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New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...ng developed on a daily basis. One of these latest laser techniques is helpful in the treatment of those suffering from a degenerative eye condition. This degenerative condition cause blood vessels to grow underneath the retina and leak fluid, causing scarring and loss of vision. Eye specialists have come...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...ery. New technologies such as electrothermal and laser probes have expanded the ability of arthroscopy to remove bone chips and repair tissue damage in the ankle. Sparing patients from surgical injury and lengthy recovery and rehabilitation time not only saves patients from pain and inconvenience, it als...

New scalpel probes into cancer

... US researchers. The bottle-top sized microcavity laser developed by the US department of Energy will enab...lls into the lasing process, rather than shining a laser light upon the cell. A vertical microlaser beam enters individual cells as they are pushed by a m...

Acupuncture provides relief

...ek period of either acupuncture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy procedure to control for acup... related commentary in the journal points out that laser acupuncture was a good choice of control when the trial was designed because the patient undergoing ...

Resurface your skin

...go? It sounds scary but in fact it just involves a laser treating the cells beneath the surface skin. No sk...age spots and lines. As the targetted cells absorb laser light they are broken apart and absorbed by the body. This promotes production of new collagen - the...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...s. The device is intended to be an alternative for laser operations that correct nearsightedness by reshapi...ffers an effective and safe alternative to corneal laser correction. The implanted lens will be more expensive than laser eye surgery....

Laser to help in root canal treatment

...nte, in California clearance to vend its Waterlase laser therapy for root canal procedures on hard and soft...issue.//The approval is the first by the FDA for a laser root canal and covers all enamel, dentin and pulpal removal as well as shaping of the root canal. Th...

FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness

...sparent coat on the surface of the eyeball. Unlike laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), in which the surface of the eye is reshaped using a laser, conductive keratoplasty does not require cutting or tissue removal. The treatment may become the preferred method of correcting farsightedness in older patie...

Breakthrough in eye treatment

... only alternative to glasses and contact lens, was laser surgery. Researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, ...invasive procedure for far-sightedness. And unlike laser treatments, there’s no need to cut into the eye. Instead, CK uses radio frequency energy. A probe, ...

Better skin with lasers

...dermatologist at New York University, non-ablative laser treatment can readily achieve a smoother, firmer a... These lasers score over surgical and conventional laser techniques because they take minimal time and leave no visible wounds on the skin. They emit a beam ...

Laser technique assists beard problem

...cure for the problem. They had 40 men with PFB try laser hair removal on one part of the skin and compared ...han on the untreated control area. This means that laser hair removal might be a better and more complete treatment for PFB than existing options such as top...

Laser dental treatment

Pain free laser treatment could soon be available for patients nee...d mean an end to the dreaded drill. Scientists say laser treatment// will destroy the diseased nerve tissue without damaging the healthy nerve. They added ...

Early therapy aids eyesight

...nd half of the group was treated with medicine and laser to reduce the amount of internal pressure in the eye. The rest of the group was left untreated. Patients who later showed signs of developing the disease were offered treatment. Six years into the study, doctors found the disease progressed more slo...

Laser may stop macular degeneration

... at 24 medical centers hope to arbitrate whether a laser can stop the development of macular degeneration b...niversity of Pittsburgh, are studying the use of a laser called the infrared OcuLight laser to target drusen. The hope is that the laser will lead to resorpt...

Treating acne with laser

...ng their life, there is still no cure. Now several laser and light-based technologies// to improve mild to ..., New York, discussed how dermatologists are using laser technology to treat acne by altering the biological mechanisms responsible for this common condition...

Progression of Glaucoma could be controlled with early detection

...lf of the patients were treated with medicines and laser to lower eye pressure and the other half of the patients were not treated. Both the groups were checked by doctors every three months. The researchers, at the end of six years, found that 53 percent of the patients had progression of their glaucoma....

Macular Degeneration treatment with Laser

... has no proven treatment until now. However, a new laser could offer hope to those suffering from the disease. This laser treatment, which takes just 15 minutes, involves gently heating the retinal pigment// epithelium, th...

Plastic surgery popular with men also!

...earance, as women. They found that liposuction and laser hair removal are among the popular procedures preferred by men. More than two thousand men were surveyed, and when questioned about what they would like to change about their appearance, 45% of men wanted to change their body contour, 25% - signs// ...

Lasers for Acne

...ts. A new study highlights the use of a pulsed-dye laser for acne sufferers. //This is important because th...ay, at three months, the acne scale scores for the laser patients dropped in half. The patients in the control group saw no change. Doctors say it is import...

New Liver Tumor Treatment

...uce the tumor to a size where we could perform the laser treatment," says Thomas J. Vogl, M.D., chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at University Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Doctors tried a procedure called transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), which involves cutting...

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