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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


Expert Commentary: Stuart Sondheimer, M.D. - 11/30/2009

Expert Commentary: Stuart Sondheimer, M.D. - 11/30/2009

Dry eyes affect many people, whether or not they have had Lasik. It is more common as we age and is more frequent in people who have rheumatologic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis,  and in people who have had chemotherapy for cancer. In dry eyes, the glands that make tears no long... Read More


Synchrotron X-Ray Research Being Used to Advance LASIK

Synchrotron X-Ray Research Being Used to Advance LASIK

British researchers using X-rays from a massive particle accelerator are investigating the human cornea and making discoveries that could help create the next generation of LASIK eye surgery – and even one day develop an artificial cornea.     Keith Meek, head of the Str... Read More


LASIK's Reality: Impermanent for Many

LASIK's Reality: Impermanent for Many

LASIK eye surgery effectively and safely corrects severe nearsightedness, the results lasting for at least 10 years – but a significant proportion of the procedures need to be redone during that time, a recent study revealed. Moreover, only 40 percent of LASIK patients avoid the use o... Read More


Strengthening Eye Collagen Fixes 2 Vision Disorders

Strengthening Eye Collagen Fixes 2 Vision Disorders

Two little-known but related eye conditions, one stemming from LASIK vision-correction surgery, plunge sufferers into a world of blurriness and sensitivity to glare and light. But a novel development involving treatment with vitamin B2 drops and ultraviolet light, already approved in Europe, h... Read More


Help for Those Beyond LASIK's Help

Help for Those Beyond LASIK's Help

Although LASIK eye surgery gives the gift of restored vision to hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, there are some people who are so nearsighted - near or past being legally blind - that the laser surgery simply can't help them. For those people, implantable contact lenses may be... Read More


Dry Eye Afflicts Many Menopausal Women

Dry Eye Afflicts Many Menopausal Women

Women who are in the midst of menopause, who are close to it, or who have just finished it are likely to experience dry eye syndrome, according to recent research. The condition can be caused by aging, LASIK eye surgery, inflammation and various diseases. "[But] for many women, dry eye is ... Read More


Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

When a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, her hormonal balance shifts dramatically. This causes her body to retain more fluid. And when this happens, her eyes' lenses swell, too, making a correct diagnosis to fix her vision problems with LASIK surgery all but impossible. When the lens swells... 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


La Fuerza Aérea permite a los pilotos volar con una cirugía Lasik

La Fuerza Aérea permite a los pilotos volar con una cirugía Lasik

Por primera vez la fuerza aérea Estadounidense está permitiendo volar a los aspirantes a pilotos y a los miembros de la tripulación aérea, aún si se han sometido a una cirugía ocular Lasik. Desde el 2001, la fuerza aérea ha permitido a los candidatos a pilotos o miembros de tripulación de que... Read More



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