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E. Michael Sarno, M.D.

E. Michael Sarno
E. Michael Sarno, M.D.
Native of Lake Mills, Iowa

Practice Emphasis

Refractive laser surgery for treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
Laser surgery for glaucoma
Corneal transplantation
Cataract extraction and lens implantation

Education and Credentials

Johns Hopkins University
University of Iowa Medical School
University of Kansas (internship, residencies in internal medicine and ophthalmology)
Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, University of Southern California (fellowship in corneal diseases and surgery)

Recognition and Achievements

Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Developed new techniques for corneal transplants, laser treatment of corneal infections and treating nearsightedness

Initiated the corneal transplant program at Mercy and the Surgery Center of Des Moines

Among first ophthalmologists in Iowa to perform radial keratotomy (surgery to correct nearsightedness)

Coordinator at Mercy Hospital Medical Center for development of EXCIMER laser surgery program to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

Past chief of Ophthalmology Department at Mercy

Clinical instructor at the USC School of Medicine, teaching fellow ophthalmologists advanced techniques in corneal surgery, cataract surgery, and lens implantation

Medical Staff Member:

HealthSouth Surgery Center - Des Moines
Veterans Administration Hospitals - Des Moines