September 27, 2003

Prominent Ophthalmologist Arrested on Drug Charges

By J.M. KALIL REVIEW-JOURNAL A prominent ophthalmologist who has performed hundreds of LASIK eye surgeries on Las Vegans has been charged with felony cocaine possession. Dr. Kurt Buzard, owner of the 30,000-square-foot Buzard Eye Institute on West Sahara Avenue, was arrested last week and released from jail on his own recognizance. His arrest came about three weeks after police pulled over Buzard's Mercedes convertible and found more than 2 grams of cocaine in a candy tin inside, according to court...
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September 13, 2003

Techniques for Dismantling a Jammed Microkeratome During Surgery

Failed Microkeratome Reversal of Forward Pass The only unusual aspect of this procedure was that the machine jammed. By Robert E. Tibolt, MD A frustrating aspect surgeons will inevitably encounter is a mechanical malfunction. In both cataract and refractive surgery, we are dependent on the tools we use to improve our patients' visual acuity. When something goes wrong, we must be prepared mentally for a quick and accurate response to assure a successful outcome for our patients. I hope...
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September 07, 2003

Dr. Jay Pepose Seeks Salesperson to Pose as "Patient Counselor"

US-MO-St. Louis-Patient Counselor (Sales) :. Status: Full Time, Employee     Shift: First Shift (Day), Second Shift (Afternoon) Job Location: 63017 Patient Counselor (Sales) PEPOSE VISION INSTITUTE A progressive ophthalmology practice is seeking a dynamic salesperson to counsel patients for LASIK surgery. Qualified candidates will have experience in health care, and possess the ability to educate patients about their vision correction alternatives. Experience in health care sales is preferred. A Patient Counselor for the Practice is a primary source of...
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September 03, 2003

Dr. Davidorf Promotes Lasik as Therapy for Children

LASIK for Kids: An Option Whose Time May Be Near Connecticut Post Your child may be a good athlete, but you still worry about an injury from those pesky glasses. Or maybe you fret about your middle schooler, longing desperately to fit in but feeling terribly uncool in high-prescription lenses. What's a parent to do? Someday, LASIK surgery might be the answer. After all, more than 1 million American adults a year now have this surgery to reduce their dependence...
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September 01, 2003

Surgeons Describes "Irrational Enthusiam for Lasik"

Lee Shahinian, Jr, MD, a corneal surgeon in private practice in Mountainview, California, states that, despite LASIK’s generally excellent results, complications have been reported in approximately 4% of cases,1 and almost all of these problems are related to the microkeratome and stromal flap. “With the severing of corneal nerve trunks and the cutting of 200 million stromal collagen fibrils, LASIK has profound and lasting effects on the corneal anatomy and physiology,” he says. Dr. Shahinian says that LASEK is challenging...
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