From Our Editors
There’s a difference between being a practitioner and an ardent supporter. At ABQ Lasik Specialists, Dr. Mark Walker and Dr. Eugene Iwanyk would be characterized as the latter, and the numbers show it. Together, the two men have proven their devotion to their eye-correcting art through a combined 100,000 surgeries, with Dr. Walker going so far as perform the surgery on his wife. He’s also had the surgery performed on his own eyes in order to reap its benefits and understand the patient’s experience more fully. A Fellow in Refractive Surgery, Dr. Walker carries into the operating room an advanced specialization in the physiology of the cornea—the area of the eye affected during LASIK. Dr. Iwanyk, on the other hand, has so much experience working with laser systems that he was selected to start a pilot program to perform refractive surgery on US Army soldiers and elite dignitaries so that treaty-signing staring contests wouldn’t be ruined by lens glare. Together, their skillful procedures work to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, ridding patients of their reliance on contacts and glasses.