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Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD is an internationally recognized expert in LASIK, Multi-Lx Elite™ and Cataract Surgery. He has received more than 100 invitations as an invited speaker at major international ophthalmology meetings, published over 80 trade journal articles and contributed 75 research publications in peer-reviewed medical literature.
His most significant contribution for freeing patients from a lifetime of bifocals occurred with his landmark presentation on Dec. 2, 2005 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. At this meeting, the Las Vegas IOL Symposium, Dr.Bucci was the first ophthalmic researcher in North America and Europe to demonstrate that mixing and matching the two new multifocal implants achieved the highest levels of spectacle independence, patient satisfaction, and high quality uncorrected vision. Since presenting this landmark paper, Dr. Bucci has been invited to share these results at major ophthalmic conferences in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Montreal, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, London and Rome.
These multifocal lenses are implanted during a procedure called Multi-Lx Elite™. Both cataract and pre-cataract patients older than 45 years of age who are dependent on bifocals or reading glasses are likely candidates for this groundbreaking combination of multifocal lenses. As of March 2009, Dr. Bucci was the first surgeon to implant the FDA aproved Tecnis Multifocal lens and has implanted hundreds of these to date. Bifocal patients who have these lenses implanted prior to developing cataracts will never need cataract surgery in the future. No needles, no stitches and no patches are required during this microsurgical procedure. Full activity without restrictions is permitted in less than one day.
Dr. Bucci offers free consultations for patients considering the Multi-Lx Elite™ and LASIK elective procedures. Unless it is determined that you have a cataract, then your insurance company will be billed. He counsels them personally one-on-one prior to surgery, and offers one year of free post-op care to demonstrate his commitment to their vision.
Check out our No Bifocal Honor Roll for a listing of over 600 patients who have benefited from this advanced technology. You may even find someone from your home town.
Surgeries for implanting these new multifocal implants are performed on both cataract and Multi-Lx Elite™ patients in Dr. Bucci's state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, the Angelina Theresa Bucci Eye Surgery Center, which was established in 2000 and offers upscale service with the latest technology and highly skilled ancillary staff. Free consultations for prospective Multi-Lx Elite™ and LASIK can be performed at Bucci Laser Vision in Wilkes-Barre or at one of seven satellite offices in Hazleton, Pittston, Old Forge, Scranton, Mt. Pocono and Stroudsburg, and Brodheadsville.
In addition to providing the latest technological advances with regard to multifocal lens technology and implantation techniques, Dr. Bucci offers patients a private LASIK suite in Wilkes-Barre which houses the latest state-of-the-art Intralase "bladeless" LASIK technology. This includes the only freestanding excimer laser in Luzerne County featuring the WaveScan and CustomVue laser vision applications from VISX. Blade-Free CustomVue LASIK provided by Bucci Laser Vision includes individualized laser treatments which are as unique as each patient's fingerprint. This space-age technology identifies delicate imperfections in the eye and collects 1,000 data points which allows the individualized laser treatment to frequently achieve vision better than what the patient experienced with their glasses or contacts prior to their Custom LASIK.
Custom LASIK at Bucci Laser Vision, performed exclusively by Dr. Bucci in our private LASIK Suite, takes approximately five minutes. He often tells patients that at 9 p.m. on the same night of surgery, they will be able to read the news ticker on CNN when standing more than 10 feet away from the TV. More than 99 percent of Dr.Bucci's Custom LASIK and Multi-Lx Elite™ patients choose not to wear distance glasses following these delicate microsurgical procedures. Dr. Bucci's diverse experience with LASIK, MultiLx Elite™ and cataract procedures are unparalleled in Northeast PA. He is approaching 28,000 microsurgical eye procedures, including 16,000 lens implant surgeries and over 9,000 refractive surgeries. He also is an accomplished corneal transplant and glaucoma surgeon and has been very innovative in Northeast PA in performing the first RK, AK, PRK, LASIK and no-stitch cataract surgery procedures.
Dr. Bucci has further demonstrated his commitment to serving the community of Northeast PA by founding the Hospice of the Sacred Heart which serves terminally ill patients in both Luzerne and Lackawanna County. We are proud to serve the NEPA and Poconos regions, including the Wilkes-Barre and Stroudsburg communities.
* Individual results may vary.