Gary A. Varley, M.D. specializes in Laser Vision Correction and serves as the Medical Director for the Cincinnati Eye Institute's Refractive Centers. His peers have recognized his expertise as a cornea and refractive surgeon by listing him in the Best Doctors in America as well as Top Doctors in Cincinnati (Cincinnati Magazine). He has also received the prestigious VISX Star Award for his contribution to laser vision correction.
Dr. Varley completed his undergraduate studies graduating Summa Cum Laude at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his Internship and Residency in Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as the Chief Resident for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Varley then spent an additional year of training as a Heed Ophthalmic Fellow specializing in Cornea and External disease at the Iowa Lions Cornea Center at the University of Iowa. He also spent additional time at Louisiana State University studying refractive and excimer laser surgery with the pioneers in this field. After completing his training he joined the professional staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as the principle investigator for the Cleveland Clinic's excimer laser program. During this time, he taught corneal surgery to Ophthalmology residents and authored many peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Varley joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute in 1994 as a Cornea and Refractive surgical specialist. Although he continues to perform cataract surgery and manages patients with challenging corneal disease, his primary focus is Laser Vision Correction (LASIK). He has extensive experience with many refractive procedures such as Radial Keratotomy (RK), Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), Photorefractive Keratoplasty (PRK) Intacts ® (intracorneal ring segments) and LASIK (Laster In-Situ Keratomileusis). His expertise in Laser Vision Correction has allowed him to develop many of the surgical instruments used in his LASIK procedure. He has trained many ophthalmic surgeons to perform the LASIK procedure and continues to lecture frequently on this topic. Visx Inc. recently recognized Dr. Varley as a Visx Star Surgeon for his commitment to this field.