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Dr. Furlong's Credentials

Dr. Furlong's Curriculum Vitae

LICENSES:
Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, 1998
Active: California
Inactive: Oregon, Hawaii, Utah, Arizona

EDUCATION:
1992 M.D. University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine; Honolulu, Hawaii
1988 B.S. Stanford University; Stanford, California

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING:
1996-1997 Refractive Surgery and Corneal Fellowship, Dr. Howard V. Gimbel, Medical Director, Gimbel Eye Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1993-1996 Ophthalmology Residency, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
1992-1993 Rotating internship in General Surgery and Internal Medicine, University of Hawaii Integrated Transitional Residency Program, Honolulu, Hawaii

PRIVATE PRACTICE:
1998-present Furlong Vision Correction - Specializing in Refractive Surgery and Laser Vision Correction. 2107 North 1st Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA, 95131
1997-1998 General Ophthalmology Practice with emphasis on small-incision cataract and laser refractive surgeries. Dooley Eye Center, 151 Riviera Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE:
During Dr. Furlong's residency, fellowship and into private practice, he has performed over 40,000 vision correction procedures as primary surgeon and over 200 breakthrough, patient-related Keratoconus procedures..

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2016 Named a Premiere Cataract Surgeon by Ocular Surgery News
2016 Voted Best Place for LASIK in Silicon Valley by Mercury News readers, nine years
2016 Voted Best LASIK Doctor by Santa Cruz Good Times readers, five years
2015 Voted Best Place for LASIK in Silicon Valley by Mercury News readers, eight years
2015 Voted Best LASIK Doctor by Santa Cruz Good Times readers, four years
2014 Voted Best Place for LASIK in Silicon Valley by Mercury News readers, seven years
2014 Voted Best LASIK Doctor by Santa Cruz Good Times readers, three years
2014 Recipient of the Annual Service Above Self Award for Community Service 2014
2014 Recipient of the Miceli Financial Partners Disability Awareness Award
2011 Named a Jefferson Award winner for charitable Gift of Sight program
2008 Voted Top Doctor by his peers - San Jose Magazine, nine years
2003 Voted Top 5 Surgeons nationwide by LVCI, two years
2002 Voted in the Top 50 Practices in the U.S. award by LVCI
Winner of VISX's "Left-Click" award
2000 LVCI Practice of Excellence
1997 Best Paper of Session, 1997, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. "Management of Ocular Pain and Discomfort by Cooling the Eye after PRK"
1992 B. Kent Bennett, MD Prize in Ophthalmology--awarded annually to an outstanding medical student in the field of Ophthalmology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine
V. Edward Franchville Award in Ophthalmology--awarded annually to an outstanding medical student in the field of Ophthalmology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine
The Merck Embossed Manual Award for outstanding scholastic achievement throughout medical school
1991-1992 Medical School Senior Class President
1991 Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
AOA Nomination in Internal Medicine
1990-1991 Academic Full Tuition Scholarship
1989 McGraw-Hill Book Award in recognition of outstanding performance as a first year medical student

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
2008 Furlong MT: Teaming up with a LVC Surgeon. In: Chang, DF, ed. "Mastering IOLs: The Art and Science.” Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Incorporated; 2008
2003 Weisenthal RW, Salz J, Sugar A, Mandelberg A, Furlong M, et al: "Photorefractive Keratectomy for Treatment of Flap Complications in Laser in situ Keratomileusis" Cornea July 2003; 22(5): 399-4004.
2002 "Setting Patient Expectations in Refractive Surgery": TLC Vision's Quarterly Newsletter Article, Fall 2002.
2000 Gimbel HV, Sun R, Furlong MT, van Westenbrugge JA, Kassab J: "Accuracy and predictability of intraocular lens power calculation after photorefractive keratectomy." J Cataract Refract Surg. August 2000; 26 (8): 1147-51
1999 Gimbel HV, Furlong MT, Penno EA: Management of under and overcorrected radial keratotomy. In: Brightbill FS, ed. "Corneal Surgery: Theory, Technique and Tissue" 3rd ed. St. Louis, CV Mosby; 1999: Chapter 77, pages 645-49
1998 Gimbel HV, Furlong MT: Divide and Conquer Nucleofractis Technique. In: Buratto L, ed "Phacoemulsification: Principles and Techniques." Thorofare, NJ. SLACK Incorporated; 1998:347-353
Gimbel HV, Penno EA, van Westenbrugge JA, Ferensowicz M, Furlong MT: "Incidence and Management of Intraoperative and Early Postoperative Complications in 1000 Consecutive LASIK cases." Ophthalmology October 1998; 105 (10): 1839-47
1996 "Management of Ocular Pain and Discomfort by Cooling the Eye after PRK" Presented at ASCRS, 1997; Boston, Massachusetts
"Topographical 'Loop Cylinder' as a Reproducible Finding in Pellucid Marginal Corneal Degeneration (PMCD)." Poster presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 1996, Chicago, Illinois
"Corneal Topography in Pellucid." Resident's Day Lecture
1995 "Macular Holes: New Concepts." Resident's Day Lecture
1994 "Autoimmune Keratolysis." Resident's Day Lecture
1987 Research Assistant, Squirrel Monkey Research Laboratory--Department of Psychology, Stanford University under the guidance of Seymour Levine, Ph.D. "The Effects of MDMA (street name "Ecstasy") on Serotonin Levels and it's Primary Metabolite, 5-HIAA, in the CSF and Brains of Squirrel Monkeys"
1986 Research Internship, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory--The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii under J.J. McNamara, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. "The Effects of Propranolol on Serum Potassium Levels in Patients During the First Twelve Hours Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery"

