Coping: Goel Vision streamlines operations with the patient experience in mind
Goel Vision has seen an increase in patients interested in Lasik and similar surgeries over the last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

New technology could improve LASIK surgery, eye disease detection
(University of Houston) A University of Houston researcher is developing a new ultrafast 3D imaging system to assess the cornea's elastic properties. The new technology could potentially be used for routine clinical diagnostics of different corneal diseases and for improving the LASIK eye procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which is better Lasik or Lasek?
Title: Which is better Lasik or Lasek?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 6, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

What is Safer: SMILE or LASIK?
Title: What is Safer: SMILE or LASIK?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

What Type of LASIK is Best for Astigmatism?
Title: What Type of LASIK is Best for Astigmatism?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Can Myopia Come Back After LASIK?
Title: Can Myopia Come Back After LASIK?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

How Prevalent Are Adverse Effects in LASIK and PRK? How Prevalent Are Adverse Effects in LASIK and PRK?
Dr Christopher Rapuano comments on the compelling case for modern laser vision correction techniques made by a recent database analysis.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Video: LASIK eye surgery
LASIK eye surgery reshapes the curvature of your cornea. Watch this video to see how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Brookdale exec named CEO of local company
Loden Vision Centers has tapped a former Brookdale Senior Living Inc. executive as its next CEO.   Matthew Pierre now leads the locally based ophthalmology company’s C-suite, according to a news release.  Founded in 1999, Loden Vision Centers employs approximately 130 people and provides LASIK surgery at five area locations, according to the release. The company moved into a 44,000-square -foot headquarters at 520 Rivergate Parkway in Goodletsville in 2014 . “We are thrilled to have the opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Former Brookdale exec named CEO of local company
Loden Vision Centers has tapped a former Brookdale Senior Living Inc. executive as its next CEO.   Matthew Pierre now leads the locally based ophthalmology company’s C-suite, according to a news release.  Founded in 1999, Loden Vision Centers employs approximately 130 people and provides LASIK surgery at five area locations, according to the release. The company moved into a 44,000-square -foot headquarters at 520 Rivergate Parkway in Goodletsville in 2014 . “We are thrilled to have the opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Twenty Years Later, LASIK Has Its Pros and Cons
In the 20 years since LASIK has been around, doctors in the U.S. have performed more than 19 million of these procedures. There haven't been many high-quality, long-term studies done on the outcomes, but the research that does exist finds the procedure to be safe and effective. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former FDA advisory urges the agency to BAN LASIK eye surgery
LASIK corrective eye surgery has a complication rate of 10-30% and has been linked to suicides including that of Michigan meteorologist Jessica Starr last year. Dr Morris Waxler wants LASIK banned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former FDA Adviser Wants LASIK Eye Surgery Taken Off Market
BOSTON (CBS) — LASIK surgery has been used by an estimated 20 million Americans to improve distance vision, but a former FDA adviser is calling for it to be pulled from the market. Morris Waxler once voted to approve LASIK but, he tells CBS News he made a mistake. After re-examining the documentation, Waxler says he found a complication rate between 10% and 30%, including vision loss, distorted vision and eye pain. He is calling on the FDA to take LASIK off the market, but according to CBS News, the FDA says it has not found any new safety concerns associated with LASIK. Most patients who undergo LASIK report being s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LASIK eye surgery Source Type: news

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says
An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says
LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients says the surgery has ruined their eyesight. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taylor Swift Got Laser Eye Surgery, What To Expect After It Is Done
A video on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon showed Swift after she had LASIK done. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Tucson venture fund invests in new optical tech from LASIK inventor
Tucson-based UA Venture Capital Fund has invested in a new optical technology from the inventor of LASIK eye surgery. The fund is dedicated to investing in discoveries from University of Arizona faculty and students. Dr. Gholam Peyman, who invented LASIK, is a professor of clinical ophthalmology and basic medical sciences at the UA Medical School in Phoenix. His iCrx Inc. discovery is a hand-held device that use s laser technology to accurately determine a patient’s eyewear prescription within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lindsay Walker Source Type: news

