Eye Surgery & Laser Clinic
Cabarrus Eye Center is pleased to offer outpatient surgical services through our Surgery Center, Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic. Founded in 1984, Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic is a single-specialty surgery center designed exclusively to perform outpatient services in the field of ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. We offer the areas only outpatient surgery center dedicated exclusively to eye surgery.
Our board certified and experienced surgeons have performed more than 50,000 procedures over more than 30 years. We offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional hospital surgery facilities, performing over 3,000 surgeries per year. Our staff is well trained with many years of experience in caring for our patients. The surgeons and staff of Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic maintain a safe and pleasant environment in which we continuously strive to provide excellent surgical services.
The Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic is approved for participation in the Medicare program. As a further commitment to quality, Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic obtained Accreditation through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
Meet the Surgeons
from left to right: Kurt Lark, Jason Handler, Gary Raflo, Shaun Robinson
Leica Opthalmic Microscope
Most Common Procedures
The most common surgical opthalmology procedures include:
- Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Eyelid Surgery
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
- Eye Muscle Surgery
- Corneal Surgery
Types of Eye Surgery
- Cataract Extraction with Intraocular lens insertion
- Ahmed Valve placement
- Superficial Keratectomy/Epithelial Debridement
- Yag Laser Capsulotomy
- Mueller’s Muscle
- Ptosis Repair
- Reconstruction following Moh’s procedure
- Ectropion Repair
- Entropion Repair
Stellaris Vision Enhancement System
History: The Development of the Eye Surgery & Laser Clinic
In the early 1980’s, Dr.’s William J. Burchfield and James W. Wheatley, cataract surgeons at Cabarrus Eye Center, observed the increasing national trend of outpatient cataract surgery being performed in free standing ambulatory surgery centers. The rationale for these was better quality control, rapid patient acceptance and convenience and markedly lower costs to the patients and insurance carriers, compared to cataract surgery done in hospital operating rooms
The Governing Body of the Southern Piedmont Health Systems Agency, Inc. met on April 19, 1983, and the certificate of need decisions regarding the proposed ambulatory surgery center “were unanimously confirmed without problem”. Marshall Erdman was contracted to build the facility, a company that specialized only in building medical buildings.
An operating license was applied for and granted when the facility was constructed, equipped and all necessary requirements, regulations, inspections and evaluations were complete and in order. This was accomplished and the Eye Surgery and Laser Clinic was opened in early 1984 and has been in operation without interruption since then.
Medicare Certified and Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAASF)