News on Eye Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, Laser Sight, Lasik, Lasek, PRK, Health and Eyes. 2010

a laser lightA Look Back at 50 Years of Lasers

Monday, 17 May 2010, News

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the first working laser. The first laser light was produced on May 16, 1960 at the Hughes Research Lab in Malibu, California. Today, lasers can be found almost everywhere, from telephone lines to cutting edge scientific research, supermarket scanners, and even cat toys and Medicine. Lasik and laser eye surgery are less invasive and painful than traditional eye surgeries. Read more…

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a blue eye with laserOphthalmologists prefer microkeratome LASIK to all laser Lasik, study says

Thursday, 13 May 2010, News

Ocular Surgery news posted the question to Ophthalmologist performing LASIK: Do you prefer the traditional microkeratome instrumentor femtosecond microkeratome laser for creating the LASIK flap.

Overwhelming the top experts in the world responded that the traditional microkeratome instrument was preferred. Read more…

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an eye for sport

Eye Injuries in Sports. How can I protect myself from eye injuries?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, News

Sports cause more than 40,000 eye injuries each year. More than 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented. Overall, basketball and baseball cause the most eye injuries, followed by water sports and racquet sports. Very-high-risk sports involve body contact and do not use eye protectors. Some very-high-risk sports are boxing, wrestling and contact martial arts.

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gaga3Eye health warning as girls go gaga for false lashes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, News

Improper use and storage of fake eyelashes poses a health risk as dirt and bacteria can easily be transferred onto your eyelids and the cornea (the front surface of your eyeball). This can lead to eye infections and in the most serious cases result in permanent sight loss.

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popcornMore “wonderfoods” sitting right under our noses…

Wednesday, 5 May 2010. News

There’s no doubt broccoli, watercress and acai berries are overflowing with healthy vitamins and minerals, but what about the foods we actually want to eat? As a new study reveals that the once-demonised egg should be regarded as a ‘superfood’ (it’s packed with vital antioxidants and nutrients), we uncover the other surprising wonderfoods sitting right under our noses…

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a grey eyeLaser Eye Surgery: LASIK vs. PRK

Monday, 26 April 2010, News

There are a few cons to LASIK. First, the structure of the eye is compromised, and, while rare, the “flap” can be displaced months or even years later. With PRK, there is no flap and the procedure can be done repeatedly if needs be (e.g. years later if vision changes) without weakening the eye.

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veggi eye chartVeggies, fruits, fish and supplements will help keep your vision sharp as you age

Wednesday, 14 April 2010. News

Good nutrition for eye health goes beyond carrots and their beta carotene, doctors now say, and the addition of some key nutrients can help avoid two leading causes of vision loss and blindness…

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Ezine ArticleSports Enthusiasts Choosing Laser Eye Surgery

Wednesday, 14 April 2010. News

If you’re an active kind of person, and you’re also a wearer of contacts or glasses, you’re also sure to know how annoying it can be to deal with these vision aids when all you want to do is take part in your favourite sport. There are plenty of activities that require keen observation and accurate vision, meaning people without twenty-twenty vision can find themselves stuck with trying to accommodate their glasses or contacts.

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