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About Your Surgeon

Member of the Wills Eye Surgical Network since 1996.
Dr. Lewis


James S. Lewis, MD
Date of Birth: May 3, 1956

Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1989
Affiliation: Wills Eye Surgical Network
Subspecialty: LASIK, Corneal and Glaucoma Surgery
Experience: 11000 LASIK procedures since 1998

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Offices:

Elkins Park
8380 Old York Road
Suite 110A
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Phoenixville
286 Griffen Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Wills Surgery Center in Bucks County
401 North York Road
Warminster, PA 18974

Kremer Surgery Center
King of Prussia
200 Mall Boulevard

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Salus University
1200 West Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Education:

Flinders Medical Centre,
Adelaide, South Australia. 1986-1987;
Cornea, External Disease, and Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship.

Duke University Eye Center,
Durham, North Carolina. 1983-1986; Ophthalmology Residency.

St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center,
San Francisco, California. 1982-1983; Internship.

Jefferson Medical College,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1978-1982; MD.

Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey. 1974–1978; AB. Mathematics.

Professional Experience:

Director of Cataract, LASIK and Corneal Surgery
Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19141
2005 - Present.

Private Practice Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery,
Cornea and External Disease, Cataract and Intraocular Lenses,
1990 - Present.

Director of Cornea and External Disease and
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology,
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1987 - 1990.

Director of Ophthalmic Cornea and External Disease,
Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1987 - 1991

Peer Reviewed Papers:

Sulcus Fixation without Flaps, Ophthalmology. 1993;100:1346-1350.

Corneal Argyrosis Associated with Silver Soldering,
MW Scroggs and AD Proia. Cornea. 1992; 11(3): 264-9.

Ab Externo Sulcus Fixation, Ophthalmic Surgery. 1991;22:692-695.

Chapters:

New Techniques and Instruments for Lens Implantation.
Current Opinions in Ophthalmology 1995, 6;1:46-52
with I. Howard Fine, MD. (update published in 1997).

Courses:

Refractive Surgery using Toric Intraocular Lenses, ASCRS, Philadelphia, 2002.

Sutured Posterior Chamber IOLs, American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting, San Diego, CA, May 1998.

Sutured Posterior Chamber IOLs, Annual Ocular Surgery News Symposium of
Cataract & Refractive Surgery, New York, NY, 1995 & 1996.

Sulcus-Fixated PC IOLs in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation (Without a Scleral Flap),ASCRS Physicians Courses # 1102, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications:
Time Elapsed IOL Decentration; The Role of Capsular Contraction and Capsulorrhexis. ASCRS Physicians Courses, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications:
Suture-Fixation of PC IOLs. ASCRS Physicians Courses, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery with an Absorbable Tangential Suture,
ASCRS Physician’s Program 2-B, San Diego, CA, April 2, 1995.

The Fine, Self-Sealing, Clear Corneal Tunnel Incision,
STAAR Surgical Seaport Symposium, Mystic, CT, July 23 - 24, 1994.

Sulcus Fixation of PC IOLs in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation Without a Scleral Flap, Wills Eye Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 21 - 23, 1994.

Transscleral Suture Fixation of PC IOLs in the Absence of Capsular Support--Double Pass--No Flap Technique. New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications, ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

Second Generation Suture Fixation of PC IOLs. ASCRS, Boston, MA, 1994.

Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery with a Tangential Suture,
ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

Is There a Role for Foldable IOLs in Patients Without Capsular Support,
New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications?
ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

What Does Ophthalmology Want? Co-management Conference,
The Better Vision Institute and Vision Exposition, New York, NY, March 10-13, 1994.

Wound Construction and Closure, Great American Ophthalmic Conference and Exposition, Alcon Surgical, July 30 - August 1, 1993.

Transscleral Sulcus Fixation, ASCRS, 1993 and 1992.

Sulcus Fixation without Flaps, American Academy of Ophthalmology,
Dallas, TX, Nov 8-12, 1992.

Intraocular Implant Lens Update--1992, American Academy of Ophthalmology,
Dallas, TX, Nov 8-12, 1992.

Small Incision Non-Phacoemulsification Symposium, Storz Ophthalmics, Inc.,
Philadelphia, PA, September 23, 1989.

Excimer Laser Corneal Contouring and the Triple Procedure, with Jeff Mandel, MD,
Second International Workshop on Laser Corneal Surgery, Boston, MA, Oct 14-15, 1988.

Awards:

ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery, 1994,
Best Paper of Session. Second Generation Fixation of Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses.

ASCRS Film Festival 1992, Best New Surgical Maneuver (runner-up):
Double Transscleral Sulcus Fixation.

Hymen A. Menduke Prize in Research, 1982.

Other Publications:

Ocular Surgery News
Blade microkeratome may still have a role in flap creation
Automated blade creates thin, precise and resilient flaps, surgeon says.
James S. Lewis, MD; Marcus Devlin, OD December 25, 2008

Very Thin Flap LASIK using the Moria One Use Plus (OUP) 90 Microkeratome, High Definition Video Exploration of Epi-LASIK Surgery and Bowman’s Membrane Using the Moria System World Ophthalmology Congress 2008 in Hong Kong, June 28th - July 2nd 2008

Absorbable Plugs, Management of LASIK induced dry eye.
Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, March 2002; 30, 31.

