DANIEL SAMBURSKY, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Daniel Sambursky is a highly trained, experienced and respected Lasik and cataract surgeon. Ophthalmologists, doctors and surgeons from all over the country and world seek out Dr. Sambursky to perform Lasik and cataract surgery on themselves or their family members. Dr Sambursky has performed over 30,000 Lasik vision correction procedures and 35,000 cataract surgeries.  He has over two decades of experience performing and optimizing his surgical techniques.  Dr. Sambursky’s dedication to superior patient outcomes is reflected in his commitment to offer each patient the most advanced surgical techniques and technology available. He was among the first surgeons in New York State to perform and offer his patients: LenSx® Laser Assisted Cataract surgery and Intralase® All-Laser Lasik.  Additionally, he was one of the first Lasik surgeons to offer patients Lasik with the Wavelight®Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser.  In regards to advanced implantable lens technology, Dr. Sambursky was one of the first doctors in New York to offer AcrySof®ReSTOR®, Crystalens, Technis Multifocal, Tecnis Symphony® Lens and Acrysof® IQ Toric Lens options for enhanced uncorrected postoperative vision. He was also one of the first to incorporate Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS), such as iStent® and CyPass® Micro-Stent, into his practice allowing cataract patients with glaucoma to take advantage of these modern pressure-lowering technologies at the same time as their cataract surgery.  Dr. Sambursky operates on many people with visually demanding careers including but not limited to: doctors, nurses, PA’s and other health care professionals, lawyers, pilots, athletes, coaches, architects and performers. He utilizes the most advanced technology available to aide each patient attain their visual goals and minimize their dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

LESLIE PATCH, MD

Dr. Patch specializes in Oculoplastics – surgery of the eyelids, orbit, and tear duct system. Dr. Patch does both functional and cosmetic Oculoplastic surgery as well as facial fillers, botulinum toxin injections, and cataract surgery.

Dr. Patch earned her medical degree from Brown University Medical School where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her transitional year internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Patch then did a residency in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery at University of Colorado Eye Hospital, where she was Chief Resident. She also did an additional two years of training in an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) approved fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the most selective surgical fellowship in the country.

Strongly dedicated to providing top quality patient care, Dr. Patch strives to give every patient the best aesthetic outcome. She has published articles on the use of botulinum toxin in hemifacial spasm, short-scar facelift technique, pediatric orbital and facial fractures, and intraocular lens fixation.

MICHELE PALMERI, LASIK COORDINATOR

Michele has worked with Doctor Daniel L. Sambursky and other physicians at the Laser Eye Center of the Southern Tier for over twelve years. In addition to the extensive training she has received in the field of LASIK, Michele holds a Bachelor's degree in Medical Record Administration from Ithaca College. Shealso took graduate courses in Health Education at Cortland and was a Health Educator for Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network for two years.

When you arrive at the Laser Eye Center, we will give you an extensive evaluation prior to scheduling your LASIK procedure. Dr. Sambursky will provide your eye exam, and then you will have an informational session with Michele to discuss everything you need to know about LASIK surgery.
You can expect to be at the Laser Eye Center for an hour to an hour and a half.

Prior to your visit you should be aware that if you wear contact lenses, you should keep them out of your eyes for two weeks, especially if you plan to have LASIK shortly after your evaluation. If you are just coming in for an evaluation and information and you cannot, or choose not to leave your contacts out for two weeks prior to the exam, then we ask that you do not wear them to your appointment. We cannot test your eyes with contacts in. Once you decide to have your LASIK procedure, you will need to leave your contacts out for two weeks if they are soft, and three weeks if they are hard or gas permeable contacts.

During your appointment, Michele will explain why a patient is nearsighted, farsighted and/or has astigmatism and what we have to do to correct that. Then she explains the different procedures available: blade or blade free, and the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Once you've made the decision to have LASIK, Michele will cover the procedure in more detail and will show you the laser room where Dr. Sambursky and his team will perform your procedure. She will also give you any pre-op prescriptions and instructions that you will need, and will answer any questions.Michele will schedule your LASIK procedure and you will be sent home with a consent form to review.