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Siepser Sliding Slip Knot

7/9/2019
What a tongue twister, the Siepser Sliding Slip knot.  The Siepser Sliding Slip Knot is a procedure that allows more sutures to be added in any meridian of the defect without over tensioning the iris. Dr. Siepser was confident in his technique that he could use it on hundreds of patients. Although it took the Doctor a while to start repairing the iris in a phakic eye, he soon gained all the confidence he needed and was able to repair an iris defect in any meridian. The fact that even today closing iris defects in phakic eyes is not accepted is discouraging. It is important the patients find surgeons that are willing to perform these procedures.  Too many people suffer because doctors tell them “nothing can be done.”The first procedure of an iris defect that was performed on a phakic patient by Dr. Siepser was 20 years ago. He used it on an 18 year old girl whom was struck in the left eye with a fire poker.  That caused a traumatic iris coloboma.  She returned from Denver to

Patient Care

5/14/2019
At SLEC we have redirected our efforts to not only explain a particular procedure or diagnosis but also to be sure that patient’s fully comprehend our explanation. It is just human nature to gloss over a serious situations. I myself find that I minimize any doctor’s diagnosis and possible outcomes, it is just the way it is. Riding that fine line between scaring a patient, increasing their anxiety and carefully and fully explain their diagnosis and plan is very challenging. At SLEC we have found that the best method for this is to have Dr. Siepser make the diagnosis, then Nick Stasyk and Stevie-Rae explain and use videos to demonstrate the diagnosis and treatment plan. We use various websites to generate a tailored “take home” print out. The last step is then invite Dr. Siepser to ans

What Are Cataracts?

6/20/2018
Cataracts are blockages in the path of light passing through the human lens.  The human lens is a clear and colorless structure, which focuses light on the back of the eye.  This structure can change with age, become opaque, whitish or have anterior or posterior surface changes.  The most common cause for cataracts is aging and ultraviolet light exposure.  A study comparing watermen on the Chesapeake Bay people who worked in the canneries found that the individuals who worked outside on the water developed cataracts more frequently than those who worked in the canneries.  The only variable between the two groups was the length of time exposed to light.  In just a short period, it became obvious that protection from ultraviolet light, which is most intense at the surface of the water, would be helpful in limiting the incidence of cataracts.  That is why the guidelines for the use of sunglasses have changed so dramatically over the years. Cataracts can develop f
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Cataracts
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Happy Patients
"Dr. Siepser and his staff are The Best!!! They are true champions! Honored to have worked with them."
Phil Martelli, St. Joe’s Basketball Coach
"Incredible to take my first Olympic ride cross country without contacts or glasses. What an improvement!"
Phillip Dutton, USA Equestrian Team
"I only wish I had done this 20 years ago!"
LeSean McCoy, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
"My sister gave me vision correction for my birthday several years ago. Best gift ever: I love and use it every single day!"
Mamie Duff
"My fiancé is ecstatic about her new vision, and I can’t thank you enough!"
Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies #8