- Over 25,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Louis Racine completed his medical degree and specialization in ophthalmology at the Université de Montréal. Following this, he was awarded a grant to complete his post-doctoral fellowship training in cornea, cataract and laser refractive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and with the Rothschild Foundation in Paris, France. Only a handful of surgeons in Quebec share Dr. Racine’s level of training.
Since 2003, Dr. Racine has performed more than 25,000 laser refractive surgeries. In 2004, he became one of the first surgeons in Montreal to be certified for use of the IntraLase femtosecond laser. That same year, he also underwent PRK surgery on both eyes. Dr. Racine has given many lectures in the United States and Europe on refractive surgery, dry eyes and intraocular lenses. He has participated in the publication of many book chapters and scientific papers, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology. In Canada, he is also one of the cornea specialists with the most experience treating patients with keratoconus through use of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL).
Accomplishments and Awards
Dr. Racine is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Montreal and practices at Hôpital Notre-Dame of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). He teaches cataract surgery to ophthalmology residents and specializes in corneal transplant and complex cataract surgeries.
Dr. Racine was awarded grants by the E.A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, and by the Université de Montréal Research in Ophthalmology Fund. As a recognized expert on dry eye syndrome, Dr. Racine is part of a Canadian group working to evaluate all therapeutic modalities for this condition.
In 2003, Dr. Racine took part in United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) trials for the AcrySof® toric intraocular lens. He has lectured extensively on refractive surgery, dry eyes and refractive intraocular lenses (both toric and multifocal) used in cataract surgery.
Associations and Professional Memberships
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Canadian Ophthalmological Society
- Canadian Association of University Professors of Refractive Surgery
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- French Society of Ophthalmology