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Mark Lobanoff, MD

While in medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Lobanoff was deciding what field of medicine he should pursue. He rotated through the ophthalmology department and scrubbed into a cataract surgery case. The microscopic surgery was precise and beautiful. It merged patient care with advanced technology. Minutes later the patient, who had been legally blind, was able to see again. This was nothing short of miraculous and Dr. Lobanoff knew instantly that this was his calling. And thus began years of arduous training.

In 1995 he was awarded a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and spent a year performing eye research at the National Eye Institute of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Washington, D.C., one of the most advanced eye research facilities in the world. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Lobanoff trained at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he learned the latest in ophthalmic surgical techniques and post-operative care.

At Emory University Dr. Lobanoff studied under two legendary pioneers in the LASIK field, Dr. George Waring and Dr. Doyle Stulting. After his ophthalmology residency at Emory, Dr. Lobanoff completed a year-long fellowship in LASIK and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota. This is the highest level of training a LASIK surgeon can achieve.More recently, Dr. Lobanoff has become a world-renowned expert in the newest form of LASIK; Alcon’s Contoura topographic-guided LASIK. He has lectured on this new technology across the United States and Europe. Surgeons from across the U.S. travel to Minnesota to learn Dr. Lobanoff’s techniques first hand. He is currently involved in FDA research trials to make the surgery even more effective.

Dr. Lobanoff wanted to continue to push the boundaries of refractive surgery in the most advanced eye surgery center in the country, one that delivered a premium experience to patients. But it simply didn’t exist in Minnesota. His solution? He would build it himself! And thus OVO LASIK + LENS was born!

Mark Lobanoff, MD

Medical Director

LASIK / Cataract / Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) / Corneal Crosslinking (CXL) / Eye Care


North Suburban Eye Specialists

Phorcides / LASIK Surgery Planning Software

Lochan / Cataract Surgery Planning Software



6099 Wayzata Blvd
LASIK Suite 100
LENS Suite 120
St Louis Park, MN 55416

Call: (952) 204-5060
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