Archive for May, 2006

Advancements in Eye Surgeries in the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

In the US more than 1 million people undergo LASIK eye surgery each year.  It is the most common elective procedure that is available today.  It is estimated that more than 15 million people have undergone the procedure worldwide.  Many people find happiness with the greater freedom from contact lenses or glasses that LASIK provides.  [...]

Iris Registration for LASIK Eye Surgery

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

  San Jose, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Concord now have the newest in LASIK eye surgery technology.  Turner Eye Institute utilizes the first iris-based, automated method for aligning and registering wavefront correction.  Obtaining this technology allows residents of San Jose, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Concord to add more precision to the wavefront LASIK [...]

VISIAN Offers Many Advantages over LASIK Surgery

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

  Quality of Vision The Visian ICL offers unparalleled quality of vision, providing excellent contrast. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the Visian ICL is made of Collamer — a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen– making the lens extremely biocompatible for a lifetime of clear [...]

Frequently Asked Questions for Visian ICL

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Who are candidates for Visian ICL? If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you are an excellent candidate for Visian ICL. It is preferable that you have had no previous ophthalmic surgery or history of ophthalmic disease such as glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic retinopathy. Exactly where is Visian ICL placed in the eye? [...]

Increased Interest in Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL

Friday, May 19th, 2006

The recently FDA approved Visian ICL is beginning to be recognized for its significant contribution to vision correction.  While PRK and LASIK have grown very popular over the last 10 years, these methods have limitations on the amount of prescription that they can correct.  Eye dryness, thin corneas, large prescriptions and large pupils can all [...]

LASIK vs Visian

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Recently, Turner Eye Institute examined a patient who was returning for her 1 day post-op visit for her new Visian lens in the left eye and her 4 day post-op for her LASIK surgery in her right eye.  At her initial consultation it was decided that while her right eye could have LASIK performed safely, [...]

LASIK in San Jose

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

    San Jose LASIK has been extremely popular during the past decade.  During this time, many in San Jose have discovered that they are not good candidates for LASIK or that the LASIK results may not offer them the success rates that they feel comfortable with.  For San Jose patients with high prescription, dry eyes, [...]

Visian ICL Reaches 50,000 Mark

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Internationally, the Visian lens has now been used in over 50,000 cases in Europe, Asia, North and South America.  The new Visian lens has proven itself to be effective and can be the first choice over LASIK in many cases.  Visian ICL is selected over LASIK in cases of high myopia (near-sightedness), severe dryness, thin corneas, irregular shaped corneas, or cases [...]

FAQ about Fusarium Keratitis

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

What is Fusarium keratitis? Fusarium keratitis is a rare but serious fungal infection of the cornea — the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil. Symptoms of fungal keratitis include: Sudden blurry vision Unusual redness of the eye Pain in your eye Excessive tearing or discharge from your eye Increased light sensitivity Fusarium [...]

Information on Fusarium Keratitis for KFAX listeners

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Latest case numbers From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 106 confirmed cases of Fusarium keratitis 12 “possible” cases and 80 still under investigation Confirmed cases or cases under investigation reported in 32 states or territories (see list below). What products were used in Fusarium keratitis cases (from the CDC, May 9): Complete data [...]


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