Category “Eye health”

Open Event To Be Held In A Bournemouth Hospital

June 10th, 2013
Open Event To Be Held In A Bournemouth Hospital

An open event is being held at the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital next week to promote the use of laser eye treatment. The seminar entitled Life without glasses: Laser in cataract and corneal surgery is being hosted and presented by one of Dorset’s leading ophthalmologists Mr. James Kersey. The focus of the event will cover […]

Are You Nearsighted?

May 23rd, 2013
Are You Nearsighted?

Then there might be help. It seems researchers have invented a new type of contact lens to be worn at night which will apparently help near sighted people see better during the day. The treatment known as Orthokeratology or Ortho-k for short helps to redesign the cornea of near sighted individuals. Myopia is caused by […]

Fears Over Google Glass

May 9th, 2013
Fears Over Google Glass

Google recently launched a new gadget called Google Glass which allows the wearer to take pictures and video while wearing it. Google Glass is basically a pair of spectacles but scientists think prolonged use could cause headaches and possible damage to the wearer’s eyesight. They are advising limited use. Interestingly, Google is also advising people […]

LASIK: Weighing Up The Pros And Cons

April 15th, 2013
LASIK: Weighing Up The Pros And Cons

Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or more simply, LASIK, is a type of laser eye surgery that reshapes the eye to improve vision. Patients who undergo this surgery often no longer need eyeglasses or contacts. With this procedure, a flap is cut open on the cornea. Then, with the use of a laser, the cornea […]

New England Ophthalmologist Now Using New Technique

January 23rd, 2013
New England Ophthalmologist Now Using New Technique

Laser eye surgery has been around for several years now. The normal technology in use by eye surgeons and others is LASIK surgery. However an American ophthalmologist based in New England is offering his patients a different kind of surgery. This is also aimed at patients with cataracts. In fact the practitioner is apparently the […]

Warning About Advertising

December 21st, 2012
Warning About Advertising

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning over misleading adverts promoting laser eye surgery. It seems the FDA feels that promotional material issued relating to LASIK surgery is insufficient in giving consumers information about potential risks. While LASIK surgery is generally safe, it is known not to be suitable for everyone. […]

Spectacles, Contact Lenses And Laser Surgery

October 29th, 2012
Spectacles, Contact Lenses And Laser Surgery

Traditionally, people who needed corrective ‘surgery’ were given a pair of glasses. Later they also had the option of contact lenses to replace spectacles. Now there is a third option – laser eye surgery. However laser eye surgery is being advertised as a panacea for just about all eye conditions. The problem is though that […]

Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

September 26th, 2012
Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

There are lots of adverts these days on the TV promoting laser eye surgery. However not everyone is suitable. What’s more, the adverts (perhaps for obvious reasons) do not emphasise this fact. To start with anyone who has an illness such as diabetes may not be suitable for treatment. The reason is that the disease […]

Are You Suitable For Laser Eye Treatment?

July 6th, 2012
Are You Suitable For Laser Eye Treatment?

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Are you having trouble seeing because of cataract development? If so, then you might want to consider laser eye treatment. However while laser treatment has grown tremendously over the last few years, not everyone is suitable for treatment. As such, it is possibly worthwhile knowing a little about […]

Laser Surgery Offers More Options

June 18th, 2012
Laser Surgery Offers More Options

Advances in laser eye surgery are thought to offer patients greater opportunities to improve eyesight; in particular help for patients with cataracts. Cataracts are generally an age-related problem. Traditionally, removal of cataracts required invasive surgery. Laser surgery on the other hand is quick, painless and more importantly doesn’t require major surgical techniques. With an aging […]

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