Archive for August, 2006

Flomax can cause difficulties with Cataracts

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

WASHINGTON – Patients taking a widely prescribed prostate drug should alert their eye doctors before undergoing cataract surgery to avoid complications, several medical groups said Tuesday. Advance warning can allow surgeons to modify their technique during the common operation and avoid complications seen in patients who take Flomax and similar drugs to treat enlargement of [...]

Vision Gear Bypasses the Eye

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

From an article on live www.science.com. The Forehead Retina System (FRS) uses a special headband to selectively stimulate different mechanoreceptors in forehead skin to allow visually impaired people to “see” a picture of what lies in front of them. The Forehead Retina System is the result of collaborative research by Tachi laboratory at the University [...]

LASIK and custom cornea experience

Monday, August 21st, 2006

LASIK Surgery done with Dr. Stephen Turner in San Francisco Bay area. Result were excellent. Prescription was near-sighted about 3 or so.

Death and Taxes. Even in LASIK Surgery.

Friday, August 18th, 2006

The only sure thing in life is death and taxes.  Celebrities are finding this out. From the IRS.  And even LASIK eye surgery is not exempt in Hollywood.  And Oscars and other awards are not tax free. Receiving an Oscar is the pinnacle of a performers career.  Very few people are nominated for an Oscar and [...]

Visian Implantable ICL approved and implanted in China

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Dr. Stephen Turner was the first LASIK surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area to be certified to perform the Visian ICL procedure.  He has performed over 50 procedures thus far and is among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Visian ICL is now being used in China.  Here is [...]

Independent LASIK Centers vs LASIK Chains

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Many people have heard of LASIK Plus or TLC LASIK Vision Centers or Clearly LASIK.  These are LASIK centers have spread across the US.  In other areas of the world Optimax or Vista or other LASIK Center chains are equally well represents.  In England, Boots even attempted to set up its own chain of LASIK Centers.  [...]

Keratoconus in San Jose

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Keratoconus Treatments require a trained corneal specialist with a high degree of experience.  San Jose patients seeking to consult with a corneal specialist about keratoconus are frequently referred by other eye doctors to Dr. Stephen Turner.  Dr. Turner is recognized as a top surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose and is frequently chosen by optometrists as [...]

VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser System for LASIK in San Jose and San Francisco

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

One of the most popular excimer laser system in use around the world is the AMO VISX Star S4 with Wavescan wavefront custom LASIK.  This is currently the most popular LASIK system in the USA and the most popular LASIK system in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut [...]

San Jose LASIK and Excimer Laser technology

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

  Perhaps the most important technology in the ability to perform LASIK eye surgery in San Jose was the invention of the excimer laser.  No other medical device used in LASIK surgery is as advanced or has as much influence upon the results of LASIK eye surgery as the excimer laser.  A San Jose LASIK surgeon should [...]

Hayward LASIK

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Turner Eye Institute has been dedicated to providing LASIK eye surgery in Hayward and the East Bay, allowing them new visual freedom and exciting new chances in life. LASIK eye surgery in Hayward is both safe and effective.  For the best results it is important to select a LASIK eye surgery specialist surgeon that is both highly experienced and has [...]


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