Q. I had RK surgery about ten years ago; four slits on each eye. About three years ago, it went south and I now am wearing glasses again. Can I have LASIK done? I am nearsighted and wear bifocals.
Cuban Operation Miracle Programme Provides Free Eye Surgery to Nearly Half a Million Low Income Patients
Almost half a million poor people from 28 Caribbean and Latin American nations have benefited from Operation Miracle, a highly successful programme started by Cuba that provides free surgery to low income patients.
Infants and adults who are blind due to a cloudy or damaged cornea are seeing some remarkable results thanks to a new version of an artificial implant that takes the place of the cornea, the clear covering of the eye that serves as our window on the world.
St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the only U.S. medical centers performing refractive surgery on children with neurological disorders.
The second-grader, too poor to imagine flying to Thailand or Singapore for advanced medical care, is among a handful of patients selected to have surgery at Danang's airport aboard ORBIS International's flying eye hospital — a converted DC-10 with an operating room and rotating volunteer doctors from around the world.
Lasik Expert’s Reviewed the Importance of ‘Pupil Size’ in Connection With Lasik & Other Laser Eye Surgeries
Dr. James Salz (www.drsalz.com) co-written with Dr. William Trattleran an article entitled “Pupil Size and Corneal Laser Surgery” in the August 2006 issue of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology on refractive surgery.
An optometrist takes four years of school after the bachelor's degree. They can do minor surgical procedures. An ophthalmologist goes through four years of medical school and then they specialize in eyes.
Dr. Glenn Kawesch, one of the top refractive surgeons in the world, has been hailed as a "miracle" doctor, returning vision to thousands of people from around the world who never dreamed they would be able to see clearly without their glasses or contacts.
Patients on drugs to treat prostate enlargement should inform their eye surgeon about the medications before eye surgery, several U.S. groups advise.
A great number of Filipinos nationwide are affected with various forms of eye defects and disorders, specifically blindness. In order to impart awareness to the public in seeking treatment and caring for one's eyes, the month of August was declared as Sight Saving Month.