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November 16, 2009

Dear Dr. George G. Khouri

I was injured while doing construction, when a hot nail fragment seared a hole in my
eye. This left me completely blind in my let eye. In checking with other doctors, I was soon discouraged and ready to give up. I subsequently gave up on ever seeing out of that
eye again. When I spoke with you I had new hope and when you operated on my eye
you were able to restore my vision!  I can now see nearly 20/30 out of my left eye and it
gets better everyday.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Sincerely yours,
Bill Ferry

January 12, 2009

Dear Dr. Khouri:

There is nothing so marvelous as being able to see! To be unable to see the wonders of our beautiful land, or not be able to see great works of art, or to miss seeing the beloved features of family and friends is a great tragedy and I was well on the way to loosing that world.
However I was fortunate to make an appointment with you
, and finally to have you operate on my eyes. And now I can truly see and it is with great joy and appreciation that I see colors, friends, loved ones and everything around me. What a great blessing to have one's sight restored and to have it done in such a skillful and perfect way.

Thank you so much for returning me to a glorious world of shapes and colors. I hope everyone who is in need of a cataract operation will choose to have it done ... and especially by you.

Thank: you again.
God Bless!
Barbara A
. Cefalu

George G. Khouri, MD
Victor Farris Medical Building
1411 North Flagler Drive, Suite 8100
West Palm Beach, FL  33401

Dear Dr. Khouri:

As you know, I was very apprehensive about my cataract surgery.  You did an excellent job of calming my nerves. 

I am delighted with the results of the surgery and have had no repercussions or pain.

Thank you again.

Sincerely yours,
Raymond J. Biggs
North Palm Beach, FL

 

27 March 2009

Dear Dr. Khouri:

Yesterday when you tested my vision on the day after cataract surgery and it was 20/20 without glasses, it was one of the happiest days of my life. For almost fifty years, since the age of six, I have worn thick eyeglasses or contact lenses. Both my parents were extremely nearsighted and so then was I. Some years ago I developed astigmatism, which further complicated vision correction. For over a year, I had lost substantial sight in one eye due to the cataract

Dr Knaus-Frenette recommended you when I told her of my concern, after noticing cloudiness and the severe decline in my vision in one eye, and I am so glad she did. Your knowledge and professionalism gave me confidence about the surgical procedure, because good vision is such an important part of the enjoyment of daily life.

The morning after outpatient surgery at North County Surgicenter, I woke up and knew immediately that my eye surgery was successful. I could see clearer and brighter than with my other eye-it was amazing! Everything we had hoped for came true and with no complications.

I greatly respect your skill and wisdom. Thank you for suggesting a toric lens implant.  Along with a toric contact lens to correct vision in my other eye, I can see to do everything with perfect focus and clear sight at all distances. The contact lens to correct my nearsighted other eye feels comfortable and natural.

There is no problem to work on the computer, read without glasses, or read music when I play the piano. Thank: you Dr. Khouri, for restoring the wonderful gift of sight to me. I'm smiling with joy at my excellent results.

I certainly will not hesitate to recommend you highly to anyone who is looking for superior ophthalmic care or surgery . Your staff, Judy and Monica, were most kind and supportive. It was my great good fortune to have been directed to Palm Beach Eye Center for my surgery. .

If any of your patients would like to talk with me about my experience, please let me know.  I would be glad to share my thoughts. My eyes are happy to be in your hands and I am 100% satisfied with my treatment and results. .

Sincerely,
Consuelo Dell Valle

March 2, 2009

Dear Doctor Khouri:

I write to express my thanks for the excellent results of the recent cataract surgery on both eyes.

Most of all I appreciate your attention to detail and the dedication you exhibit to your patients. The time required is the time given to each patient.

One begins to understand the discipline required to be an ophthalmologist at the outset and to continue to perform and excel at the highest level. Again, thank you.

Cordially,
David C
. Ahearn
West Palm Beach, FLA

November 8, 2009

Dear Dr. Khouri,

I would like to thank you for your encouragement to have you use the Crystalens lens implant during my cataract surgical procedure. I am amazed at how clear everything is at a distance, near and everywhere in between without the need for eyeglasses. Colors are brighter than ever before and I now enjoy reading.

The result was excellent, I now have 20/20 vision bright and clear. I thank you again. I will not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends.

Sincerely,
Byron Butterfield

I wanted to let you know how overjoyed and amazed I am with the results of my LASIK Surgery, performed on Monday July 14th. 2003.  The entire experience was exceptional, form the initial consultation to the post-operative phase.