Second Generation Sulcus Fixation, Proceedings of the Annual Ocular Surgery News
Symposium of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 1995 & 1996.

EYE-TV-OD Volumes 1 and 2: Therapeutics and Co-management [video journal], 1995.

How To Be a Video Star, Review of Ophthalmology, June 1995; 84-90.

An Absorbable Tangential Suture to Strengthen the Clear-Corneal Wound,
Maintain Astigmatic Neutrality, Ocular Surgery News, June 15, 1995; 13 (12); 41.

Second Generation Sulcus Fixation,
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, [video] 1995.

Second Generation Techniques in Sulcus Fixation,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1994.

Tangential Suturing Techniques for Clear Corneal Incision,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1993.

Sulcus Fixation of a Posterior Chamber Implant,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1991.

Sulcus Fixation,
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, [video] 1991.

Excimer Laser Corneal Contouring and the Triple Procedure,
with GN Foulks and J Mandel, Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology, 1989; 2(4), 259-62.

Surgical Management of Giant Retinal Tears,
Pakistani Journal of Ophthalmology, with Brooks McCuen, MD, 1987.

EPS: Epidemiologic Patient Simulations in Pediatrics,
Elsevier, 1985(computer software).

EPS: An Epidemiologic Patient Simulator,
Symposium of Computer Applications in Medical Care, 1981.

Research:

Staar Surgical : STAAR Surgical Forms Team to Study the Use of Collamer Material for Accommodating Intraocular Lenses
http://www.azooptics.com
, 2008.

Morcher GmbH Level One FDA Core Investigator, endocapsular ring, 1999.

Chiron Intraoptics Phacotemesis Level One FDA Core Investigator, 1993.

Iolab, SI-20NB, Level Two FDA Core Investigator, 1990.

Devices:

Visitec:Manipulating Hook, Keratoplasty Suture Adjuster, 1992, Suture Cutter, 1992.

Alcon: Lewis Pair Pack II Fixation Suture [suture] and
Lewis Sulcus Fixation Using a Double Transscleral Suture [video], 1991.

Organizations:

International Society of Refractive Surgeons, 1999 - Present.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1983 - Present.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 1987 - Present.

Better Vision Institute, 1993 - Present.

Co-management Task Force, 1993.

Peer Reviewer:

American Academy of Ophthalmology. Surgical Education Series, 1997.

American Journal of Ophthalmology. Print and Electronic Media 1993 & 1994.

On-line Surgical Consultant:

Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Surgery,
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 1996 - Present.

Cataract and Corneal Surgery, Intraocular Lens Complications,
Ocular Surgery News, Slack, INC, 1995 - Present.

Offices:

Elkins Park
8380 Old York Road
Suite 110A
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Phoenixville
286 Griffen Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Wills Surgery Center in Bucks County
401 North York Road
Warminster, PA 18974

Wills Surgery Center in Plymouth Meeting
625 Ridge Pike, Building B
Conshohocken, PA 19428

PA. College of Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Education:

Flinders Medical Centre,
Adelaide, South Australia. 1986-1987;
Cornea, External Disease, and Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship.

Duke University Eye Center,
Durham, North Carolina. 1983-1986; Ophthalmology Residency.

St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center,
San Francisco, California. 1982-1983; Internship.

Jefferson Medical College,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1978-1982; MD.

Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey. 1974–1978; AB. Mathematics.

Professional Experience:

Director of Cataract, LASIK and Corneal Surgery
Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19141
2005 - Present.

Private Practice Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery,
Cornea and External Disease, Cataract and Intraocular Lenses,
1990 - Present.

Director of Cornea and External Disease and
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology,
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1987 - 1990.

Director of Ophthalmic Cornea and External Disease,
Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1987 - 1991

Papers:

Sulcus Fixation without Flaps, Ophthalmology. 1993;100:1346-1350.

Corneal Argyrosis Associated with Silver Soldering,
MW Scroggs and AD Proia. Cornea. 1992; 11(3): 264-9.

Ab Externo Sulcus Fixation, Ophthalmic Surgery. 1991;22:692-695.

Chapters:

New Techniques and Instruments for Lens Implantation.
Current Opinions in Ophthalmology 1995, 6;1:46-52
with I. Howard Fine, MD. (update published in 1997).

Courses:

Refractive Surgery using Toric Intraocular Lenses, ASCRS, Philadelphia, 2002.

Sutured Posterior Chamber IOLs, American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting, San Diego, CA, May 1998.

Sutured Posterior Chamber IOLs, Annual Ocular Surgery News Symposium of
Cataract & Refractive Surgery, New York, NY, 1995 & 1996.

