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Beyond supervision

... unknown. Around the same time, the popularity of refractive surgery, where surgeons use a laser beam to sculpt...rch helped bring to Rochester MacRae, a pioneering refractive surgeon, and the two teamed up at the University of Rochester Eye Institute in an effort to improve ...

'Weekend' use matches daily drops for 'lazy eye'

...d or wandering eyes, or significant differences in refractive error, such as farsightedness or nearsightedness, between the two eyes. Atropine eye drops are designed to temporarily blur vision in the unaffected eye, thereby forcing the amblyopic eye to do most of the work. This helps strengthen the amblyopic e...

Sealing corneal incisions with a drop of chemistry, BU researchers develop gel for cataract surgery

...ted, too, that the gels are transparent and have a refractive index similar to that of the human cornea (thus it will not interfere with light reaching the retina), both solid pluses for repairing incisions to the outer eye. "We are excited about these results," says Grinstaff, "since there is significant clini...

World's largest medical eye meeting to be held in New Orleans

... 26 and the Academy's Subspecialty Day meetings in refractive surgery, retina and glaucoma Oct. 22 to 23. Leadi...earch on topics including the latest techniques in refractive surgery to correct and improve vision, to advances in treating diseases, such as age-related macular...

Distinguished, outstanding, innovative optometrists receive honors from UH

... by developing his skills and knowledge in lasers, refractive surgery, injectable procedures, suturing and surgical environmental preparations. These areas of expanded scope of practice are universally allowed in all states, and Miller consequently provides UHCO with a well-developed, progressive set of educat...

May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...uture total blindness. Visual impairment caused by refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus and astigmatism is a common condition among young children, affecting five to 10 percent of all preschoolers. Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Younger than Age 5 Years: Recommendation Statement U.S. Preventi...

Approximately one-third of people older than 40 have vision disturbances

...(farsightedness) are examples of specific types of refractive errors. Usually, these errors can be easily corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. However, the high prevalence of refractive errors and the costs of correcting these errors...

Mount Sinai to offer NearVision CK

...giving CK one of the highest safety profiles among refractive procedures. CK uses leading-edge radiofrequency energy, instead of a laser or scalpel, to restore near vision without cutting or removing corneal tissue. In a three-minute procedure using topical (eye drop) anesthesia, CK uses a probe thinner th...

Wavefront-guided LASIK improves contrast sensitivity

...d wavefront treatments should be incorporated into refractive surgery practices because they minimize higher-order aberrations that are created by conventional LASIK. Customized treatments make LASIK safer, and allow some patients to have sharper vision with greater contrast sensitivity. However, because this s...

Orthokeratology contact lenses cause permanent vision loss in children

...ntroversial, nonsurgical option for correcting the refractive error myopia, or nearsightedness. According to the...rary reduction, modification or elimination of the refractive error. Although not widely used in the United States, this procedure is gaining popularity, especial...

Medical experts say cataract and refractive surgeries merging

ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- Leading cataract and refractive surgeons discussed the merging of cataract and refractive surgeries through use of intraocular lenses (IOLs) at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ...

Lesser amount of patching effective for treating lazy eye in children

...ing of the eyes or having one eye with uncorrected refractive error (i.e. farsightedness, astigmatism or high nearsightedness). After four months, the improvement in visual acuity in the six-hour group was nearly identical to the improvement in the full-time group. Jonathan M. Holmes, MD, a pediatric ophthalmol...

Halloween can be dangerous for those wearing illegal costume contact lenses

...asses. If you're not wearing the lenses to correct refractive errors, you don't need a prescription," said study...al devices. Unlike contact lenses worn to correct refractive errors, the FDA does not review costume contact lenses for safety or effectiveness before they are s...

Study identifies risk factors for refractive surgery malpractice lawsuits and claims

...d with demographics and practice patterns from all refractive surgeons insured by OMIC between 1996 to 2002. The...or of ophthalmology and co-director of corneal and refractive surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. "The methodology will impact malpractice li...

Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses

...egal in the United Stated, are not worn to correct refractive errors. Instead, they are tinted to change the ap...asses. If you're not wearing the lenses to correct refractive errors, you don't need a prescription. This is a dangerous misconception," said one of the report's...

Wavefront LASIK advances refractive surgery

...ontact lenses over the past several years with the refractive surgery procedure known as LASIK. LASIK can correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Now an enhanced version of LASIK, kn...

Lens replacement material holds prospect of 'young' eyes for people over 40

...st, the researchers have to improve the materials' refractive index the degree at which it refracts light, whic...r scientists have been successful in improving the refractive index in similar soft gels, according to the researchers. The material the research group is using t...

Visionaries who pioneered modern cataract surgery to present at AAO's Annual Meeting

...nity to meet some of these leaders in cataract and refractive surgery....

Spotlight session on pseudophakic IOLs to be held at AAO's annual meeting

...als and designs, challenging cases, complications, refractive applications and innovations for the future. Thirty-four leading cataract and refractive surgeons, including the "Father of Phaco," Dr. Charles D. Kelman, will make presentations during thi...

What type of lens is best after cataract surgery multifocal or monofocal? It depends, study says

...d because of the information and advertising about refractive surgery outcomes, many patients have high expectat...ate that lens replacement surgery is equivalent to refractive surgery. In fact, as the study indicates, current multifocal lenses may or may not match those expec...

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