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Publication Exclusive: Significant advantages abound for young patients who have laser vision correction

September 1, 2015

Greg has touched on the four most significant advantages of having laser vision correction — quality of life, better vision, cost savings and safety — while also discussing that a full 90% of the population has reached ocular maturity by age 18 years and is ready for refractive surgery.

He also mentions the very high prevalence of laser vision correction in the four branches of the armed services and previews our article in an upcoming issue of Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery about refractive surgery in refractive surgeons, in which we show ... well, you will have to wait for that one.

Football leagues team up to evaluate King-Devick Test on sidelines

September 1, 2015
The National Football League and the Canadian Football League have partnered to investigate additional concussion testing tools, according to a press release issued by…
In the Journals

PubMed reflects linear increase in ophthalmology publications

September 1, 2015
The number of ophthalmology articles published and recorded in PubMed from 1998 to 2012 significantly increased in linear progression for both adult and pediatric…
In the Journals

Corneal changes seen with contact lens wear after cataract surgery in Infant Aphakia Treatment Study

August 31, 2015
The use of extended-wear contact lenses after cataract extraction in infants may lead to increased endothelial cell density, coefficient of variation of cell area and…

Millennials concerned with eye wear choice, risks related to culture

August 31, 2015
A survey conducted by Wakefield for Transitions Optical Inc., focused on the preferences of eye wear consumers and their expectations of eye care professionals…
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PCON August 2015

Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by…
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Agustin Gonzalez

BLOG: Stay professional on social media

August 27, 2015
Agustin Gonzalez, OD, says that you only have one chance to make a first impression – even on social media.He…
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YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
A 56-year-old certified ophthalmic technician presented for a comprehensive eye examination. He was complaining of…
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