OUR PATIENTS SAY...
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
GOD BLESS YOU!!!
January 12, 2009
Dear Dr. Khouri:
is nothing so marvelous as being able to see! To be unable to see
the wonders of our beautiful land,
be able to see great works of art,
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
to have you operate on my eyes.
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
Thank: you again..
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
be an ophthalmologist at the outset and to continue to perform and
excel at the highest level.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
West Palm Beach, FL
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."
Linda A. Goyette
October 3, 2002
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."
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
July 20, 2002
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."
West Palm Beach
April 2, 2001
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."
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."
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."
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."
Robert D. Simon,
February 12, 2001
you so much for opening a whole new world of color, distance, and
no glasses except for reading."
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."
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
and caring approach. After reading the disclaimer I was truly terrified.
However, you really do know how to reassure your patients and provide
Again, thank you for allowing me to free myself from years of glasses
dependence. By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed the movies."
Spoto's Oyster Bar
November 23, 1999
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."
Medical Director of Emergency Services, West Boca Raton Medical
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!!"
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?"
you and your staff."
West Palm Beach, Florida
May 7, 1999
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,
Emergency Room Physician
St. Maryís Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
October 30, 1998
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."
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."
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
A very satisfied
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
April 3, 1999
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. "
your staff are to be commended for your excellence."
Boynton Beach, Florida
July 28, 1999
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."
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."
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 !!"
West Palm Beach, Florida
December 28, 1999
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."
Division Director, Department of Radiology & Imaging
December 8, 1999
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!!"
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
Craig H. Lichtblau, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
May 16, 2000