Navigation Links
LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

Even after a decade of its institution, Lasik, the eye surgery that corrects vision be means of Laser, remains out of reach of common man. // An average procedure costs somewhere between $3,000 to $5,000 and not many people can afford it.

Moreover, there are still question marks over the efficacy of the treatment as well as its rage of safety. It is estimated that over 18 percent of the people require a second Lasik treatment sometime after they have undergone their first procedure. Chicago refractive surgeon Dr. Colman Kraff is of the opinion that many clinics are into aggressive advertising to lure potential patients, "A lot of it is trying to market to the patient to scare them a little bit into having one procedure over another," he said. His comments find favor with Dave Harmon, president of Market Scope, a company that monitors the industry. He said than an average patient who chooses to undergo the procedure is roughly aged 39 and has an annual income of $88,000. "Their education level is significantly higher than average," Harmon said. "Very few people in their 20s have it done. Very few people in their 50s have it done."

The Food and Drug Administration's approval to the new "blade-free" wavefront-guided Lasik means that more and more people, who are tired of remembering where they kept their glasses are opting for this procedure. However, there are certain complications including the risk of developing an infection and eyesight that is worse than before if any instrument happens to scratch the cornea. "You hire an experienced surgeon and he'll use the device that gives him or her the best results," said Dr. Robert Maloney, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA. He advises that patients should confirm that the doctor is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has performed at least a 1,000 procedures. "I'd be cautious about going to places that advertise a lot. It's very expensive to advertise and they may have to d o a lot of surgery to pay for it and push the limits on candidacy," he concluded.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Study Compares LASIK and LASEK Eye Surgery
2. Technology Making LASIK Safer for Those Who Have Had Previous Eye Surgery
3. PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective
4. New Gene Identification Help Asthma Treatments
5. Comparing Psoriasis Treatments
6. Effectiveness Of Infertility Treatments Questioned
7. Cancer Treatments Fall Short Of Targets
8. Asian Alternative Treatments For Cancer On The Rise In Europe
9. All Specialty Care Treatments Will Be Offered At Belle Vue.
10. Mobilizing Stem Cells at the Injured Site Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.
11. Personalized Treatments For Obesity Planned
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... Maass Medical Center CEO Mary Ellen, hospital employees, and town officials to celebrate ... , The facility was developed by Rendina as part of its ongoing relationship ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty, MD ... New York City. He is known for his distinguished expertise and experience in the ... Benvenisty holds sub-specialty training in treating renovascular disease and aortic aneurysm . He ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... medical image management and interpretation, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... is a web-based, scalable and secure cloud platform for medical image management. At ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Manju R. Kejriwal, a leading ... orthodontics, with or without a referral. Dr. Kejriwal understands the emotional and financial toll ... braces in Cincinnati, OH. Patients no longer need to feel the esthetic effects of ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... STATEMENT OPPOSING PRESIDENT ... opposed to Donald Trump’s budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness—President's Budget FY ... the poor, marginalizes underserved populations, undermines productivity, and destroys the social safety net ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2017)... , May 23, 2017  Leaf Healthcare, recognized ... medical devices for pressure ulcer prevention, will unveil ... Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute ... The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is ... the hospital environment.  The system seamlessly tracks patient ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... 17, 2017  Bayer announced today that the latest ... presented at the 53 rd Annual Meeting of ... June 2-6 in Chicago . ... prostate, colorectal, liver and thyroid cancers, as well as ... II CHRONOS-1 trial of copanlisib in patients with relapsed ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... May 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... awarded an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract ... Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, ... to administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency ... "The US Marine Corps have been a longtime ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: