Omaha Eye & Laser Institute
11606 Nicholas Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
John Liu, MD, James Liu, MD, and Mark Young, MD, are board-certified ophthalmologists who lead the medical team of Omaha Eye & Laser Institute, a comprehensive eye care facility providing patients with a range of vision correction services, including cataract surgery. Drs. Liu and Young are widely recognized for their surgical skills and years of experience, during which they have helped more than 20,000 cataract patients achieve better vision. They were among the first eye surgeons in the region to use the multifocal ReSTOR and Tecnis lenses to improve both near and distance vision for patients undergoing cataract surgery. The surgeons strive to provide the highest quality medical care while obtaining optimal vision correction results for their Omaha cataract surgery patients
Drs. Liu and Young perform cataract surgery using the LenSx advanced femtosecond laser that promotes higher levels of precision, safety and patient comfort. They begin cataract surgery by using the computer-guided LenSx laser to create a small, self-sealing incision in the eye and break up the eye's clouded lens. Then, they use the laser to gently extract the pieces from the eye. Once this is accomplished, the surgeons insert an intraocular lens implant (IOL) designed to restore clear vision following cataract surgery. They offer a range of IOLs to treat patients with varying needs, including the multifocal AcrySof ReSTOR, Tecnis, the accommodating Crystalens, which can also be used to correct presbyopia, and AcrySof Toric for the correction of astigmatism. The surgeons use the latest IOL Master technology to obtain the most accurate measurements, which helps them assist their patients in choosing the right IOL.
The doctors at Lincoln Eye & Laser Institute perform their surgeries at the Omega Surgery Centers LLC, which is a Medicare approved outpatient surgery center that is equipped with the latest and most advanced surgical lasers and other eye care technologies. This allows Drs. Liu and Young to offer a range of comprehensive eye care treatments, including advanced cataract surgery, all laser "bladeless" Custom LASIK, ICL implants, refractive lens exchange (RLE) and an array of medical and surgical treatments of eye diseases. Dr. James Liu also performs eyelid lift surgery and laser skin rejuvenation treatments.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. John Liu, Dr. James Liu or Dr. Mark Young and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Omaha Eye & Laser Institute at (800) 964-0288.Email the Surgeon
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Sao John Liu, MD, is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in Nebraska, having performed thousands of laser and microsurgical procedures utilizing the latest techniques and technology available today. He specializes in cataract, refractive, glaucoma and corneal surgery.
Dr. Liu is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Purdue University and the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 1986. Dr. Liu served as a Major in the United States Army and Army Reserve until his honorable discharge in 1990. His positions included Health Clinic Director at Ft. Ritchie, Maryland, and Chief of Ophthalmology at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1989 he completed his fellowship training in glaucoma at the University of Illinois Eye Center in Chicago. He assumed his present position of Medical Director of The Omaha Eye & Laser Institute in July 1989.
Dr. John Liu was board certified in ophthalmology in 1987. He has been a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1983 and a Fellow in the Academy since 1989. He participates regularly in continuing education programs around the country and was one of the first surgeons to introduce clear cornea cataract surgery and a variety of refractive surgical procedures to the Omaha area. Dr. Liu is also one of the few fellowship-trained glaucoma specialists in private practice in Nebraska.
Dr. Liu was raised in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Because of his diverse cultural and academic background, he is fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Sao James Liu, MD, joined his brother in practice in 1996. Since then, Dr. James Liu has also become one of the most experienced and talented eye and cosmetic surgeons in Lincoln, having performed thousands of laser and microsurgical procedures utilizing the latest techniques and technology. He specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, and laser skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Liu is an honors graduate of Harvard University and the University of Puerto Rico and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a student. Subsequent to his internship at Hurley Medical Center (Michigan State University), Dr. Liu completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, in 1996. Dr. James Liu was board certified in ophthalmology in 1998. He has been a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology since 1996 and a Fellow of the Academy since 1998. He continues to actively participate in numerous continuing education programs in ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery throughout the United States.
Dr. Liu was raised in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Because of his diverse cultural and academic background, Dr. Liu is fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Mark Young, MD, was board certified in ophthalmology in 1996. He earned his medical degree at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Young has extensive experience with bladeless, no-stitch cataract surgery, as well as LASIK surgery, glaucoma filtering surgery, pterygium surgery and eyelid plastic surgery. He has been a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1995.
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