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK: Training the Trainers. Invited Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 24, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Moderator and Chair LASIK: User Group Meeting. Invited Presentation at the Interest Group Meeting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 25, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK vs PRK. Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 26, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. How a Microkeratome works. Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 26, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK: Patient Selection. Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 26, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Discussion of Bilateral LASIK Surgery, by George Waring, MD. Invited Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 26, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Scanning Lasers, Invited Presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 26, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Chair, LASIK: Course. Slade, S.G. at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, October 27, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Retreatments in LASIK, Invited Presentation and Live Surgical Demonstration at the 15th French Direct Surgical Meeting, Paris, January 16, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Treatment of Decentrations, Invited Presentation and Live Surgical Demonstration at the 15th French Direct Surgical Meeting, Paris, January 16, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. Positive Cylinder Astigmatism Treatment, Invited Presentation and Live Surgical Demonstration at the 15th French Direct Surgical Meeting, Paris, January 16, 1997.
  • Slade, S.G. and Machat, J.J. The Art of LASIK. 2nd edition, A text in press, Slack, Inc. Thorofare, New Jersey. 1998
  • Slade, S.G. Surgical Technique for LASIK. Chapter in Operative Techniques in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Richard Elander, M.D. Editor. W.B. Saunders and Company, Philadelphia, PA. 1998.
  • Slade, S. G. LASIK, Refractive Surgery in the New Millennium, a CD-ROM by Ophthalmology Interactive, Boston MA. 1998.
  • Slade, S. G. and Brint, Stephen F. Draping techniques to isolate lashes and achieve maxium exposure. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery-Vol 24, August 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Topographically Linked LASIK, Invited Speaker at the Ocular Surgery News Meeting. New York, New York, October 4, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G., Moderator for the session: Microkeratomes; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. International Society of Refractive Surgery. NewOrleans, November 6, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited talk at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, A Flow Chart for Complications. New Orleans, November 7, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited talk at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, LASIK: Surgical Technique. New Orleans, November 7, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited Discussant of three papers. American Academy of Ophthalmology. New Orleans, November 9, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited Speaker at the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology, LASIK. Dallas, November 22, 1998.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited talk at the Pittsburgh TLC Laser Center Meeting, LASIK. Pittsburgh, Pa., February 7, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Four Invited talks at the Johns Hopkins Winter Ophthalmology Meeting, Vail, Colorado. March 16,1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Chairman of Round Table and Invited Surgeon for Live Surgery at the VIDEOREFRACTIVA. Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 20, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Invited paper, LASIK Results. VIDEOREFRACIVA Meeting, Milan, Italy. March 20, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. An Accommodating IOL, First Results. Presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 10, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. The 217A Excimer, First American Results, Presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 10, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Treatment of Positive Cylinder Astigmatism. Presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 10, 1999.
  • Knorz, M.C., Slade, S.G. et al. Multicenter Study of Topographic Assist Laser in Refractive Surgery. Presented at the German Society of Ophthalmology. Berlin, Germany. September 23, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Corneal Surgery in The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation, ed. Silver stone, Lang, Rosenthal and Faye. In publication for 2000.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Technique, and invited paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Sugery, Miami July 17, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis, and invited paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Miami , July 18, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. The Perfect Flap, and invited paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Miami, July 17, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. The Perfect Cut, an invited paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Miami, July 17, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. An Accommodating IOL, First Results, a paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Miami, July 17, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. and Cumming, S. An Accommodating IOL, Further Results, a paper at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. September 6, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. An Accommodating IOL, Theory and Risk Analysis. A paper at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Vienna, September 7, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Machat, J.J. and Probst, I. Treatment of Myopia and Astigmatism with the Technolas 217a. A paper at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Vienna, September 7, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G., and Knorz, M. Treatment of Irregular Astigmatism by Customized LASIK Based on Corneal Topography, Theory and Results. A Paper presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 25, 1999.
  • Holland, SP and Slade, S.G. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis Related to Endotoxins Released from Sterlizer Reservoir Biofilms. A paper presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 27, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Discussion of LASIK Complications with one Type of Disposable Microkeratome, Discussion of a Paper presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 27, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Topolink and 217a US Results. A Paper presented at the Bausch and Lomb Exhibit at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 27, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. 217a LASIK Results. A Paper presented at the Refractive Alliance Meeting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 25, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Step by Step. An Invited Keynote Address to the Refractive Surgery Interest Group of the American Academy of Ophthalmology at the Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 27, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Step by Step. A Paper presented as part of a course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology at the Meeting. Orlando, October 27, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G., Treatment of Irregular Astigmatism by Customized LASIK Based on Corneal Topography, Theory and Results. A Paper presented as part of a course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 26, 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Contributing author of Complex Cases with LASIK, Louis Probst. Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ. 1999.
  • Slade, S.G. Consultation Section. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. January 28, 2000.
  • Slade, S.G., Baker, R.N. and Brockman, D. The Completer Book of Laser Surgery. Accepted for publication, March 2000.
  • Holland, S.P., and Slade, S.G. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis. Accepted for publication in Ophthalmology.
  • Slade, S.G. What\’s new in LASIK? An invited presentation to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute meeting, Vail, Colorado, March 14, 2000.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Technique. An invited presentation to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute meeting, Vial Colorado. March 14, 2000.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Complications. An invited presentation to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute meeting. Vail, Colorado. March 14, 2000.
  • Slade, S.G. and Booranapong, W. et al. Anatomic Factors affecting microkeratome placement in LASIK. J Cataract Refract Surg 2000; 26; 1319-1325.
  • Slade, S.G. LASIK Enhancements. An invited presentation to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute meeting. March 14, 2000.

