I ultimately chose ophthalmology because it is an area wherein I can utilize my interest in science and devices to perform minute detailed procedures. I can also help patients achieve restoration in their vision with positive outcomes.
Ophthalmology is constantly on the forefront of advances in medicine, and my goal is to use those advances for the compassionate care of my patients. The ability to interact with people and use technological advances that help benefit their lives is extremely rewarding.
Carmelina Gordon, M.D. is a retina specialist treating Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Detached and Torn Retinas practicing in Jackson and Lansing, Michigan. She has been proudly serving patients at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers for over 10 years.
A recognized leader in glaucoma treatment, cataract surgery, lasik surgery and part of the first team of physicians in Michigan to perform laser cataract surgery with the LenSx femtosecond laser. To Dr. Lavery ophthalmology is a true love and a passion.
As a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, I treat a wide variety of diseases and enjoy solving difficult diagnoses. I specialize in complex cataract cases and take advantage of the new technologies to do procedures that were not possible a few years ago.
I was drawn to ophthalmology as it allowed me to help patients enormously and have a positive effect on their lives in a very short period of time. I assess ongoing innovations in technology and procedures, because nothing less than the very best will do.
I became a doctor because I feel that practicing medicine is very rewarding on a personal level. While I enjoy both the surgical and academic aspects of my field, it is my interaction person-to-person that is the most important to me.
Post-Graduate: Clinical Investigator for studies on Restor Implants and Macular Degeneration treatment.
O.D.: Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: BS – Zoology, Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
I pride myself in giving my patients the most well rounded eye exam including answering all of their questions throughout the exam. I take everyday as a challenge to give all of my patients the opportunity to receive the best care possible.
I believe that a physician must not only care about their patients, but must also understand how the dynamics of the relationship between mind, body, spirit and background plays in the health of everyone he treats.