Kunesh Eye Center was founded in 1976 by Dr. Charles T. Kunesh, M.D. It was the first medical practice in Dayton to build an ambulatory surgery center devoted solely to eye surgery. Since its opening in 1989, Kunesh Eye Surgery Center has performed over 55,000 eye surgeries. The center continues to grow and be innovative in the hands of Dr. Charles Kunesh’s children, Dr. Michael T. Kunesh and Dr. John C. Kunesh.
Today, cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes only a few minutes. At Kunesh Eye Center, cataracts are removed in the most advanced way, using a technique called phacoemulsification. After applying a local anesthetic, a small incision, as small as 1/8th of an inch is then made in the front part of the eye. The cataract is broken into microscopic particles using high energy ultrasound waves and gently suctioned from the eye. After safely removing the eye’s natural lens an artificial lens is implanted into the eye. Some of the newest advances being performed at Kunesh Eye Center include limbal relaxing incisions to correct astigmatism and new intraocular lens technology to allow patients to see without glasses after surgery.