Like many people, I had heard a great deal about the positive results of LASIK from many of my friends and co-workers.  However, I was reluctant to undergo the procedure myself, even though I despised wearing glasses and was unable to wear contact lenses.  After several of the physicians I work with told me of their positive experiences with Dr. Khouri and the LASIK procedure, I decided to schedule an appointment to meet with him.

His office staff is exceedingly pleasant and accommodating.  Dr. Khouri is meticulous, precise and thorough. He explained everything to me, in vivid detail, so that I would know exactly what to expect before, during and after the procedure.  Every step of the process is carefully orchestrated.  I was shown several videos and had extensive visual testing with advanced technological equipment.  I firmly believe that it is his attention to every minute detail that yields such successful results.  (Coupled with his sill as a physician, of course).

The facility where he performs the LASIK procedure was comfortable and soothing.  Not at all like the "Assembly Line" Surgi-Centers where you take a number and wait in an endless line.  I was greeted immediately and taken into the surgical suite even before my scheduled time.  The nurse who cared for me, Paula Darling, was incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable.  I felt as if I was in the best of hands with Paula and Dr. Khouri.  Together, they alleviated any anxieties I may have had.  And, the procedure itself was quick and painless.  My son observed the procedure on a TV Screen; and even he thought it was amazing...which is saying a lot --coming from a teenager.

I am know able to see 20/15  on the Snellen Eye Chart ... Without Glasses !!  I still can't believe it myself.  It is truly a Miracle in my life.  The only regret I have now is not going to see Dr. Khouri SOONER !!  I would highly recommend Dr. Khouri, and the LASIK procedure, to everyone who is an appropriate candidate.

Joan Kelly, MSN, CEN, ARNP
Emergency Department

I want to thank you for your patience and kindness as well as your skill as a surgeon.

When I started as your patient I had great anxieties about cataract surgery.  Although it took me two years to reach the decision to go ahead, you were very patient throughout and carefully explained the details of the surgery.

I am also grateful for your consideration in scheduling my procedure, even when it was less than convenient for you, so that my children could be in town with me during and after the surgery.

The result was excellent; I now have 20/20 bright clear vision.  Thank you again for you gentle manner and taking the time to show how much you care.

Reba Friedland

P.S. I look forward to having the procedure on my other eye done as soon as possible.

"I'd like to express my appreciation for the wonders you have done for my eyesight and lifestyle since my LASIK procedure last month.  After being imprisoned by eyeglasses for 15 years I decided it was time to break free.  The care I received at your office and surgery center from my first consultation through my follow-up visits was truly second to none.  Everyone made me feel that I was an important person instead of just another name on the list.  Although I was very apprehensive, I soon discovered that I had worried over absolutely nothing!  I continue to be excited about all the things I can see and do without having to think about glasses constantly getting in the way.  Compliments about "the new me" have yet to stop, and have helped to boost my self-esteem and confidence.

If there was one thing I would change it is that I should've chosen your office for LASIK long ago.  I have been raving about you and your staff to others who are considering vision treatments so as not to keep them from having such a top-notch experience with the AMAZING Palm Beach Eye Center either!"

Regards,
Mark Kattoura
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
October 4, 2002

Dr. George Khouri corrected my inverted lids to my great satisfaction.  I had spasm in both lids and the eyelashes were irritating the surface of my eyes.  The procedure was comfortable and the recovery was swift.

Norman Bahary
March 25, 2003
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

December 5, 2002

Dear Dr. Khouri;

  Thank you so much for helping me see so clearly after the cataract surgery on both of my eyes.  I no longer need glasses to drive.

Best Regards,
Helen Allgood
West Palm Beach, FL


"I would like to extend my deepest thanks to you especially and to all who assisted with you regarding my cataract surgery of September 27, 2002!  I was surprised at how quickly the surgery itself was, and amazed over the fact that I had absolutely no pain or discomfort during nor after surgery.

I am still in awe with the results of the procedure.  I can not find enough words or perhaps even the right words to define what a wonderful gift you have been given restoring eyesight.  Prior to my surgery, it now becomes apparent, that my world was being perceived through a dusty old screen.  Now, I can see with such clarity and what a beautiful world.  The colors are so vibrant.  I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.  I really can't describe how great it is to 'see' again.  Thank you and Glory be to God."

Sincerely,
Linda A. Goyette
October 3, 2002

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful experience sight without glasses.  After 43 years of depending on glasses to do the simplest tasks, I am now able to do everything without them.  Reading and close up work is wonderful with the mono vision.  I appreciate the care and precision in the preliminary office visits.  The procedure itself was quick and painless.  I have recommended several people to you." 

