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Light Exposure during Pregnancy Critical for Fetal Eye Development

Light Exposure during Pregnancy Critical for Fetal Eye Development

The eye is a structure that depends on light in order to function. It also requires light to develop normally during pregnancy. New research now provides scientists with a basic understanding of fetal eye progression and the ocular conditions caused by vascular problems. Read More


Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Lasik eyesight-correction surgery, a phenomenal breakthrough when it was first approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1995, has recently been trumped big-time by the innovation known as wavefront Lasik technology, which is some 25 times more precise than its older cousin. The... Read More


Experimental Treatments Show Promise In the Restoration of Vision

Experimental Treatments Show Promise In the Restoration of Vision

A retinal prosthesis and fetal tissue transplant are two experimental treatments that appear to restore partial vision to people with blinding eye diseases. Presented at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the findings may lead to new treatments for the blind... Read More


2 Vision-Correction Surgeries Equally Effective

2 Vision-Correction Surgeries Equally Effective

Two laser eye-surgery techniques offer equal success at re-establishing "perfect" 20/20 vision in people with nearsightedness, a recent study shows. The study, which was a review of six high-quality scientific studies, sought to which surgical approach would be superior in terms of the visio... Read More


Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

The natural human aging process is in a constant war with the U.S. military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging has always degraded the vision of Air Force pilots, Navy divers and NASA astronauts - and this has made it difficult for the respective services to retain t... Read More


New Excimer Laser

New Excimer Laser

New Excimer Laser Breakthrough Excimer Laser technology is leading to unprecedented results in the field of eye correction. Read More



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