Franz K. Michel. MD

Dr. Franz Michel - LASIK Surgeon in Ventura and OxnardDr. Franz Michel, LASIK Surgeon

Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Oxnard

Franz Michel, MD, is a UCLA-trained cornea specialist and specializes in bladeless, no cut LASIK in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, and Oxnard. He is renowned for safe and successful laser eye correction using the most advanced lasers available (Allegretto lasers).

After graduating from college Summa Cum Laude as valedictorian of his class, Dr. Franz Michel went on to graduate from Magna Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha from medical school at Syracuse in 1997.

After an internship in Santa Barbara, he went to the Ivy League and did three years of training in eye disease and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Longing to return to California, Dr. Michel received subspecialty training in Cornea and Laser Eye Surgery at UCLA. Dr. Michel has a special interest in refractive surgery because, as he puts it, “I like to make the blind see!”

He holds the distinction of being the first fellow in the United States to implant Intacs ring segments for the treatment of Keratoconus and has performed thousands of laser eye correction and Pterygium removal procedures. He has published numerous papers in Ophthalmology literature.

Research & Publications

Did You Know You Can Get Herpes in the Eye?

Here’s an unexpected differential diagnosis for anyone who’s ever had pink eye – eye herpes. As nasty as that sounds, …

I’m Not Crying (the Watery Eye)

Have you ever walked outside and suddenly everyone is wondering why tears are streaming down your face, and even more peculiarly, …

Why Vision Declines with Age

The onward march of time is relentless and unstoppable. For some, age creeps up slowly; for others, one day you’re …