Sao "John" Liu, MD
Sao "James" Liu, MD



Lincoln Eye & Laser Institute
1500 S. 48th Street, Suite 610
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

(800) 768-6857


Dr. Sao "John"
Liu


Dr. Sao "James"
Liu



Serving patients seeking LASIK vision correction in Lincoln and the surrounding area

The Omaha Eye & Laser Institute is a leading regional eyecare facility specializing in a variety of advanced vision corrective procedures including IntraLASIK, LASIK, ICL implants, refractive lens exchange, cataract surgery and the medical/surgical treatment of eye disease. The Omaha LASIK surgeons of the Omaha Eye & Laser Institute, John Liu, MD, and James Liu, MD, are highly experienced laser vision correction specialists who have helped thousands of patients from Nebraska and Iowa improve their vision. These surgeons focus on staying on the cutting edge in new technology. They were the first in Nebraska to incorporate the IntraLASIK procedure and they are the most experienced IntraLASE surgeons in the state. They were also the first surgeons in the state to implant the Starr ICL lens to correct nearsightedness on patients whose correction was extreme and who were not candidates for LASIK. Drs. John and James Liu and Dr. Pham are also among the first surgeons in the area to use the multifocal ReSTOR and ReZOOM lenses to bring back both near and distant vision to patients undergoing cataract surgery. The surgeons and staff have a passion for providing the highest quality care with the goal that each patient receives the best possible visual outcome.

For a free consultation, contact the Lincoln Eye and Laser Institute at (800) 768-6857.

More About Laser Eye Surgery at the Lincoln Eye & Laser Institute

Each patient is meticulously examined to determine the best option for vision correction surgery. For LASIK surgery, the CustomVue Excimer Laser System from VISX is used. Each patient's eye has a unique curvature, similar to a "fingerprint" for the eye. The CustomVue system provides a highly accurate measure of this eye fingerprint, and creates a customized laser profile to correct each eye. To create the corneal flap, the "All Laser LASIK" or "Blade Free LASIK" system from IntraLASE is offered. The combination of the surgeons extensive experience, CustomVue and IntraLASE provides for the most precise and safe result. For those patients who do not qualify for LASIK, the Visian ICL (implantable contact lens) is available. These surgeons also offer the most advanced IOL technology for their cataract patients, the ReSTOR, ReZOOM, and Crystalens lenses, which provide simultaneous correction for reading and distance vision. For implant surgery, they use the highly advanced no needle, no stitch technique.

Lincoln Eye & Laser Institute is a comprehensive eyecare facility also providing care for eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, as well as facial cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX, laser skin resurfacing, and eyelid surgery.

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More About the Surgeons of Lincoln Eye & Laser Institute

Sao J. "John" Liu, MD - Medical Director
Dr. John Liu 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. John 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 the 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 American 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, Dr. Liu is fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Sao C. "James" Liu, MD
Dr. James Liu joined his brother in practice at The Omaha Eye Institute in 1996. Since then, Dr. James Liu has also become one of the most experienced and talented eye and cosmetic surgeons in Omaha having performed thousands of laser and microsurgical procedures utilizing the latest techniques and technology. He specializes in refractive surgery, cataract, 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 at 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 American 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.

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