Tucson venture fund invests in new optical tech from LASIK inventor
Tucson-based UA Venture Capital Fund has invested in a new optical technology from the inventor of LASIK eye surgery. The fund is dedicated to investing in discoveries from University of Arizona faculty and students. Dr. Gholam Peyman, who invented LASIK, is a professor of clinical ophthalmology and basic medical sciences at the UA Medical School in Phoenix. His iCrx Inc. discovery is a hand-held device that use s laser technology to accurately determine a patient’s eyewear prescription within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lindsay Walker Source Type: news

Man Who Led FDA Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake
Title: Man Who Led FDA Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a MistakeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - February 13, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Approving LASIK Was a Mistake
Man Who Led FDA Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake
Years after he left the FDA and met people hurt by the procedure, Morris Waxler says he now sees the risks as too high and wants the FDA to add warnings. The FDA and an industry group respond.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

J & J Vision launches Tecnis Eyhance IOL in EU
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision said today that it launched its Tecnis Eyhance intraocular lens intended to treat cataracts in Europe. The newly launched next-gen IOL, which has already received CE Mark clearance in the European Union, is designed to provide high-quality vision at both immediate and far distances, which the company touted as “an important first for the monofocal IOL category.” The Tecnis Eyhance IOL is designed to provide improved intermediate vision when compared with standard aspheric monofocal IOLs, as well as 20/20 distance vision. J&J Vision said that patient-reported outc...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Lasik eye surgery failure drives TV meteorologist to commit suicide due to intense pain
(Natural News) A popular TV meteorologist and mother of two has tragically taken her own life following LASIK eye surgery gone wrong. Thirty-five-year-old Jessica Starr’s colleagues at Fox 2 Detroit tearfully announced the sad news to viewers last week. Before her death, Starr had spoken out publicly about her trouble recovering from the Lasik SMILE... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The other laser eye surgery patients who were driven to suicide
At least three other people - in addition to Jessica Starr - who underwent laser eye surgery to correct their vision also committed suicide afterwards - and their families blame LASIK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering LASIK Surgery?
Title: Health Tip: Considering LASIK Surgery?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 26, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Johnson and Johnson Vision Launches Next Generation of Personalized LASIK Treatment, iDESIGN Refractive Studio Now Available
Next generation LASIK platform with technology that analyzes the entire eye inside and out for a truly personalized treatment Only available LASIK platform indicated for Wavefront-guided Monovision LASIK in presbyopic myopic patients 25 times more p... Devices, Ophthalmology, FDA, Product Launch Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Vision, iDESIGN Refractive Studio, LASIK (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LASIK: Know the Rewards and the Risks
Around 9.5 million Americans have had LASIK surgery since it was first approved by the FDA in 1999. Around 600,000 LASIK surgeries are done each year, but that’s down from a peak of 1.4 million in 2000. It remains one of the most popular elective surgeries in the country, and its satisfaction rating among patients who’ve had the procedure is remarkably high. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Vision wins FDA nod for iDesign Lasik device
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision said today that the FDA approved its iDesign Refractive Studio for planning Lasik eye procedures. iDesign uses a three-second scan to perform a wavefront analysis of how light travels inside the eye and maps the topography of the cornea to customize Lasik treatments for myopia, hyperopia, mixed astigmatism and presbyopic myopia, Santa Ana, Calif.-based J&J Vision said. “As a practicing ophthalmologist for more than 25 years, I know firsthand the importance of taking precise measurements and tailoring Lasik procedures for each patient,” medical & clinical affa...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Eyes and Eyesight LASIK (Eye Surgery) Surgery and Surgeons Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Lasik ’ s Risks Are Coming Into Sharper Focus
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Eyes and Eyesight LASIK (Eye Surgery) Surgery and Surgeons Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Tanzania:Laser Eye Surgery Introduced in Dar es Salaam
[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based hospital 'The International Eye Hospital' has introduced a laser eye surgery (LASIK) service, which enables patients to regain sight without using glasses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