Sulcus-Fixated PC IOLs in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation (Without a Scleral Flap),ASCRS Physicians Courses # 1102, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications:
Time Elapsed IOL Decentration; The Role of Capsular Contraction and Capsulorrhexis. ASCRS Physicians Courses, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications:
Suture-Fixation of PC IOLs. ASCRS Physicians Courses, San Diego, CA, April 1, 1995.

Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery with an Absorbable Tangential Suture,
ASCRS Physician’s Program 2-B, San Diego, CA, April 2, 1995.

The Fine, Self-Sealing, Clear Corneal Tunnel Incision,
STAAR Surgical Seaport Symposium, Mystic, CT, July 23 - 24, 1994.

Sulcus Fixation of PC IOLs in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation Without a Scleral Flap, Wills Eye Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 21 - 23, 1994.

Transscleral Suture Fixation of PC IOLs in the Absence of Capsular Support--Double Pass--No Flap Technique. New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications, ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

Second Generation Suture Fixation of PC IOLs. ASCRS, Boston, MA, 1994.

Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery with a Tangential Suture,
ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

Is There a Role for Foldable IOLs in Patients Without Capsular Support,
New Concepts in the Management of Anterior Segment Surgical Complications?
ASCRS, Boston, MA, April 9 - 13,1994.

What Does Ophthalmology Want? Co-management Conference,
The Better Vision Institute and Vision Exposition, New York, NY, March 10-13, 1994.

Wound Construction and Closure, Great American Ophthalmic Conference and Exposition, Alcon Surgical, July 30 - August 1, 1993.

Transscleral Sulcus Fixation, ASCRS, 1993 and 1992.

Sulcus Fixation without Flaps, American Academy of Ophthalmology,
Dallas, TX, Nov 8-12, 1992.

Intraocular Implant Lens Update--1992, American Academy of Ophthalmology,
Dallas, TX, Nov 8-12, 1992.

Small Incision Non-Phacoemulsification Symposium, Storz Ophthalmics, Inc.,
Philadelphia, PA, September 23, 1989.

Excimer Laser Corneal Contouring and the Triple Procedure, with Jeff Mandel, MD,
Second International Workshop on Laser Corneal Surgery, Boston, MA, Oct 14-15, 1988.

Awards:

ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery, 1994,
Best Paper of Session. Second Generation Fixation of Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses.

ASCRS Film Festival 1992, Best New Surgical Maneuver (runner-up):
Double Transscleral Sulcus Fixation.

Hymen A. Menduke Prize in Research, 1982.

Other Publications:

Absorbable Plugs, Management of LASIK induced dry eye.
Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, March 2002; 30, 31.

Second Generation Sulcus Fixation, Proceedings of the Annual Ocular Surgery News
Symposium of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 1995 & 1996.

EYE-TV-OD Volumes 1 and 2: Therapeutics and Co-management [video journal], 1995.

How To Be a Video Star, Review of Ophthalmology, June 1995; 84-90.

An Absorbable Tangential Suture to Strengthen the Clear-Corneal Wound,
Maintain Astigmatic Neutrality, Ocular Surgery News, June 15, 1995; 13 (12); 41.

Second Generation Sulcus Fixation,
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, [video] 1995.

Second Generation Techniques in Sulcus Fixation,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1994.

Tangential Suturing Techniques for Clear Corneal Incision,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1993.

Sulcus Fixation of a Posterior Chamber Implant,
Video Journal of Ophthalmology, [video] 1991.

Sulcus Fixation,
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, [video] 1991.

Excimer Laser Corneal Contouring and the Triple Procedure,
with GN Foulks and J Mandel, Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology, 1989; 2(4), 259-62.

Surgical Management of Giant Retinal Tears,
Pakistani Journal of Ophthalmology, with Brooks McCuen, MD, 1987.

EPS: Epidemiologic Patient Simulations in Pediatrics,
Elsevier, 1985(computer software).

EPS: An Epidemiologic Patient Simulator,
Symposium of Computer Applications in Medical Care, 1981.

Research:

Morcher GmbH Level One FDA Core Investigator, endocapsular ring, 1999.

Chiron Intraoptics Phacotemesis Level One FDA Core Investigator, 1993.

Iolab, SI-20NB, Level Two FDA Core Investigator, 1990.

Devices:

Visitec:Manipulating Hook, Keratoplasty Suture Adjuster, 1992, Suture Cutter, 1992.

Alcon: Lewis Pair Pack II Fixation Suture [suture] and
Lewis Sulcus Fixation Using a Double Transscleral Suture [video], 1991.

Organizations:

International Society of Refractive Surgeons, 1999 - Present.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1983 - Present.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 1987 - Present.

Better Vision Institute, 1993 - Present.

Co-management Task Force, 1993.

Peer Reviewer:

American Academy of Ophthalmology. Surgical Education Series, 1997.

American Journal of Ophthalmology. Print and Electronic Media 1993 & 1994.

On-line Surgical Consultant:

Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Surgery,
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 1996 - Present.

Cataract and Corneal Surgery, Intraocular Lens Complications,
Ocular Surgery News, Slack, INC, 1995 - Present.

 
 

James S. Lewis, MD - LASIK Surgeon