Thanks again.
George Hepburn
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

July 20, 2002

"Thank you not only for 2 successful procedures - Cataract and Lasik - but also very importantly for the EDUCATION. You managed my expectations very effectively and removed all concerns by explaining thoroughly and clearly each process. Both were totally without discomfort, the respective results, "immediate." And, your personal follow up is reflective of the pride you take in assisting individuals improve their outlook through better vision. I appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of your staff and of the supporting teams at Good Samaritan Outpatient Surgery Center and at the Lasik facility. For all of this, I am most grateful."

Best personal regards,
Ann Ziegler
West Palm Beach
April 2, 2001


"Elated, ecstatic, euphoric; that is a description which comes close to my first week after having Lasik surgery. In fact, that was how I felt the day after surgery. It is impossible to describe the feeling that comes when you see clearly first thing in the morning without having to put on eyeglasses. The feeling was quite overwhelming and something I hadn't experienced since the fifth grade."

"Just as there is no word to describe the emotional change, it is hard to describe how well my vision had been corrected even on the first day after the procedure. When I woke up in the morning I saw more clearly than had ever been possible with correction. No more dirty glasses or contact lenses with buildup. My vision was uncluttered, and colors were more vivid than I had ever known."

"Given all these feelings and changes, there was only one thing which made me unhappy; that I had postponed the surgery even one day. Had anyone been able to convey the full impact such changes would have on me, I would definitely have found a way to have the surgery sooner."

"Dr. Khouri, you were terrific and meticulous during the preoperative visits. I noticed how you took careful measurements and made certain there would be no surprises during the surgery. Overall, the outcome has been excellent. I cannot thank you enough. Lasik has made a priceless change in my life."

Sincerely,
Robert D. Simon, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
February 12, 2001


"Thank you so much for opening a whole new world of color, distance, and no glasses except for reading."

"Your expertise in removing the cataracts this winter from both of my eyes is what accomplished this unbelievable fete for me."

"I will always be so grateful."

Sincerely,
Ina Fine
March 22, 2001


"It has been 2 weeks since you performed the LASIK surgery on both my eyes and my vision has improved 100%. I want to thank you and your staff for taking such good care of me."

"My fear of eye surgery was eased by your professional and caring approach. After reading the disclaimer I was truly terrified. However, you really do know how to reassure your patients and provide exceptional results."

Again, thank you for allowing me to free myself from years of glasses dependence. By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed the movies.
"

John Spoto, Proprietor
Spoto's Oyster Bar
November 23, 1999

"The day prior to surgery I could not see the "big E" without corrective lenses. After surgery, I was corrected to better than 20/20 vision and continue the same. This has greatly enhanced my professional and sporting activities immensely. I highly recommend corrective surgery to all your patients that qualify."

Paul Weisman, M.D.
Medical Director of Emergency Services, West Boca Raton Medical Center,
Boca Raton, Florida
October 27, 1997


"I have worn glasses for the past 10 years and being in the nursing profession, I found it difficult to perform certain procedures having to "push" my glasses up while keeping my hands sterile. Your surgery has changed all that and more!!"

"But most of all, I wanted to thank you for being kind, caring, and the perfectionist that you are. There was not a minute that I had a second thought about trusting my eyes in your hands. I will continue to brag about you if you donít mind and pass your name on to those who see me and say, "You look great, whatís different?"

"Again, thank you and your staff."

Catherine Carcioppolo, RN
West Palm Beach, Florida
May 7, 1999

"Dr. Khouri performed LASIK surgery on my wife on October 14, 1998 to correct her astigmatism and nearsightedness. She now has 20/20 vision with both eyes. The result of this surgery is amazing. Dr. Khouri is a thorough and professional ophthalmologic surgeon. We have recommended the LASIK procedure and Dr. Khouri for many of our friends."

Jeffery E. Ingeman, MD
Emergency Room Physician
St. Maryís Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
October 30, 1998

"Having vision in only one eye and being told by my previous doctor that the risk of cataract surgery were so great it could leave me blind, I spent months of anxiety and apprehension before seeking a second opinion."

"Your assurance that my surgery would be successful and your encouragement to have faith meant a great deal to me. Your phone calls, letters and your special consideration to my case because I have only one seeing eye, convinced me that you really care and have compassion for your patients. I appreciate that. I approached surgery with the confidence you had instilled in me and a calm, serene feeling that ALL WAS WELL and I was in good hand, with YOU AND GOD."

