Category Vision Health

The Technology Behind the Laser

The history of LASIK goes back to 1950s, and it started with Dr. Jose Barraquer who pioneered in eye surgery. His work was then followed by several scientists. It eventually lead to the first patent granted in USA in 1989. The surgery itself involves modifications of live cornea and changing its curvature to improve vision.

There have been many improvements with lasik laser, technology which has allowed all lasik surgery specialists to successfully aid the patients with their diminishing vision. These include the following:
Wavefront-guided technique
Wavefront-optimized technique
• Larger spot areas
• Faster lasers
• Bladeless flap incisions
• Advanced intraocular lenses
• Intraoperative corneal pachymetry
Each improvement is centered on avoiding permanent damage to...

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With a visit to an optometrist or eye care professional, many individuals walk away from their appointment with a diagnosis of having myopia. Myopia can sound like a rather ominous or even scary term at first, but it simply relates to the fact that the individual is near-sighted. This means that they can see objects closer to them with better clarity, and objects that are farther away may be more blurry. There are varying degrees of short-sightedness, and some people may have a relatively mild myopic condition. With more severe cases, it may be difficult to see objects even a few feet away clearly. Treatment can improve eyesight with great results.

The Causes and Diagnoses

For many individuals, myopia is a condition that they may be genetically predisposed to...

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Everything You Need to Know About Lasik Eye Surgery

Many people would like to have their vision corrected and not have to wear glasses or contact lenses. Lasik surgery might be for you if your eye doctor says you are a good candidate for lasik surgery. You have to be over eighteen, you need to be in good health, you have no eye disease, you have corneal thickness and you can have a few days of recovery. Having this surgery will give you 20/20 vision. Having lasik surgery might be for you but just like the advantages there are also risks that can occur.

As with all surgeries there can be side effects with this surgery but most lasik side effects can be remedied by medications. You can experience blurred vision, you might have trouble with night vision, your eyes will be dry and you’ll feel as if you want to scratch your eyes...

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