Dr. Belardo has lectured and conducted meetings about cataract, cornea, glaucoma and plastic surgery. He has performed surgery in numerous cataract missions around the world, including the U.S. He was the first to perform topical anesthesia cataracts in Oklahoma as well as the first LASIK performed in Oklahoma. Topical anesthesia cataract surgery involves no shot, no stitch, and no patch. Dr. Belardo has performed over 20,000 cataracts and over 40,000 vision correction procedures.
Brooklynn College, B.A.
Long Island University-Pre-Med
Rutgers Medical School-Newark, New Jersey
Internship: Rutgers-Short Hills Medical Center-Rutgers Medical
Ophthalmology Residency: Columbia University-Harkness Eye Institute N.Y.C.
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship: University of Rochester, New York
Oculoplastics Fellowship: Dr. Merritt, Dr. Myint, Dr. Gladstone, Dr. Nessi
1992-1999- Founder and Medical Director of Western Oklahoma Eye Center, Elk City, OK
1996-1999- TLC Cornea and LASIK Surgeon
199-2000- Oculoplastic Fellowship
2000-2001- Triad Eye Center (Cataract, Glaucoma and Oculoplastis Surgeon)
2002- Present- Founded and Directed Advanced Laser and Cataract Center
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- American Medical Association
- American Academy of Ophthalmology