"With your expertise, I came through beautifully. Your continued concern and professional manner proved to me that you are an extraordinary doctor who goes beyond the call of duty for your patients."

"I am telling everyone about the WONDERFUL DR. KHOURI who brought my vision back. Now itís a bright and beautiful world and I will be forever grateful to you. To be almost convinced that I would be blind, and to have almost perfect vision restored is like a miracle. I canít thank you enough."

A very satisfied patient,
Jean Haun
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
April 3, 1999

"I would like to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness during my exams and my recent cataract surgery and implant on my right eye. You are a very caring and compassionate doctor, and I would highly recommend you to anyone. As a matter of fact, I already have. "

"You and your staff are to be commended for your excellence."

Lennie England
Boynton Beach, Florida
July 28, 1999

"Thank you Dr. Khouri and the miracle of LASIK for my unaided sight. When you are legally blind (20/400) and you donít have many options, you wear glasses or contacts. There was no other choice. I first heard about LASIK three years ago from you, Dr. Khouri. Being a skeptic and cautious by nature, I am not one to jump on the band wagon. I chose to wait until having a family to make the decision. With the aid of you and your professional staff, I took the first step and came in for consultation and evaluation."

"You and LASIK have changed my world. I am forever grateful for my unaided vision. Walking without searching for glasses, seeing the alarm clock, my childrenís smiling faces, and the beautiful leaves, what a wonderful miracle."

Frances Rodriguez, M.D
Emergency Room Physician
St. Maryís Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
June 8, 1999

"I wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care I have received in your office. I was treated like a person and not just another number."

"I had considered having LASIK surgery for about a year. I did research on it, and felt it was a safe enough procedure to have done. I visited one other doctor's office before seeing you. I felt like I was just another number lost in the shuffle of a busy office. The thing I disliked the most about the other office is that the doctor that was supposed to do the surgery was not even there. I would not get to meet him until the day of surgery (that's not for me). My husband convinced me to come see you because he knew several people that had this procedure done with you. My husband and I were extremely pleased in the treatment we received by each of you. You all have compassion for your patients. I recommend you to everyone I see that shows the slightest interest in having this procedure done. . . Thank you so very much for helping me regain my sight, giving me a better self-esteem, improving my job performance and quality of life. You can't beat that !!"

Faustina Saldana
West Palm Beach, Florida
December 28, 1999

"I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for the excellent results that I have obtained from my LASIK procedure that you performed approximately six months ago. As you recall, I had 20/400 vision in my right eye and 20/200 in my left eye. After the LASIK procedure, I now have 2/15 in my right eye and 20/15 in my left eye. . . .Again, thank you and your staff for your courteous and professional care."

Nicholas A. Rojo M.D.
Division Director, Department of Radiology & Imaging
December 8, 1999

"Before LASIK I flunked my drivers test and post LASIK surgery I passed!! Now I am able to swim, ski freely without the aid of contacts or glasses. Thank you Dr. Khouri for such a great job!!"

Kathy Gilbride
Stuart, Florida


 

"I first heard about LASIK from you when you were taking your patients to South America in 1996 where the procedure was developed. You described the procedure to me in detail and told me that I was a great candidate for it. However, being cautious by nature and being constantly exposed to medical legal problems since I serve as an expert witness across the country, I was resistant to have such a procedure performed on myself, especially that it was not FDA approved in the United States."

"What made me decide to finally go ahead with the procedure was the fact that I knew you were having operated on for your nearsightedness. In addition, having referred patients to you for the last five years, I know how meticulous and skilled you are as a clinician and a surgeon. I could have gone anywhere in the country to have my eyes operated on. However, I chose you because I know that you perform all your preoperative measurements on your patients and that your talent is complemented by extreme caring and drive to perfection."

"I had 20/400 vision, which is considered legally blind, before surgery. Within a few hours of your performing my LASIK procedure, I could see extremely clearly. The procedure was absolutely painless and quick. It only took about three minutes per eye. I was so impressed by the quick recovery and excellent results that I called you at home a couple of times wondering if this was actually permanent or whether I was going to go back to my old bad vision. You reassured me that the results were permanent. Today, I enjoy 20/15 vision out of both eyes and I am extremely grateful for how you changed my outlook on life. Since I enjoy the outdoors, such as boating, running, and archery, I am thrilled to be able to perform these activities without the encumbrance of glasses."

"I would like to thank you again for my new vision and I have already started referring every patient I know who wears glasses to you, including my brother."

Sincerely,
Craig H. Lichtblau, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
May 16, 2000


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