Dr. David Dulaney (1955)

2016 Graduate of Distinction

Dr. David Dulaney

Class of 1955

After graduation from Lehighton High School, Dr. Dulaney attended Penn State University, where he was a national tumbling champion on the Penn State Gymnastics Team. After graduation from Penn State, he obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical School.

Dr. Dulaney then moved to Arizona, where he was one of the founding partners of the Barrett, Dulaney, Perkins Eye Center. He was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform LASIK in the United States. He was also one of the first to use the implantable contact lens.

Dr. Dulaney was the first ophthalmologist to perform a procedure on the Wavelight Allegretto laser when it was brought to the U.S. for clinical trials. He was also the first ophthalmologist in Arizona to use a YAG laser. He pioneered work to develop an Ambulatory Surgical Center for eye surgery and to use clear cornea incisions for cataract surgery.

Dr. Dulaney’s Foundation provides continuing medical education for ophthalmologists. His impact on ophthalmology is recognized throughout the world. He passed away in 2013.