|2015||Horizon's Dr. Gerald Rosen performs the first Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty surgery in the Charlotte region.|
In DMEK -- the most advanced corneal transplant technique for patients with Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy -- only the abnormal inner layer of the cornea is replaced, and all normal corneal tissue is preserved.
|Charlotte magazine names two Horizon Eye Care physicians "Top Docs" in a poll of their peers: Dr. Frederick H.D. Weidman, II (5th time since 2010) and Dr. Joseph H. Krug, Jr. (3rd time since 2010).|
|2013||Horizon named ‘Best Eye Care Group’ in the inaugural edition of Readers’ Choice Best of Charlotte, a special feature publication of The Charlotte Observer|
|2012||Horizon Eye Care cataract surgeons become the first in the Charlotte region to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery with the LenSx femtosecond laser.|
|2011||Horizon becomes the first practice to perform Canaloplasty surgery in the Charlotte region.|
This minimally invasive procedure lowers pressure for glaucoma patients by enlarging the eye’s natural drainage system.
|2010||Dr. Joseph Biber performs the first artificial corneal transplant at Novant Health in Charlotte when he implants the Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis.|
|2009||Sightpath Medical names Horizon Eye Care as a Top 25 Practice in the U.S. for continued surgical excellence, exceptional patient care, and demonstrating surgical expertise through a high volume of refractive surgeries, such as LASIK.|
|1997||Horizon Eye Care is formed by a merger with Charlotte Eye Associates and Gaskin Eye Clinic|
|1985||The doctors at what will become Horizon Eye Care are the first in Charlotte to begin performing corneal refractive surgery.|
In what is now a widely accepted procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct many cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
|Stratton, Wilkerson and Pressly, formed by Dave Stratton, Randy Wilkerson and Jim Pressly, becomes Charlotte Eye Associates.|
|1956||Gaskin Eye Clinic formed by Reed Gaskin.|
|1947||Dave Stratton began his practice in ophthalmology in Charlotte.|