Archive for April, 2006

Free LASIK Eye Surgery

Friday, April 28th, 2006

   Turner Eye Institute sponsored the Free LASIK competition to find someone who most deserves LASIK surgery in his/her life.  The selection was difficult and the judges found many people worthy of this lasting change in their lives.  The winner was Lee Hickinbotham Jr., a park ranger from Campbell, CA and father of two children. [...]

Implantable Contact Lenses in San Francisco Bay Area

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Although LASIK is still the most common form of elective surgery, a new treatment has received FDA clearance which, in some cases, provides even better results.  Known by some as implantable contact lenses, Visian ICL Lenses are opening a new world for many patients considered as poor or borderline candidates for LASIK.  LASIK is most [...]

Advantages of LASIK vs Contact Lenses

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

LASIK and contact lenses are the most recent ways of vision correction.  Both allow a person to be free from the need of wearing glasses and are often ideal for people with active lifestyles.  LASIK has been proven safe and effective at treating most forms of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism.  With the recent increase in [...]

Links to Information on Renu Contact Lens Solution

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Here are some links regarding Renu Contact Lens Solution and fungal keratitis: American Academy of Ophthalmology Web Site US Food and Drug Administration Web Site Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site Bausch and Lomb Company Web Site    

Renu Contact Lens Solution

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Rare Infection May Put Soft Contact Lens Wearers at Risk Update on fungal keratitis, April 13, 2006    Bausch & Lomb is now advising consumers not to use its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution while investigations continue into the recent increase in reported cases of fungal keratitis. The company has also asked retailers to [...]

New Keratoconus Website

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Turner Eye Institute will be updating its website at in order to provide new and updated information regarding keratoconus.  Keratoconus is a prograssive corneal disease that is a contraindication for LASIK eye surgery.  Newer treatments are allowing patients with keratoconus to maintain clearer and more comfortable vision.  Dr. Turner provides intacs for keratoconus as [...]

Santa Clara Optometric Society Meeting

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Optometrists (eye doctors specializing in vision measurement and correction) from Santa Clara and San Jose invited Dr. Stephen Turner to provide an information seminar regarding other forms of vision correction surgery in addition to LASIK eye surgery.  Dr. Turner, a corneal specialist who provide not only LASIK surgery but a variety of new surgeries, spoke [...]

LASIK in San Jose

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

The Stepping Out Conference for women in the San Jose and Santa Clara areas provided an excellent opportunity to discuss LASIK eye surgery with many of the successful women in San Jose and the South Bay.  LASIK is a popular choice of vision treatment for people in San Jose.  Women, in particular, often choose to [...]

LASIK Glossary

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Ablation surgical removal. Ablation zone area of tissue removed during laser vision correction surgery.  The ablation zone can vary in LASIK surgery. Accommodation the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects.   LASIK does not affect accommodation Acuity clarity or sharpness of vision.  LASIK can typically achieve good acuity. [...]

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter loves her Crystalens surgery

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, clinical psychologist for many Olympic Athletes, returned again to Turner Eye Institute.  She loves her new Crystalens surgery and reports being able to see both up close and far away.  The new crystalens eye surgery replaces cataract surgery in many patients and allows patients to see at many distances.  Dr. Turner has [...]