Edward E. Manche, MD



Stanford Eye Laser Center
Eye Institute at Stanford
2452 Watson Ct.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 498-7020


Dr. Edward E. Manche



Edward E. Manche, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is an expert in refractive surgery and other new technologies for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. He has performed more than 28,000 laser vision correction procedures and is recognized as one of the top performing refractive surgeons in the United States and internationally. He speaks widely about laser eye surgery and serves as an investigator in the FDA clinical trials where new refractive surgery technologies are developed. In fact, Dr. Manche performed the first CK procedure in the United States during an FDA clinical trial.

He has been selected for numerous honors recognizing his leadership in the fields of ophthalmology and laser vision correction, including "America's Top Doctors," "Best Doctors in America," "Top Doctors in Silicon Valley," "America's Top Ophthalmologists," "Top 500 Doctors in the Bay Area" and "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists."

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Dr. Edward Manche is director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Stanford Eye Laser Center. This center incorporates the most advanced technology for laser vision correction. For LASIK, the newest in wavefront technology is used to measure the minute optical properties of each patient's eyes. These measurements are then programmed into the laser system to ensure the highest precision.

IntraLASIK is also part of the Dr. Manche's focus on quality. This technology uses a laser, instead of a blade, to create the "corneal flap" during the LASIK procedure, again maximizing precision and optimizing the visual outcome of each patient's surgery.

In addition to LASIK, Stanford Eye Laser Center offers PRK, LASEK, AK (astigmatic keratotomy), CK (for near vision correction) and ICL (implantable contact lenses). For those highly myopic patients who do not qualify for LASIK, Dr Manche also now offers surgery with the Verisyse IOL. Dr. Manche can discuss with you the various options for refractive surgery and determine which best fits your needs.

Dr. Manche's Background

Dr. Manche graduated from medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His internship was performed at the Staten Island University Hospital, and his residency in ophthalmology was conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He did his fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA.

Dr. Manche is constantly invited to be interviewed by media outlets for his expertise in refractive surgery. He has appeared on ABC's Health Matters, NPR National Public Radio, New Edge Science Show, and ABC's Dr. Dean Edell's Medical Report, as well as in the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and virtually every local television, radio and newspaper media source in the Bay Area. He is also often quoted in a number of the top ophthalmology publications, including Ocular Surgery News and Ophthalmology Times.

In keeping with Stanford's scientific leadership in the medical field, Dr. Manche is on the cutting edge of scientific research and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on refractive surgery and ophthalmic research. He is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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