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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


Preventing Rising Number of Post-LASIK Infections

Preventing Rising Number of Post-LASIK Infections

The presence of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria on patients about to undergo LASIK vision-correction surgery has increased dramatically during the past decade, a recent study showed. Infections occur rarely in LASIK patients, but statistics indicate that rates are slowly increasing. Read More


LASIK Surgery Can Cause Dry Eye Syndrome

LASIK Surgery Can Cause Dry Eye Syndrome

While LASIK eye surgery in most cases results in vision improvement to 20/20 or better, an occasional subject becomes affected by a chronic condition in which the eye has a problem with lack of lubrication.     This condition is known as dry-eye syndrome . It can affect those... 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


Expert Commentary: Michael Rosenberg, M.D. 10/22/2009

Expert Commentary: Michael Rosenberg, M.D.  10/22/2009

If one looks critically at headlights, streetlights, digital clocks or similar localized light sources at night, most individuals will be aware of some halos and starbursts whether they have had LASIK or not.  These halos are ascribed to certain inherent imperfections (or aberrations) in... Read More


New Laser Eye Surgery Helps "Presbyopic" Patients

New Laser Eye Surgery Helps

A new eye surgery technique has proven excellent at eliminating a common vision condition affecting most middle-aged and elderly people, a recent study showed.     The condition, known as presbyopia , starts to appear around age 40 and causes blurring in one’s near visi... 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


LASIK Treatment Can Induce Cornea Clouding

LASIK Treatment Can Induce Cornea Clouding

While laser eye surgery typically results in miraculously restored vision, there are some cases in which the very center of the cornea clouds up and actually worsens vision.      That’s the bad news, according to a recent study done by a pair of Los Angeles ophthalmologis... Read More



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