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Lasik Night Vision Difficulties Can Be Prevented

Lasik Night Vision Difficulties Can Be Prevented

Laser eye surgery can often result in problems with a patients' night vision - problems that can include night glare, haloes, and rings. However these problems can be reduced, and possibly eliminated altogether with practices that include proper patient screening, skilled manipulation of surgi... 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


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


Good Pupil Diameter Key for Successful LASIK Surgery

Good Pupil Diameter Key for Successful LASIK Surgery

Laser eye surgery, hugely successful for the great majority of patients, can fail if a subject’s pupils are too large.     Thus, a good eye doctor who wants to provide patients with LASIK surgery (short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis ) to correct faulty visio... 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


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


Epi-LASIK Surgery Better in Two Ways

Epi-LASIK Surgery Better in Two Ways

A relatively new eye surgery technique improves patients' recovery times and reduces the postoperative pain they experience. The Epi-LASIK procedure was developed to avoid some of the potential problems with the LASIK and LASEK eye-surgery techniques. Procedurally speaking, Epi-LASIK falls in... Read More


Lasik Innovation Produces Improved Results

Lasik Innovation Produces Improved Results

In a recent study, a procedure called wavefront-guided Lasik surgery has produced better results in the area of night vision than conventional Lasik surgery. "Average night-driving performance was reduced after conventional Lasik and improved after wavefront-guided," said Steven C. Schallhorn... 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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