November 27th, 1937 – November 30th, 2013
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the loss of David Dulaney, MD. Dr. Dulaney, one of the founding partners of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, had a passion for changing people’s lives through advanced vision care.
Dr. Dulaney believed in “potential”, the potential for innovative technology solutions and the potential of individuals. While many never had the opportunity to know him as he retired from the practicing in 2006, many patients, employees, colleagues, family and friends knew him well and were greatly influenced by him.
Dr. Dulaney was a true visionary, continually pushing the envelope toward innovation and new ideas. He had a passion for all things vision correction and was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform LASIK in the United States when the rest of the country had barely begun with PRK. He began performing procedures when he purchased the first microkeratome in the United States after having traveled to Bogota, Colombia, to see it used. He used the microkeratome to perform ALK, which was the predecessor to LASIK. He was also one of the few first investigators to use the implantable contact lens, as early as 1996, almost 10 years before FDA approval. Dr. Dulaney was the first ophthalmologist to perform a procedure on the Wavelight Allegretto laser when it was brought to the United States for clinical trials. His history includes being the first in Arizona to use a YAG laser and one of the first in the state to develop an ASC for eye surgery. The list of his cutting-edge accomplishments goes on to include clear cornea incisions for cataract surgery and so much more. Dr. Dulaney’s impact on ophthalmology is, and always will be, recognized throughout the world.
The Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center family is forever grateful for his ability to see the potential of the people around him, his foresight into the benefits of advanced technologies, his intrepid pursuit of a better patient experience, and his ultimate devotion to patient care.