Navigation Links
LASIK a Viable Option for U.S. Naval Aviators
Date:7/16/2014

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014

A recent study has found that femtosecond-assisted wavefront-guided LASIK, a bladeless form of the popular eye correction surgery, results in fast and effective outcomes for Naval aviators. Previously, LASIK had not been approved as a procedure for Naval aviators, who instead had to undergo photorefractive keratectomy (also known as "PRK" or "surface ablation") for their refractive correction needs.

“Femtosecond LASIK, also known as ‘blade-free LASIK,’ is now available for aviators and other military personnel, and this may be a good option for some service men and women,” said San Diego ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care. “Clear vision is especially important for pilots and other military professionals.”

During femtosecond LASIK, a flap is created in the cornea using the femtosecond laser, and an excimer laser then reshapes the underlying corneal bed, with treatment customized to the patient’s unique prescription. LASIK usually provides faster results than other types of laser-based vision correction surgery, but it can have additional long-term risks.

In the study, 330 Naval aviators with various eye conditions underwent femtosecond LASIK eye surgery. Researchers found that patients who had previously suffered from nearsightedness and astigmatism achieved visual stability within two weeks of the procedure, and those who were farsighted achieved stability within four weeks.

“As this study shows, results from femtosecond LASIK are usually quick, and even patients with visually-intensive jobs are usually able to return to their jobs in just a few weeks,” said Dr. Tracy. “However, many surgeons still consider PRK to be safer than LASIK, because it does not involve creating a flap in the cornea.”

LASIK and PRK work well for patients who suffer from certain degrees of myopia or hyperopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness and farsightedness, or astigmatism. Often, patients will go from not being able to see the large E on an eye chart to clearer, sharper vision just after the procedure. The majority of patients undergoing LASIK or PRK will achieve somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without the need for contact lenses or glasses.

Dr. Michael Tracy is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Tracy served as a medical director at TLC Laser Eye Centers. Dr. Tracy specializes in LASIK and PRK surgery at his private practice at Carlsbad Eye Care.

To contact Carlsbad Eye Care, please visit http://carlsbad-eye-care.com/ or call (760) 603-9910.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12020233.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. How a leftover Thanksgiving dinner gave us LASIK surgery
2. Atlanta LASIK Surgery Center Acquires Latest in Laser Technology
3. Dr. Oz Show Discusses Long-term Side Effects of LASIK
4. Utah LASIK Patients Receive Great Discount and Great Vision with Latest Technology
5. North Shore Eye Care Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary with a LASIK Paradise Giveaway
6. Dubai LASIK Surgery Practice Experiences Increase in Clients as a Result of Medical Tourism
7. Atlanta LASIK Surgery Practice Releases New Televised Testimonials
8. King LASIK Voted “Best Laser Eye Surgery Center” in Vancouver
9. iFS Laser Technology at North Shore Eye Care Helping to Set New Standard in LASIK Safety
10. Indianapolis Colts Renew 20/20 Institute as Official LASIK Provider
11. Atlanta LASIK Surgeon Offers New LASIK Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by ... to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from ... the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June ... , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to ... is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her ... would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he ... he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway ... call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting ... restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Story Highlights: , ... health care industry is causing providers to review operating ... offers a suite of solutions for health care providers ... optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and physician ... and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: