There is a lot to learn from the history of LASIK if ODs are willing to unearth it.
Jim Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO
Significant difference from OSD apparent between period of time after surgery, lack of signs
Prior to laser vision correction, ODs carefully examine the cornea. They evaluate the tear film, meibomian glands, curvature of both the front and back of the cornea; and measure overall corneal thickness.
I have enjoyed working in a laser referral center for the better part of my career. I have seen procedure volume grow, plummet, then grow and decline again, and now back to growing.
“Oops”—it is a short, one-syllable word that most of us use on occasion—but never by surgeons.
My mother’s prescription was +6.00-3.00 x 178 or so in each eye prior to cataract surgery; my 20-year-old daughter’s prescription is +5.75-2.50x07. Aren’t genetics grand?
One of your patients, who previously had LASIK, now needs cataract surgery.
Corneal ectasia is one of the worst outcomes of laser eye surgery (LASIK). One OD takes a look at the importance of operating on good candidates and the newest technologies to do so succesfully.
Refractive surgery is no stranger to evolving technology and research. Jim Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO, explains how recent research has changed the way he positions laser vision correction with his 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.