Dr. Nick Nianiaris
Dr. Nick Nianiaris is the Medical Director of Refractive Surgery at the TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre where he specializes in laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. He has performed over 30,000 laser procedures with TLC where he has been Medical Director since 1994.
Dr. Nianiaris acquired his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Toronto. His Ophthalmology residency followed at the University of Toronto. He chose to continue training, completing a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Research (including excimer laser studies) at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He is Ophthalmology certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has trained extensively in laser procedures with some of the world’s foremost authorities in refractive surgery. Dr. Nianiaris is also an expert in small incision cataract surgery with extensive experience using several phacoemulsification platforms and intraocular lenses. He has performed many thousands of cataract procedures over the past 20 years.
As a leading authority in laser vision procedures, Dr. Nianiaris has corrected the vision of eye doctors and surgeons, pilots, professional athletes, police and firefighting recruits and patients from all vocations and backgrounds. He has lectured to hundreds of eye doctors and continues to train other ophthalmic surgeons in refractive surgery techniques. People come for his expertise from around the world to have him perform their surgery.
Dr. Nianiaris has experience with some of the most advanced lasers in the world. These include the VISX, Wavelight, Lasersight, Technolas and Ladar lasers to name a few. He has been a pioneer in performing custom, abberometry and wavefront guided laser surgery long before the majority of North American refractive surgeons adopted this technique. He was one in the first group of surgeons around the world to be certified to use the INTRALASE femtosecond laser to make LASIK flaps.
Dr. Nianiaris has been a Medical Director of TLC Toronto since its inception in 1994. He has been the chair of the Ethics Review Board of TLC Toronto and is currently the only Canadian based surgeon on the company’s TLC Clinical Advisory Group. Dr. Nianiaris is also one of the select surgeons in the TLC organization on the Complex Case Review Board, which advises TLC surgeons on difficult cases. He is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and is the former Chief of Ophthalmology at Toronto East General Hospital where he continues to perform ocular surgery.
Dr. Nianiaris is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society, College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.