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Vision Update
Issue Number: 199887   
Dangers for LASIK and PRK for Certain Professions

L ASIK involves creating a corneal flap and treating the underlying tissue. PRK brushes aside the outer Epithelial layer of the cornea and treating the underlying tissue with the same laser as with LASIK. Which procedure is best for a patient’s needs?

The question often asked is “should I have LASIK or PRK and why?” The answer is not as easy and choosing the procedure involves both physiological testing results which determines which surgery will get the best final results, patient time line and expectations...

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Basal Cell Carcinoma- Case History

A 59 year old white male has been a patient of our office for over 10 years and has had a normal ocular history for that entire time. He does have Diabetes, but no changes in his eyes as a result of it. In the spring of 2005 he came in for his annual visit and once again had unchanged vision, and no diabetic problems. However, for the first time he did display a left lower lid lesion. This “bump” had appeared several months prior to the office visit, was painless and he would have not even mentioned it had I not asked about it...

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Ocular Allergies, causes and treatments

An estimated 20% of the world’s population suffers from allergic disease and may present as red itchy eyes, rhinitis (runny nose), asthma, and allergic conjunctivitis.

Ocular allergies are specific immunologic changes that result in inflammation on the conjunctival surface...

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