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2013-06-28 23:04:18

Just named Doctor of the Year by the Houston Eye Foundation at the end of March 2013, Colby Stewart, MD, FACS, is a sought after physician for Houstonians. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Dr. Colby Stewart is a leading LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) ophthalmologist in the eye surgery field. Dr. Stewart stresses that although there have been substantial improvements in LASIK eye surgery over the years, and surgical technology eliminates most complications, there is still...

2012-06-15 23:03:20

International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center is one of only a few clinics in the state of Texas certified to perform Keratoconus treatments, an important first step in preventing a potentially debilitating eye disease. College Station, TX (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center provides residents of College Station and Houston with advanced ocular care. The clinic was instrumental in getting LASIK surgery approved in the United States and is one of the...

2010-01-25 21:16:00

HONOLULU, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ --Best known as a national early-adopter in laser refractive surgery, Honolulu physician Tyrie Jenkins, M.D. is again recognized for her contributions to the business community. She was one of five singled out for Pacific Business News' 2009 Business Leader of Hawaii. In March she will be inducted into the Junior Achievement of Hawaii Business Hall of Fame. New technologies are expensive in tough times, but Dr. Jenkins remains grounded in a desire to bring...

2009-11-09 16:34:45

Laser eye surgery to correct vision problems does not appear to be associated with lasting changes to cells lining the inside of the cornea at nine years after the procedure, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Two types of laser surgery"”photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)"”are often used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, according to background...

2009-10-15 14:25:00

Agency also Announces Warning Letters Issued to LASIK Facilities SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a collaborative study with the National Eye Institute and the U.S. Department of Defense to examine the potential impact on quality of life from Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), a surgical procedure that uses an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea. (Logo:...

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2009-05-25 16:10:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a letter on Friday warning providers of LASIK eye surgery to ensure their advertisements inform consumers of the possible risks of the procedure. The FDA has been investigating patient complaints over the corrective LASIK eye surgery, and told doctors, clinics and others who perform the procedure that commercials and other promotions that do not include the necessary warnings are deceptive. "Advertising and promotional materials for FDA-approved...

2008-12-18 04:20:00

HONOLULU, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LASIK surgery is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Last year, more than a million procedures were performed and more than 1.6 million are expected this year. Tyrie Jenkins, M.D., accomplished Hawaii ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, has worked in laser refractive surgery since its infancy, performing Hawaii's first LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis) procedure in 1997. She participated in the national study that led to Food and...

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2008-02-03 09:10:00

Patients who undergo vision-correcting laser eye surgery sign a release form with an extensive list of risks, but some researchers and former patients say a potential complication is not mentioned: depression that can lead to suicide. In response to patient complaints, the Food and Drug Administration plans to convene a large, national study to examine the relationship of lasik complications and quality of life, including psychological problems such as depression. Malvina Eydelman, an...

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2006-09-11 16:40:00

If eyes are "the windows of the soul," corneas are the panes in those windows. They shield the eye from dust and germs. They also act as the eye's outermost lens, contributing up to 75 percent of the eye's focusing power. On Sept. 11 in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, chemical engineer Curtis W. Frank will present a novel biomimetic material that's finding its way into artificial corneas. It's a hydrogel, or polymer that holds a lot of water. That...


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