KC eye doc: New LASIK procedure could grow patient base
Dr. John Doane said a growing number of patients are coming to his office for a new surgical alternative to LASIK. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nearsighted patients, small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) makes a tiny incision in the outer cornea, for a shorter recovery time and fewer dry-eye side effects. Doane participated in a clinical trial starting in 2013 and expects it will be approved to treat astigmatism in mid-2018. An opthalmologist at Discover… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

KC eye doc: New LASIK procedure could grow patient base
Dr. John Doane said a growing number of patients are coming to his office for a new surgical alternative to LASIK. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nearsighted patients, small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) makes a tiny incision in the outer cornea, for a shorter recovery time and fewer dry-eye side effects. Doane participated in a clinical trial starting in 2013 and expects it will be approved to treat astigmatism in mid-2018. An opthalmologist at Discover… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Pearls from: Aaron Waite, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits of LASIK versus contacts (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - June 27, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Pulaski County’s Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016
Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004. Last year, 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015. Arkansas Business has been keeping statistics on high-end sales since 2004, when 29 million-dollar homes were sold. Sales hit a low of 13 in 2012. This year, strong sales should continue, Jon Underhill predicted in an email to Arkansas Business last week. Underhill sells upscale home through his agency, Jon Underhill Real Estate of Little Rock. “The economy and the stock market are both doing well, and that bodes well for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ASCRS 2017: Refining Cataract and Refractive Surgery ASCRS 2017: Refining Cataract and Refractive Surgery
From illuminating risk factors for post-LASIK failure to the promising SMILE procedure, it was a meeting of status quo challenging data.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

UR Medicine ’s Flaum Eye Institute First in Region to Offer Procedure for Near Vision Loss
Flaum Eye Institute ’s Scott MacRae, M.D., an international leader in LASIK vision correction, is the first in the Finger Lakes region to provide the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, which treats presbyopia. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data analysis finds lower risk of infection with LASIK than with contacts over time
A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens wearers was higher than for those who had LASIK to correct their vision. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Data analysis finds lower risk of infection with LASIK than with contacts over time
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens wearers was higher than for those who had LASIK to correct their vision. An article on the findings was published in the Journal of Cataract& Refractive Surgery, a high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Better tool to help assess LASIK Patients
By: Malvina Eydelman, MD LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is an alternative for patients who need glasses or contacts to see well. Some 600,000 to 800,000 patients undergo LASIK in the U.S. each year, and a very high number of those patients are satisfied with their surgical outcomes. However, some patients develop unwanted visual symptoms following surgery, symptoms that can have a significant impact on their daily lives. Patients who see starbursts, glare, ghosting, or halos—or those who experience severe dry eye—may have their daily lives change in negative ways. While there are risk...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog FDA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?
LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

FDA Voice blog: Better Tool to Help Assess LASIK Patients
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is an alternative for patients who need glasses or contacts to see well. Some 600,000 to 800,000 patients undergo LASIK in the U.S. each year, and a very high number of those patients are satisf... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - December 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
Title: 'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - December 5, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish could play guitar,” and “What if […]Related:White, rural drug users lack needle exchange programs to prevent HIV infectionsZika surfaces in Texas, likely to be first local transmissionMany LASIK patients may wind up with glare, halos or other visual symptoms, stu...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Lasik patients report 'halo' effect up to a year later
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterward. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Laser Eye Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 -- Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterwards. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances -- like seeing halos around lights -- up to six months after the procedure, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

White, rural drug users lack needle exchange programs to prevent HIV infections
Needle-sharing by opiate addicts is placing rural white communities at much greater risk of new HIV infections than ever before, and the United States doesn’t have enough syringe programs in place to address the problem, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Although needle exchange programs have been politically controversial for decades, studies have demonstrated their public health […]Related:Zika surfaces in Texas, likely to be first local transmissionMany LASIK patients may wind up with glare, halos or other visual symptoms, study suggestsNormal head size at birth doesn’t ru...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news