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This profile was last updated on 5/17/01  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Ask Vance Thompson

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Employment History

  • Investigator
    Summit Technology , Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Editorial Boards
    Ocular Surgery News


  • M.D.
Web References
Vance Thompson Vision - Specialists in Laser Vision Correction, 17 May 2001 [cached]
Ask Vance Thompson, M.D. why he takes the time to travel around the world teaching other doctors, and the answer comes quickly.Thompson has a passion to teach.He loves "taking something that is complicated to the student (surgeons) and then making it understandable to them".
Dr. Thompson continues, "Teaching makes me a better surgeon.As a teacher you get asked questions from astute surgeons from all around the world.I feel I have a responsibility to be on the cutting edge, to learn what's on the horizon so I can responsibly teach laser vision correction.It's pretty rare to hear a question we haven't heard before."
Dr. Thompson has taught more than 3,000 ophthalmic surgeons in dozens of different countries.He's also published over 30 articles and book chapters and is co-author of the textbook "Refractive Surgery".Dr. Thompson is on the Editorial Boards of "Ocular Surgery News", "Review of Ophthalmology" and "New Ophthalmologist".
Dr. Thompson has been instrumental in advancing the field of vision correction through his extensive research and surgical experience.He has been a leading international researcher in the field of refractive eye surgery.He has been an investigator with Summit Technology, Inc. in its United States excimer laser clinical trials since 1990.Dr. Thompson has served as principal investigator in numerous FDA monitored clinical trials over the years studying excimer laser photo-therapeutic keratectomy (PTK) for the removal of scars and opacities from the cornea and PRK and LASIK for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.Dr. Thompson was Summit Technology's United States Medical Monitor in its therapeutic excimer laser clinical trials and monitored the first national study that lead to the first FDA approved ophthalmic use of an excimer laser in the United States.Dr. Thompson also performed the first Holmium:YAG laser thermokeratoplasty (LTK) for the correction of farsightedness and astigmatism in the United States.
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