Report: First cataract surgeries performed with femtosecond laser in the U.S.

By Stephen G.
Slade, MD, Houston TX

During the last week in February, I had the privilege to be the first ophthalmic surgeon in the United States to perform cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser. The procedures that we performed over a 2-day period with the LenSx Laser (LenSx Lasers, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA) are the beginning of what I believe will be the next evolution in refractive cataract surgery.

The LenSx Laser received FDA clearance for anterior capsulotomies in August 2009 followed by a clearance for corneal incisions in December 2009. During these first surgeries, we used the LenSx laser to create the anterior capsulotomy and corneal incisions for the cataract procedure. Future clearances will allow us to expand the use of the LenSx Laser to include the remaining steps in the surgical process, with the exception of irrigation/aspiration and
lens insertion.


Procedure and Patient Acceptance

We performed the first surgeries at our ambulatory surgery center here in Houston with the second laser the company has manufactured. The surgeries turned out even better than I expected. We have done 8 cases and all were 20/25 or better at day one. All of the capsulotomies attempted were perfectly centered and achieved diametric accuracy of ± 0.25 mm. Precise corneal incisions were effectively created by the laser, and all were self-sealing postoperatively.

After cataract removal using phacoemulsification, all of the eyes underwent premium IOL implantation. Although anecdotal, both my partner and I independently felt that the corneas at day one were exceptionally clear, perhaps because there is less maneuvering with the corneal tissue and intraocularly.

As exciting as the performance of the LenSx Laser was, the overwhelming response from patients was even more impressive. Then again, patients have always thought that cataract surgery was done with a laser – so perhaps this helped to overcome any concerns about being the first patients to benefit from this new technology. I believe patients will benefit from a lower complication rate and from improved refractive results. The ability of the laser to make reproducible corneal incisions and capsulotomies will allow us to optimize the lens position and astigmatism now. In the future we will be able to make corneal astigmatic incisions to deal with preexisiting or induced cylinder.

I do believe femtosecond refractive surgery will become the preferred method of cataract surgery. This will be both surgeon and patient driven. Patients are extremely excited about “laser cataract surgery”. The “get it”. Surgeons
will find it more precise, reproducible and simply more “fun”.

The initial clinical evaluation of the LenSx Laser began in 2008 with Professor Dr. Zoltan Nagy of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. He has now successfully performed over 500 surgeries with the LenSx Laser, and the first image-guided refractive cataract surgeries with the laserin December 2009. This surgery included lens fragmentation, capsulotomy and corneal incisions.

My initial experience with creation of the capsulotomy and corneal incisions has been extremely positive. In my years as a refractive and cataract surgeon, I have had the good fortune to be involved in the introduction of a number of new technologies – including the first customized ablation for LASIK and the femtosecond laser for corneal flaps – without a doubt, these first surgeries were as textbook as you could hope to have.

In the past 15 years, there have been a number of attempts to deliver a laser for cataract surgery.With the LenSx Laser, I believe that we may be on the way to having a cataract technology that allows us to deliver technique that
matches our premium IOLs, enabling us to deliver even better outcomes.


The Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery

– By Stephen G. Slade, MD

What excites
me the most about femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery are the benefits that the technology offers to our patients. Safety will be enhanced by reduced phaco time and power, less surgical time in the eye, and finer,
more elegant incisions, among other innovations. Precision may be increased by an exactly sized, shaped, and positioned capsulotomy that will better control the IOL’s final resting place as well as by precise, reproducible
primary incisions and standardized, quantifiable astigmatic keratotomies. Femtosecond lasers could also enable and make possible many other technologies, including polymer IOLs that can be injected through a tiny capsulotomy.

Most of the heated debate about femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery has not been about the capabilities of the technology, however, but rather its real-world practicality. Will patients seek it out? Is it economical? Who will pay for it? I have a unique perspective here. I have been performing laser cataract surgery commercially in Houston for nearly a year now on all of our practice’s premium IOL patients and most of our other cataract patients.

Since LenSx Lasers Inc. (Aliso Viejo, CA) delivered the platform to us in February 2010, we have not been part of an FDA trial or subject to other investigational device restrictions. The laser already had 510(k) clearance for anterior capsulotomy when we received it, and clearance for incisions and lens fragmentation quickly followed. In my experience, patients easily understand and prefer “laser” cataract surgery, and they seek it out. Yes, there are
added costs. This advanced technology is not covered by Medicare, however, so patients can assume these costs if they so choose. In other words, patients can elect to pay for what they decide is better care, safety, and efficiency.

On January 1, 2011, the first baby boomers turned 65 and entered Medicare, with an estimated 10,000 hitting that milestone each day now. The US population over the age of 65 is projected to double in 7 years. I believe the development and availability of laser cataract surgery are right on time.

This piece was adapted
with permission from Dr. Slade’s editorial “Thoughts on 2010”, which appeared in
Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today’s February 2011 edition.

Stephen G. Slade, MD, is a surgeon at Slade and Baker Vision in Houston. He serves as the medical director for LenSx Lasers Inc. Dr. Slade may be reached at (713) 626-5544;  sgs@visiontexas.com.

LASIK and Cataract, as in any other major surgery, has risks.

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