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COURSES:
2014 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
2013 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2012 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2012 Cornea Day, Cornea Society and ASCRS, Chicago, IL
2011 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
2010 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2008 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2007 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
2006 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
2005 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2004 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, New Orleans
2003 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco
2002 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia
VISX Custom-Contoured Ablation Pattern Physician Certification Course, Santa Clara, CA
2001 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, New Orleans
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego
2000 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Boston
1999 INTACS Physician Training Course, San Francisco
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Seattle
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Orlando
1998 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, New Orleans
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego
1997 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Boston
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, San Francisco
VISX Physician Certification Course, San Francisco
1996 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Chicago
1995 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Atlanta

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2003 Presentation at ASCRS (San Francisco, 2003) entitled "LASIK, LASEK, and PRK for High Myopia."TLC Optometric Advisory Board Update on the WaveScan Aberrometer and the new VISX S4 Excimer Laser
2002 Continuing education lecture for TLC Optometrists entitled, "Wavefront Analysis and Customized Ablation Issues"
Continuing education lecture to Santa Clara County Optometric
Society entitled, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Goals for Acute-Onset Red Eye"
TLC Optometric Advisory Board Updates on Refractive Surgery and Comparison of Thin Flap Lasik to LASEK
2000 Paper presentation at ASCRS (Boston, 2000) entitled "Comparison of 6.0 and 6.5 mm optical zones for the correction of myopia and astigmatism using the Visx Star S2 Excimer Laser"
Paper presentation at ASCRS (Boston, 2000) entitled "Intraoperative pachymetry as a useful tool to determine flap thickness and ablation depths-learn to stay away from violating the 250 micron zone"
Continuing education lecture to Santa Clara County Optometric Society entitled, "Common and Rare Causes of Keratitis
1999 Continuing education lecture to Santa Clara County Optometric Society entitled, "An update on Lasik Complications and Management"
1997 One Month Trip to Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China to teach LASIK, PRK, and Phacoemulsification techniques to Ophthalmologists at the Rutnin Eye Center and Air Force General Hospital, respectively
1996-1998 Several Continuing Medical Education Talks to Ophthalmic Technicians.
1993-1995 Lecturer for Emergency Medical Technician Students at Salt Lake Community College, "Immediate Treatment and Triaging of Common Eye Injuries"
1989-1990 Senior Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Human Anatomy/Physiology Course, University of Hawaii

PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS:
2011 - Present Partnered with our optometric community for our annual Gift of Sight program to identify and provide LASIK or Keratoconus treatment for deserving individuals
2007 - 2014 Partnered with HOPE Services for our annual Gift of Sight program to provide free surgery to less-privileged individuals
2002 Founded the Gift of Sight Program, an annual drive to give back to local community by providing no cost refractive surgery to deserving patients nominated by local charities
Participated in Alcon's "Fluoroquinolone Advisory Summit" held in San Diego, California
Assisted in the founding of TLC's Optometric Advisory Board in Northern California
2001 Official Laser Vision Correction Surgeon of the San Jose Earthquakes Professional Soccer Team
Official Laser Vision Correction Surgeon of the San Jose Giants Professional Baseball Team

Active Member of:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Surgery
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society