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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery

Huffington Post recently published the article “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery” on the 11th of June 2014.

Extract from Article:

If you’ve just about had it with the glasses and contact lenses, perhaps you’re considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision. But what does the procedure really entail? What are the risks? And will you have guaranteed perfect vision afterward?

We asked Dr. Sonia Yoo, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System, and Dr. James Salz, M.D., a Los-Angeles based refractive and cataract surgeon and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to answer the questions we’ve always wondered about getting corrective vision surgery — specifically, LASIK, which is undergone by about 700,000 Americans a year.

 

 

New Agents for Treating Dry Eye Syndrome

Authors: Simon E. Skalicky, Con Petsoglou, Avinash Gurbaxani, Clare L. Fraser, Peter McCluskey

Published article – abstract

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is characterized by an inadequate volume and/or quality of tears resulting in chronic ocular surface irritation and inflammation. Affecting up to 30 % of adults, DES has a considerable impact on visual function and quality of life. DES may complicate allergic ocular disease and allergy medication may exacerbate DES. The pathophysiology of DES involves osmotic, mechanical and inflammatory insults to the tear film, epithelium and subepithelial nerve plexus. Various immune-related molecular targets have been the focus of research aimed at developing new therapeutic agents for treating DES. This article provides an overview of established, new and future agents for treating DES.

LINK: New Agents for Treating Dry Eye Sydnrome