As National Medical Director of TLC The Laser Eye Centers, the largest laser vision provider in North America, Louis E. Probst, MD has performed over 100,000 LASIK procedures over 16 years; has written 5 reference textbooks on refractive surgery and LASIK, over 80 book chapters on ophthalmology and LASIK, and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed publications; and has designed 10 instruments for LASIK. Dr. Probst has given hundreds of lectures at national and international level meetings on his various innovations and insights into improving patient outcomes in ophthalmology and refractive surgery.
Dr. Probst has been an innovator in many refractive surgery techniques that include the treatment of LASIK flap striae, cross cylinder ablation techniques for the treatment of high mixed astigmatism, bioptics for the correction of high hyperopic astigmatism, single-use instrumentation for LASIK, flap/zap femtosecond LASIK, custom zone CustomVue LASIK, and customized oval flap LASIK techniques.
Dr. Probst serves as the chief surgeon at several TLC laser center locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Florida and is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group of TLC to which provides guidance and recommendation for over 500 ophthalmologists and 5000 optometrists who work within the TLC system. Dr. Probst also serves as a trainer and educator at TLC for surgeons interested in learning about the latest techniques and technology. Dr. Probst also trains residents and fellows in ophthalmology as a volunteer assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Julie H. Tsai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and is heavily involved in resident training. She has served as the Residency Program Director for 2 training programs and continues to promote ophthalmic education and mentorship through her work in various committees and organizations on both local and national levels. She has written several chapters and peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited lecturer on topics involving anterior segment reconstruction, cornea, and uveitis.
George Goodman, OD currently serves as the Senior Manager of Clinical Affairs for Refocus Group, Inc, in Dallas, Texas. Prior to working for a medical device company, Dr. Goodman served as the Clinical Director at TLC The Laser Eye Centers in Chicago where he worked for the National Medical Director, Dr. Louis E. Probst. Before relocating to Chicago, Dr. Goodman was the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Advanced Laser Center of Oklahoma in his hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He began his career by working with his father and grandfather in private practice.
Dr. Goodman has the following associations: Board Member of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology (OCRT); Co-Founder of the Optometric Education Council of America (OEC); Speaker—Inspire, Allergan, Alcon, Zeiss; Adjunct Faculty—Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry; Member—American Optometric Association (AOA), Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP), and Illinois Optometric Association (IOA). Dr. Goodman previously served on the Board of Directors and the Medical Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Lupus Association. Dr. Goodman has written and published 3 books. He also served as the author and executive editor of “Focus on Co-Management,”TLC The Laser Eye Center’s monthly affiliate newsletter.