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Choice Glaucoma Therapy to Minimize Ocular Surface Disease

  • Posted by lasik2020 on June 25, 2011 in Glaucoma, SLT

Scientific breakthroughs have allowed people to live longer, more active lives. Whereas vision is arguably the most important thing ophthalmologists can rehabilitate, ocular comfort often goes overlooked or underestimated.

Visian ICL “Dances with the Stars”

Lovely Edyta Sliwinska, a popular alumnus of “Dancing With the Stars,” is sporting more than a few new dance moves these days. The professional dancer, who considered herself legally blind without her contact lenses, debuted a new set of eyes, thanks to Visian ICL. “If I do not wear my contact lenses,” Sliwinska notes, “I do not dance…I see perfectly now!” The surgery was performed by Dr. Paul Dougherty at the Dougherty Vision Clinic in Los Angeles. Sliwinska is still such a favorite with fans even after leaving the show that KTLA television in Los Angeles covered her procedure.

US Military The Vanguard in Refractive Surgery Research and Implementation

  • Posted by lasik2020 on March 22, 2010 in LASIK

More than 312,000 laser refractive procedures performed in the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy have provided invaluable insight about laser refractive surgery to both military and civilian communities. Since the first military laser study began in 1993 and the U.S. Department of Defense adopted laser refractive surgery in 2000, military laser refractive cases have demonstrated safety, efficacy and excellent visual results when performed in appropriate patients. Military refractive cases have also provided accurate and large sample data that can be extrapolated to the general population. “The studies that we perform here at the Naval Medical Center San Diego are … Read more…

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens provides U.S. Bobsled Pilot with the vision to lead his Team to first Olympic Gold in 62 Years

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens provides U.S. Bobsled Pilot with the vision to lead his Team to first Olympic Gold in 62 Years. In a historic moment for the United States bobsled team, Steven Holcomb piloted bobsled USA-1 to the Olympic gold medal in the four-man event, ending a 62-year Olympic medal drought for the American. Holcomb’s heroic mastery of the treacherous track is made even more significant by the fact that not long ago, he had 20/500 vision — “profound visual impairment” caused by keratoconus– that very nearly ended his bobsledding career. Contact lenses could no longer provide the level … Read more…

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Glaucoma occurs when there is an increase of fluid production or a decrease in fluid drainage within the front part of the eye. Over time, as the pressure within the eye remains elevated or peaks at different times of the day, the optic nerve fibers are destroyed and peripheral (side) vision is lost. If not treated adequately, an elevated pressure can also cause irreversible loss of central vision. Aqueous humor flows out of the eye through the Trabecular Meshwork near the outer edge of the iris. Over time, in certain individuals with glaucoma, that trabecular meshwork becomes blocked and the … Read more…

Glaucoma Awareness Month – Don’t Get Blindsided

  • Posted by lasik2020 on August 17, 2009 in Glaucoma

More than 66.8 million people are visually impaired by glaucoma worldwide and the disease has blinded 6.7 million people, according to the National Glaucoma Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation. The foundation is committed to funding research and getting the word out about glaucoma – January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. People of all ages – from babies to senior citizens – are at risk for this incurable disease, which is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and can cause blindness without any warning or symptoms. It is not curable and any vision lost … Read more…

Avoiding Flap Complications

Laser vision correction has come full circle from its beginnings with surface phototherapeutic keratectomy and PRK. The field advanced to lamellar refractive surgery with LASIK emerging as the dominant procedure. Today, interest in advanced surface ablation has re-emerged with LASEK and other methods. Surface procedures offer several advantages compared with lamellar methods, particularly because the former avert rare but potentially devastating complications. Creating the permanent LASIK flap has been associated with the induction of higher-order aberrations and decreased corneal sensitivity as well as an increase in dry eye syndrome, striae, diffuse lamellar keratitis, infection, epithelial in-growth, and other intraoperative hurdles. … Read more…

New techniques for cataract surgery

  • Posted by lasik2020 on August 22, 2001 in Cataracts

Just 50 years ago, having cataract surgery meant general anesthesia, a five-day stay in the hospital, a high risk of infection and wearing thick corrective glasses for the rest of your life. That’s not the case today. Cataract surgery has undergone revolutionary changes since then, especially in the past decade. It’s now an outpatient procedure, taking just 20 minutes, done without stitches, usually with just a topical anesthetic. Doctors implant the corrective lens within the eye. The modern lens implant actually can improve vision by correcting a patient’s nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism – blurry vision resulting from an irregularly … Read more…

Getting the Full Picture About Lasik Eye Surgery

  • Posted by lasik2020 on October 18, 2000 in LASIK

If your eyes are the windows to the soul, then Lasik eye surgery is becoming an ever-popular way of making the view less blurry. According to the Federal Trade Commission, since Lasik eye surgery was approved in 1995, laser eye centers have mushroomed from 300 in 1996 to more than 900 centers today. Five years from now, the FTC said, surgeons are expected to perform laser eye surgery on more than 3 million pairs of eyes. Dr. Dan Beers, who performs LASIK vision correction with the Peninsula Laser Vision Medical Group, located in Mountain View, said, “The key is for … Read more…