Epithelial Thickness Mapping: A New Tool for the Refractive Surgery Practice

How are you using epithelial mapping in your practice?

What is the benefit of epithelial thickness mapping in the refractive practice?

How is epithelial thickness mapping helping you to better assess patients for refractive surgery?

What are you looking for when assessing patients for refractive surgery and why?

How does epithelial thickness mapping aid in planning enhancement procedures?

How do you use epithelial thickness mapping in your dry eye patients?

How easy is the OCT epithelial mapping to use?

Mihir Parikh, M.D.
Dr. Parikh is dual fellowship trained in refractive surgery/anterior segment surgery and board- certified for over a decade. He has now performed tens of thousands of refractive procedures and specializes in LASIK, PRK, and cataract surgery with the use of lasers, high technology lens implants and corneal inlays. He was one of the earliest surgeons on the West Coast to use the excimer and the femtosecond lasers.
An award-winning surgeon, Dr. Parikh was honored with the Laurence Mehlman Prize and the University of California Regents Scholar Award during his four years at UC Irvine. His presentation during his fellowship on “The effects of intrastromal corneal ring implantation (INTACS) on nerve fiber layer thickness” was awarded Best Paper of Session at the national 2000 ASCRS conference in Boston. In addition, his medical peers have voted him as "San Diego's Top Doc" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Dr. Parikh teaches ophthalmology and the concepts of refractive surgery to optometrists and ophthalmologists on a regional and national level and has been published in many medical journals and newspapers. He is on the advisory board or serves as a consultant for multiple medical and health care companies.