March 14, 2005

International Refractive Surgery Club: Is it a Front Organization for Questionable Surgeons?

Mission Statement Questionable Surgeon Arrested on Drug Charges
The International Refractive Surgery Club is an international organization of the world's leading refractive surgeons. Membership is limited to those Ophthalmic Surgeons who have been chosen by their peers for their proficiency and skill in state-of-the-art methods of surgical correction for myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism.

Membership is granted to those physicians, who have made a significant contribution towards the advancement of refractive surgery through service, creative innovation, contributions to education of others, or publication of research in the field.


One such member of the the club is Dr. Kurt Buzard

Dr. Kurt A. Buzard
6020 W. Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-362-3900


A prominent ophthalmologist who has performed hundreds of LASIK eye surgeries on Las Vegans has been charged with felony cocaine possession.

Dr. Kurt Buzard, owner of the 30,000-square-foot Buzard Eye Institute on West Sahara Avenue, was arrested last week and released from jail on his own recognizance.

His arrest came about three weeks after police pulled over Buzard's Mercedes convertible and found more than 2 grams of cocaine in a candy tin inside, according to court records.

It wasn't immediately known what potential professional penalties Buzard faces, because repeated phone calls made to the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners, the board that regulates physicians, were not returned.

Officer Brian Hartman wrote in a police report that Buzard appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and suffering a medical crisis while talking to police during the Aug. 24 stop.


Posted by Admin at March 14, 2005 10:46 AM