Jim Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO
Femtosecond advances help ODs, patients
Our patients have numerous choices regarding advanced technology and eye care. Advances range from how patients check in for an appointment to what tools a surgeon uses to dissect tissue. They all have their benefits, and all come at a cost.
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIK
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIK
How often have you heard a post-LASIK patient say his surgery “isn’t working anymore” or it has “expired?” While the corneal tissue that was ablated is gone forever, eyes can change over time, and laser vision correction does not stop time.
Preparing your patient for PRK
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was the original excimer laser procedure approved by the FDA—and is still a safe and effective treatment of refractive errors. PRK has the benefits of no-flap creation; therefore, there is no risk of flap complications.
Ocular surface disease limits surgical options
Prepare your patient by assessing and treating the ocular surface
Extended depth-of-focus IOLs may provide improved visual performance
As your patients celebrate another birthday milestone, they are again back in your chair wondering why their reading glasses mysteriously disappear when they are out exploring life or why their arms are not as long as they used to be.
Will the SMILE procedure replace LASIK?
Will the SMILE procedure replace LASIK?
The femtosecond laser has brought many significant advances to eye surgery. For more than a decade, it has been used to create lamellar corneal flaps for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), and more recently this laser is used to precisely perform several steps in cataract surgery.
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