Dr. Thorne is a board-certified ophthalmologist (MD eye physician and surgeon). He has been in practice in Austin, Texas for 20 years.
Dr. Thorne is one of the most respected physicians in his community, serving as a consultant and teaching surgical technique to many of his collegues. He is the president of the Texas Ophthalmological Association and chairman of the Practice Management Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been department chairman at two hospitals and served on many local, state and national committees.
He has performed several thousand eye surgery cases, including well over 1,000 Lasik procedures. In 1987, he began performing RK. In 1989, he performed his first Excimer Laser PRK, making him one of the first in the United States to do so. In 1994, he performed his first Lasiks while studying with Wendel Wong, MD at the Natural Sight Vision Center in California, from which he received a letter of fellowship training. Dr. Thorne studied and operated at the Natural Sight Center for more than two years.
Dr. Thorne has performed LASIK in the Dominican Republic on patients who were indigent, markedly improving the quality of their lives. He has been on many medical missionary projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, helping to restore sight to many deserving but financially deprived people.
Each physician has her/his own style of practice. Dr. Thorne likes to know his patients, and most of his new patients are friends or relatives of current patients. He provides expert care for his patients, whether they need Lasik, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment or other specialized care.
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