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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


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


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


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


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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