Dr. Spigelman is a leader, teacher and innovator in cataract and refractive surgery. He offers advanced cataract surgery and intraocular lens technology to his patients. Many of whom have come from across the country for this procedure. He has taught other physicians and ophthalmology residents cataract and LASIK surgery throughout his career. He has also been a pioneer in LASIK and PRK surgery and was instrumental in developing this technology. In addition to his residency, he had additional training in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery . This allows him to offer partial thickness corneal transplantation which includes DMEK and DSAEK. He was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform DSAEK in the USA. His publications include numerous articles on cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, and various laser vision correction techniques.
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Dr. Spigelman has played an integral role in the development of two market-leading vision correction technologies. He served as principal investigator in FDA trials of the VISX® laser platform – a state-of-the-art excimer laser used in refractive surgeries. He was also an investigator in the development of the ReSTOR® intraocular lens. The ReSTOR® lens improved upon conventional intraocular lenses by providing cataract surgery patients with a full range of enhanced vision.
In 1977, Dr. Spigelman graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Science in Honors Biology. He subsequently attended the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, where he earned his medical doctorate. He then trained in Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In order to further his medical education, he went on to complete fellowship training in refractive, corneal, cataract, and anterior segment surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1986 and 1987.
In providing exceptional vision correction services to residents in and near Birmingham, Troy, and Detroit, LASIK surgeon Alan Spigelman M.D., was voted by his peers as one of Michigan’s best physicians. And in 1997, he was the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Honor Award. He has also been involved in teaching cataract surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology skills transfer courses.
Dr. Spigelman’s past roles include president of the Michigan Keratorefractive Society and program director of the Sinai Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program. He currently holds memberships with several professional organizations, including the Michigan State Medical Society, the Oakland County Medical Society, the Michigan Ophthalmological Society, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society for Refractive Keratoplasty, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Michigan Keratorefractive Society.
Dr. Spigelman was the first ophthalmologist to perform laser vision correction in the state of Michigan. These laser procedures were carried out in 1991 as part of the Visx FDA excimer laser trial. He was also the first ophthalmologist in the state of Michigan to have LASIK performed on himself. (This procedure was done in Minnesota)
If you have been considering laser vision correction, cataract or corneal surgery in or around Birmingham, Troy, or Detroit, Alan V. Spigelman, M.D., can help you determine the best way for you to achieve the quality of vision that you desire. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule your initial consultation today!