Study Finds Faster Recovery With FLACS In Vitrectomized Eyes Study Finds Faster Recovery With FLACS In Vitrectomized Eyes
Dr Garg discusses a paper from Cai and colleagues comparing femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) to conventional surgery for complex cataracts in eyes with prior vitrectomy.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Operator of LasikPlus Vision-Correction Clinics Lured Customers with Deceptive Advertising, FTC Alleges
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the leading chain of laser vision-correction procedures in the U.S., alleging it lured customers with bait-and-switch advertising that tricked them into believing they could pay less than $300 for LASIK surgery, while actually charging many…#lcavisioninc #ftc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser Pioneer Reflects on the Future of Robots in Dermatology Laser Pioneer Reflects on the Future of Robots in Dermatology
A Mohs surgery robot with image-guided laser ablation would ' launch a sea change in the whole field of surgical oncology, ' says Dr R. Rox Anderson.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 24, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Laser beam brain surgery to treat epilepsy
A world-leading, fibre optic laser therapy for people suffering with epilepsy who have not responded well to other forms of treatment will be rolled out on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Win Eye Surgery Scope of Practice Battle Ophthalmologists Win Eye Surgery Scope of Practice Battle
California governor Gavin Newsome recently vetoed legislation -- opposed by ophthalmologists -- that would have allowed optometrists to perform laser and scalpel eye surgeries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Monteris Medical, maker of tumor-destroying lasers, raises $13.7M
Minnetonka-based brain surgery company Monteris Medical Inc. raised $13.7 million in a recent funding round, according to a securities filing. The company, which makes laser technology to destroy tumors, secured the financing in exchange for equity, the filings says. There were three investors, with the first date of sale Sept. 2. Monteris did not respond to requests for comment. The company ’s central business is its NeuroBlate System, which is a neurosurgical tool that uses lasers to remove… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 16, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Anderson Source Type: news

Effect of photobiomodulation on pain control after clinical crown lengthening surgery
Conclusion: Photobiomodulation relieved pain after clinical crown lengthening surgeries.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Consumer Health:  Choosing and caring for contact lenses
Contact Lens Health Week will be observed Aug. 22 –26, which makes this a good time to learn more about contact lenses and whether they might be right for you. More than 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contact lenses are an option for many people, including those tired of wearing glasses and not interested in laser refractive surgery, such as LASIK. Several types of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 22, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Are Port-Wine Stains Treated?
Discussion Port-wine stains (PWS) or birthmarks are capillary and post-capillary venule malformations which are usually congenital but can be acquired. In newborns they occur in 0.3-0.5% of births. They are pink to dark-red to purple in color, usually flat and solid across the tissue. They are persistent lesions and can develop to have hypertrophy and nodular characteristics. They can occur in any location but tend to involve the head and neck. Isolated PWS are associated with GNAQ, GNA11 and PiK3CA hot spot genetic mutations. PWS are also associated with some syndromes such as Sturge-Weber, Klippel-Trenaunay, other phakom...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 18, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Glass eye drops could replace reading glasses - now FDA approved
THE EYES are a complex part of the body, providing the necessary service of allowing people to see. For those who cannot see as well, or would like to improve their eyesight, there are normally three options: spectacles, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons may soon be soldering your wounds! Researchers develop injury-healing innovation
Just as plumbers use solder to join metal pipes, scientists can now employ a similar technique called laser tissue soldering to repair wounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Germany's Biolitec Pilots Laser Technology for Surgery in Uganda
[Nile Post] Biolitec, one of the leading medical technology companies in the world has piloted the technology of laser surgeries in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Expert Alert: Laser therapy brings the heat to minimally invasive epilepsy treatment  
ROCHESTER, Minn. — For roughly one-third of people with epilepsy, medication does not control their seizures. Depending on where seizures originate in the brain, laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) may be a minimally invasive surgery option. As the name suggests, lasers are used to increase the temperature o f the tissue to disable a small portion of brain tissue. Real-time MRI monitoring helps the surgeon and radiology team pinpoint the treatment while protecting other important areas of the brain. … (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 29, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: news

The sky isn ’t the limit for NSAIDs analgesia
Using the one-dose/one-size approach is detrimental to patient health. As an ED clinician, I take enormous pride in taking care of patients presenting to my ED in pain. I take even bigger pride in the progress that Emergency Medicine has made over the past 15 years to perfect pain management. Armed with a solid knowledge base, great evidential support, and a broad array of analgesics, ED doctors across the country are providing effective and safe relief of pain. However, from time to time I am still reminded that so-called “traditional” teaching is pushing for the “one-dose,” “one-size” fits all approach (0.1 m...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

The sky isn ’t the limit for NSAIDs analgesia
Using the one-dose/one-size approach is detrimental to patient health. As an ED clinician, I take enormous pride in taking care of patients presenting to my ED in pain. I take even bigger pride in the progress that Emergency Medicine has made over the past 15 years to perfect pain management. Armed with a solid knowledge base, great evidential support, and a broad array of analgesics, ED doctors across the country are providing effective and safe relief of pain. However, from time to time I am still reminded that so-called “traditional” teaching is pushing for the “one-dose,” “one-size” fits all approach (0.1 m...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news