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Dr. Santiago Villazon is currently one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the Greater Boston area, having completed over 40,000 refractive surgeries. Dr. Villazon has served as Medical Director of TLC Boston since 1997. In addition, he is Medical Director of Premier Vision Consultants, a private practice in which he specializes in cataract and implantable lens surgeries.
Dr. Villazon graduated cum laude from Yale College and went on to Yale University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. Dr. Villazon completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine. He was then selected for and completed a surgical fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery also at Boston University School of Medicine. Having this intense corneal training makes Dr. Villazon uniquely qualified to perform laser vision correction.
Dr. Villazon is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine and the Affiliate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New England College of Optometry. He has been on the faculty of the Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center since 1996. Dr. Villazon is an accomplished lecturer and writer about many ophthalmic subjects, especially those related to the cornea. Dr. Villazon is also fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Villazon is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons and the Cornea Society.