September 01, 2004

Researchers Conclude Nidek MK-2000 is Better than Hansatome and ACS Microkeratomes

Comparison of corneal flap thickness between primary and fellow eyes using three microkeratomes Journal of Refractive Surgery Volume 20, Issue 5, September 2004, Pages 417-421 Shemesh, G., Leibovitch, I. , Lipshitz, I. Ophthalmic Health Center Department of Ophthalmology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv Abstract PURPOSE:  To compare corneal flap thickness created in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in primary (right) and fellow (left) eyes (same blade for both eyes) using three microkeratomes. METHODS:  The corneal thickness of 132 eyes (66...
Read more...
Posted by Admin at 06:34 PM

Researchers Conclude ACS is Worse than Hansatome and MK-2000 Microkeratomes

Intraoperative microkeratome complications in 47,094 laser in situ keratomileusis surgeries Journal of Refractive Surgery Volume 20, Issue 5 SUPPL., September 2004, S723-S726 Nakano, K., Nakano, E, Oliveira, M, Portellinha, W., Alvarenga, L. Abstract PURPOSE: We evaluated the incidence and intraoperative microkeratome-related complications in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS: We present non-randomized, retrospective, comparative, interventional case series. We reviewed the records of patients who underwent LASIK from August 2000 to March 2004 at Excimer Laser Santa Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil...
Read more...
Posted by Admin at 06:24 PM

Dr. Steve Arshinoff Condemns Irresponsible Advertising

LASIK advertising - We should not sell procedures Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Volume 30, Issue 9 , September 2004, Pages 1823-1824 I read the editorial on advertising in ophthalmology[1] with great interest and wholehearted agreement. The seemingly progressive tendency to irresponsible advertising, particularly of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), is becoming an embarrassment to all of us who wish to practice ethical medicine and do no harm to our patients. There are no national boundaries to modern Internet...
Read more...
Posted by Admin at 12:52 PM