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Dr. Dean Dornic

Ophthalmology
Cary, NC
28 years experience male

Locations

Laser Eye Center of Carolina

Cary, NC

Address

3701 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(919) 467-2544

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About

Bio

Dr. Dean Dornic obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and proceeded on to graduate school to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine in 1994. Following the achievement of his MD, Dr. Dean Dornic went on to serve as a Resident in Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University from 1994 to 1998, where he gained much of the experience that would serve as the foundation for his professional success later on. Following his residency, Dr. Dean Dornic joined Rex Healthcare and Johnston Health as a Staff Physician for both institutions, where he has worked since. In addition, Dr. Dean Dornic accepted a position with WakeMed Health Hospitals in 1999 as a Staff Physician, and he still continues to practice there. Dr. Dean Dornic has also served as the President of Eye Specialists of Carolina, located in Cary, North Carolina, since 2003. Respected ophthalmologist and medical practitioner Dr. Dean Dornic has consistently delivered the high quality of service and personal attention that his patients have come to expect over his decades-long career. Dr. Dean Dornic is regarded as one of America's preeminent ophthalmologists and a leader in his field. He has been named a Top 50 LASIK surgeon, as well as a LASIK Gold Surgeon. Newsweek magazine recently named Dr. Dornic one of 15 leaders in laser eye surgery. Dr. Dean Dornic is an active member of many established professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Dean Dornic also serves as a steward for Project Access and EyeCare America, and affiliates with such charities as the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Prevent Blindness North Carolina, Miracle League of the Triangle, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Vision problems in M: Multiple sclerosis affects nerves throughout the body. The main nerve that carries sight from the eye and the nerves that control eye movement are co... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Possible plate.: Small metal plates screwed in place are sometimes used to repair orbital bone fractures. Not all need repaired. Seek advice from an ophthalmologist,... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eyes misaligned: The opposite of "eyes crossing" is exotropia. Instead of the eyes crossing in, they are turned out. Exotropia can be congenital or acquired. In som... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Scratch on cornea: Patients should see a doctor for treatment of a corneal scratch. Even a small scratch can become infected and lead to vision loss. Antibiotic drops ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Less than 20/20: There is no way to know why a person's vision is not "perfect" without examining them. Glasses may correct some patient's vision but in other cases a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Combining stimulants: All 3 are stimulants and should not be used in combination. Used in excess or in combination, they can cause dangerous heart palpitations/irregular h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Itchy eyes: Itchy eyes are most commonly due to dry eyes or allergies. Try an over the counter drop for dry eyes (ocular lubricant). If using the drop 2-3 times... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Astigmatism ; LASIK: Astigmatism is correctable with lasik eye surgery. Very high amounts of astigmatism may not correct fully. In some instances there may be a return o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Bifocal Implants: Patients who have monofocal implants with their cataract surgery usually require at least part time glasses: for either distance or near tasks. A bif... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Evaluation for LASIK: Not all patients are suitable for lasik. Certain eye or health conditions may prevent success. Some corrections may be too high to be corrected opti... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
LASIK ; Astigmatism: Lasik is generally very effective at correcting astigmatism. It is possible for astigmatism to be too severe to correct but this occurs in only a very... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing approp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No.: Do not appy Vicks in or around the eyes. It has ingredients that may be damaging.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Eye fatigue can cause sore eyes but if resting the eyes (closing or looking at distant objects) does not seem to help, you should seek professional at... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataract care: You should be given instructions by your surgeon. In most cases eye drops are prescribed and patients will be asked to protect the eye with a shield ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Clotting problems: Bruising not associated with trauma suggests a problem with blood clotting. Aspirin, certain prescribed medications and even some over the counter s... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Double vision: Double vision can be a sign of a serious disorder or can occur from the eye muscles just getting tired. Please see an ophthalmologist as soon as poss... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Colored spots: You need to work with your doctors to try and find the source. Ask if one of the medicines you are on could be the culprit. Do not stop these on you... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
There are several other options.: Punctal plugs or thermal cautery of the punctum (closing the ducts that drain tears from the eyes) can result in better lubrication. There are also s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
LASIK considerations: Above all else, you must have a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. The best candidates have a stable refractive error, no ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Retinal scarring: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy is basically scarring of the retina. The retina functions like the photographic film in a camera and is where the pic... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
"Stiff Focusing": Accomodative inertia/spasm. As we get older, the flexible lens in our eye that is responsible for focusing at various distances becomes "stiff". Many... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Constant watering: Constant watering can indicate excessive tearing due usually to some irritation or insufficient drainage as in a blockage of outflow through the nasol... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Contact problem: Do not ignore problems with contact lenses. Your eyes should be comfortable both while wearing and after removing contact lenses. Ignoring problems ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Loses Effectiveness: Expiration dates are assigned because medications can lose their potency or may become contaminated. Do not use medications after the expiration date... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Annoying eyeglasses: Discomfort wearing eyeglasses can be due to many reasons. Eye glasses can cause visual distortions and perception issues. Depending on the prescript... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
LASIK vs Contacts: Contacts, when cared for appropriately are generally safe. Vision correction surgery, when performed appropriately is also safe. In general, it wil... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye hemorrhage: An isolated sudden "popped" blood vessel on the white part of the eye, as long as it is not painful or associated with vision changes, is not usually ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Could be a cyst: The most likely diagnosis based on your description is a conjunctival cyst. There are other possibilities, some of which may be serious. These rarel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not well documented.: I am not aware of any good scientific evidence that proves that lutein interferes with birth control. Moderation, as with most things, is wise until ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataract Surgery: The most common way to cut the cornea during cataract surgery is with a small. Thin blade. Recently lasers have been introduced as an alternative way... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye lid spots: Eyelid spots or bumps can be anything from an "internal stye" to skin cancer. See an ophthalmologist and get an accurate answer to your question.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataracts in Young: Cataracts are unusual but possible in young adults. Assuming there are no other eye problems, cataract surgery is performed in the usual manner. Som... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
PRK Alternative: Prk can be an alternative for some patients who are poor candidates for lasik. For some patients, however, neither procedure may be appropriate. Imp... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye twitches: Eyelid twitches can be aggravated by excessive caffeine, stress and lack of sleep. If rest, reducing stress and moderating your caffeine intake do no... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Corneal abrasion: The vision can become more blurry as a corneal abrasion heals. You should make sure a doctor follows you while you heal.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Presbyopia: Presbyopia is a loss of focusing ability that occurs with age. A young person whose eyes are corrected for distance vision can focus their eyes for c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cornea Transplants: Cornea transplants are one of the most common and highly successful transplant procedures. Success depends on the exact reason for the transplant.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Migraine causes: Because migraine headaches can be localized around the eyes & because visual symptoms (spots/patterns etc) are often associated with migraines, the as... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Onions cause a temporary burning and watering of the eyes but cause no permanent damage.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Herpes eye infection: There are two main families of herpes viruses: herpes simplex and herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles. He... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
White blisters: Clear blisters on the whites of the eye may simply be cysts. See an ophthalmologist to confirm.

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Dr. Dean Dornic has an outstanding reputation as a refractive surgeon, and I would recommend him highly
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dornic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dornic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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2 weeks is a little long but as long as it goes away!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Case Western Reserve

Awards

!5 Leaders in Laser Eye Surgery by Newsweek, Top 50 LASIK surgeon by SightPath Medical, America's Top Ophthalmologists
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Rex Healthcare, WakeMed Cary, Johnston Health
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