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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness

s, the laser is used to make the curvature more steep -- by less than the width of a human hair.

Although the procedure is not painful, it can be intimidating and it requires a level of cooperation from the patient. The equipment makes loud noises and the patient must look at a flashing light for up to two minutes. Before scheduling the surgery, Dr. Wright used a small flashing light to represent the laser and test Kiley's steadiness.

"I don't think all 12-year-old kids could have this done," said Dr. Salz. "Some adults have trouble but Kiley did an outstanding job." The doctors said Kiley's vision in the eye is now corrected to 20/60 without glasses, and his "stereoscopic vision" -- the ability of his eyes to work together -- has actually improved.

"This eye was not correctable to 20/20 vision," said Dr. Salz. "We knew we probably weren't going to make it possible for him to see better than he saw with his glasses. What we hoped to accomplish was to get him to see as well as he did with the glasses, but without them."

Linda Bedwell is glad she will not need to nag Kiley to wear his glasses. The family will not have to replace broken frames or lost contact lenses. More importantly, Kiley does not have to worry about looking "different," and he will be better prepared to play baseball. "When he played outfield, he couldn't judge the ball very well," she said. "And when he was batting, he would get hit more often than other kids would because he couldn't judge the distance. Now his depth perception is almost perfect. And he doesn't have to fight wearing the glasses."


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