Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center
3701 Westerre Parkway, Suite A
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Kenneth Lipstock, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He is one of the few cataract surgeons in Central Virginia to perform the most advanced form of cataract surgery, known as "no needle, no stitch, no patch" cataract surgery. Dr. Lipstock has successfully performed thousands of refractive surgeries throughout the course of a prolific career spanning more than 25 years and has earned a reputation for excellence in Richmond and throughout Central Virginia.
The "no needle, no stitch, no patch" method of cataract surgery minimizes complications and promotes quicker recovery periods. Dr. Lipstock begins the procedure by numbing the eye with eye drops. This practice differs from traditional cataract surgery, during which surgeons completely sedate the patient in order to use a needle injection to administer the numbing medicine. Dr. Lipstock then creates a microscopic incision in the eye, carefully extracts the clouded lens (the cataract) and implants an intraocular lens implant (IOL).
Dr. Lipstock utilizes a variety of advanced techniques to reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses after cataract surgery for both distance and near vision even for those over the age of 40. Patients can choose from a variety of IOLs, including the Toric and the accommodating Crystalens. The Toric IOL treats astigmatism, and the Crystalens improves a patient's ability to change focus between objects at various distances, enabling one to both drive and read without glasses. Dr. Lipstock also performs Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI). Performed during cataract surgery, this technique creates tiny incisions in the edge of the cornea that correct for astigmatism.
Dr. Lipstock also performs LASIK after cataract surgery to help eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. In fact, he was Virginia's first surgeon to perform LASIK vision correction after extensive training in Columbia, South America, under the mentorship of a laser eye surgery pioneer, Dr. Luis Ruiz.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lipstock and learn more about your cataract surgery options, contact Lipstock Laser and Cataract Center at (800) 229-9877.Email the Surgeon
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Kenneth Lipstock, MD, graduated with Summa cum Laude honors from Queens College City University of New York. He then completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipstock performed an internal medicine internship at the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, and an ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Lipstock then studied abroad under world renowned eye surgeon Dr. Luis Ruiz, the inventor of the surgical instrument that made LASIK possible. Dr. Lipstock co-founded the International Center of Refractive Surgery with Dr. Ruiz. Dr. Lipstock is also the former President of EyeQual and President of the Virginia Ophthalmic Network. He is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, the Medical Society of Virginia and the Richmond Academy of Medicine, Inc.
Dr. Lipstock remains active in the latest cataract surgery research and has recently presented his findings in Charlottesville, Chicago and Paris during the annual meetings hosted by the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Lipstock was born in Long Island, New York, and has resided in Richmond, Virginia, for more than 30 years. He is happily married to Joan, with whom he has three boys. The Lipstock family enjoys outdoor activities and is involved in community programs that foster the education and social support of autistic children and young adults.
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