New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye
r techniques are being developed on a daily basis. One of these latest lase
r 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 up with a new therapy called the Photodynamic Therap...
Prostate Cancer Can Be Treated By Application Of LASER Technology
A revolutionary technology for prostate cancer is being used in a leading private hospital in New Delhi. They are treating prostate problems by using new lase
r technology. This will pave way for further 'bloodless' surgeries. // Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Wednesday said that with its new KTP lase
r, surgery would become a bloodless procedure and patients could go home within 24 hours. Earlier,...
Laser to help in root canal treatment
The Food and Drug Administration has avowed Biolase
Technology of San Clemente, in California clearance to vend its Waterlase lase
r therapy for root canal procedures on hard and soft tissue.//The approval is the first by the FDA for a lase
r root canal and covers all enamel, dentin and pulpal removal as well as shaping of the root canal. The Waterlase
is not a direct lase
r, the but altern...
Better skin with lasers
Researchers at the University, new techniques with lase
rs help remove lines and wrinkled from age and sun damaged skin. Exposure to sun when you're younger can take its toll in later years in terms of wrinkles,// lines and age spots on the skin. But, says Dr Arielle Kauvar, a dermatologist at New York University, non-ablative lase
r treatment can readily achieve a smoother, firmer appearan...
Laser technique assists beard problem
New research and technology has been inventing new techiques. Lase
r hair removal is a useful remedy for ingrowing hairs that develop after shaving. Many men suffer from irritating 'razor bumps' after they shave.// The medical name is pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) and it occurs when the relatively sharp end of a shaved hair grows back into the skin, forming bumps on the face and neck. So...
Laser dental treatment
Pain free lase
r treatment could soon be available for patients needing root canal work. American scientists say this could mean an end to the dreaded drill. Scientists say lase
r treatment// will destroy the diseased nerve tissue without damaging the healthy nerve. They added that the lase
r treatment also caused less damage to the rest of the teeth. Researchers said vibrations caused b...
Laser may stop macular degeneration
All around the United States, researchers at 24 medical centers hope to arbitrate whether a lase
r can stop the development of macular degeneration before it progresses. There are two forms of macular degeneration, wet and dry. //The dry form makes upto75 percent of all cases and is characterized by the formation of yellowish deposits within the layers of the retina known as drusen. People...
Treating acne with laser
While it is estimated that more than 75 per cent of the world’s population is affected by acne at some point during their life, there is still no cure. Now several lase
r and light-based technologies// to improve mild to moderate acne in a few treatment sesions, and with no known systemic side effects. Speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Derm Update 2002, dermatologist Ari...
Macular Degeneration treatment with Laser
Macular Degeneration is a blinding condition, which currently affects 30 per cent of people over the age of 75. Most people affected with this disease suffer from the dry form that has no proven treatment until now. However, a new lase
r could offer hope to those suffering from the disease. This lase
r treatment, which takes just 15 minutes, involves gently heating the retinal pigment// epi...
Lasers for Acne
Doctors may have a new tool to help acne patients. A new study highlights the use of a pulsed-dye lase
r for acne sufferers. //This is important because this skin disease can lead to social isolation, difficulty with getting a job and sometimes even suicide. Doctors from London recruited 41 adults with mild to moderate facial acne. Thirty-one of the patients received one treatment of th...
Laser Surgery for Allergy
Allergy is a common affliction across the world especially when the pollen count is high in the atmosphere. //In the USA it affects more than 50 million people every year. In almost 38 million people, congestion and post nasal drip lead to more serious problems like chronic sinus infections. Newer treatments are now availble to combat such an allergy problem Rajiv Pandit, M.D. a ENT a...
Laser Therapy Found To Help People Quit Smoking
New research shows Low Level Lase
r Therapy could help people quit smoking. Lase
r therapy also does not require nicotine or drug replacement. The therapy delivers lase
r beams to acupuncture points // on the body and ear to eliminate the craving for nicotine. It is a noninvasive method , has no side effects and smokers need only three to five treatment sessions that last about 30 minutes....
Discovery of World’s smallest laser
At the University of California, chemists have taken snapshots of the world’s smallest lase
r in action. Peidong Yang, assistant professor of chemistry at the UC Berkeley, reported the creation of an ultraviolet nanowire nonolase
r shorter than the width of a human hair an done-hundredth the width.// These ultraviolet nanolase
rs have generated great excitement in the opto-electronics comm...
New laser technology heals acne scars
There’s good news for adults with acne and resultant facial scarring. A new study in the current issue of Dermatologic Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery//, reports that patients treated with less invasive - or non-ablative - lase
rs showed significant improvement of mild to severe acne scars with fewer side effects common with ablative procedures...
Zap the butt (cigarette) with Laser Therapy
Bad habits die hard. Smoking is no exception. To all those who wish kick the habit and make 2006 a milestone year, here is some mind-blowing news. Smokers // world over are swearing by Lase
r therapy that helps in zapping the habit. Cold lase
r therapy, likened to a modern form of acupuncture has recorded higher success rates almost four to five times than that of most other smoking cessa...
Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation
John Laird, MD working as interventional cardiologist at the Washington Hospital Center studied the use of lase
r technique (ultraviolet energy) to restore blood flow in blocked arteries. // These blocked arteries are a big problem with people suffering from advanced diabetes as it leads to devastating complications such as amputation. People with diabetes and especially th...
Burning Fat, the Laser Way
According to the research conducted by the Professor Rox Anderson who is a dermatologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital it is said that fat can be burnt using lase
r//. Scientists in the US are developing this latest technique in which the body fat can be burnt down without affecting the underlying skin. They say that this can be further used to treat cellulite, acne and heart dis...
Eye Laser Surgery Convention in Chennai
An intraocular implant and lase
r refractive surgery convention got underway today in Chennai, during which Lase
r surgeries //will be telecast live from a private eye hospital. Over 1000 ophthalmologists worldwide are taking part in the conference. The surgeries to be telecast live from Dr Agarwal's Eye Hospital would include Keratoplasty and Zyoptix lase
r treatment to dispense with th...
Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses were assumed to be safer to use than lase
r surgery to correct vision impairment over the past years. However this view //is being contested by a physician William Mathers, M.D from Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute, Oregon who has been comparing data from many recent studies who feels the results substantiate that this belief could be false. Dr Mathers,...
People with early AMD not benefited by Laser Treatment
It was earlier thought that low-intensity lase
r treatment was potentially beneficial in slowing and preventing the loss of vision// from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A recent study, the Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT) supported by grants from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that...
Study Compares LASIK and LASEK Eye Surgery
A study comparing the safety, effectiveness and reliability of LASIK and LASE
K has found no clinically significant differences between the two types of lase
r eye// surgery. The study, led by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher, is published in the December 2006 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. "Although there have been many studies of the safety a...
Lasik or Lasek Surgery – Which One is Better
A new study has shown that vision correction patients will be benefited equally with Lasik surgery as well as Lase
k surgery. Both types of surgeries are equally safe and// beneficial. Both surgeries employ lase
rs to cut flaps in the cornea and rectify the shape. Lase
r-assisted subepithelial keratectomy) involves cutting only the external surface of the cornea. This helps in doi...
U.S. Navy Offers Intralase No-Blade Lasik for Servicemen
The U.S. Navy recently began to pay Lasik surgery costs for serviceman who use no-blade Lasik eye surgeons. Dr. Dello Russo, one of the pioneers who introduced// this method, celebrates the endorsement and explains the Navy's choice. Dello Russo comments on the most recent endorsement of the no-blade (Intralase
) Lasik he introduced over five years ago to make Lasik surgery safer and m...
Laser Driven Stem Cell Surgery in Spain
A team of surgeons and haematologists at a hospital here have succeeded in implanting stem cells with lase
rs in the hearts of two patients, Spanish news agency EFE said . Juan Duarte, head of the cardiac surgery unit at La Princesa University Hospital, said the stem cells were extracted from the bone marrow of the patients at the time of surgery, a procedure that took no longer than...
Cynosure Introduces Higher Power Smartlipo(TM) LaserBodySculpting Workstation
WESTFORD, Mass., Cynosure, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of light-based aesthetic treatment systems, today announced the launch of a new, higher power Smartlipo Lase
rBodySculpting (SM) Workstation. The new 10-watt workstation is intended for high-volume aesthetic lase
r practices, allowing a physician to complete a typical lase
r-assisted liposuction procedure...
Laser-based System for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Skin Cancers on the Anvil
Duke University chemists have demonstrated a lase
r-based system that can capture three-dimensional images of the chemical and structural changes taking place beneath the surface of human skin. They say that their work is the first step towards non-surgical screening for malignant skin cancers. "The standard way physicians do a diagnosis now is to cut out a mole and l...
Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers
A nanocomposite particle can be constructed so that it has a mix of properties that would not otherwise happen in nature. By combining an organic matrix with metallic clusters that can absorb light, it is possible to incorporate such particles into cells and then destroy those targeted cells with a lase
r. For regarding the creation and characterization of a dendrimer nanocomposite (DNC)...
New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders
Emory Crawford Long Hospital is the only site in the Southeast to use a new type of lase
r to treat certain voice disorders that in the past might have required surgery. Called the pulsed potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) lase
r, the device uses energy and heat to shut down and starve blood vessels on the voice box (larynx), or vocal cords, rather than removing them surgically. That'...
Now Kidney Stones can Be Healed With Low-cost Laser Technology
Diagnosed with kidney stones, Indrajit Roy wanted to get the best cure at an affordable cost. When a hospital in Kolkata promised to remove the stone in a bloodless lase
r-aided operation at less than half the fee quoted by other hospitals, his prayers were answered. Roy, 32, of Bally in Howrah was taken to the city's Anandalok Charitable Hospital, in Salt Lake, where doctors found a 5...
Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure
A 11-year-old boy has hair growing all over his face and body, a rare medical anomaly. And doctors say that lase
r treatment or plastic surgery is the only way out . Prithviraj Patil, son of a well-to-do farmer in Sangalwadi near Sangli, suffers from a rare medical anomaly though he is otherwise like any normal child. Prithiviraj has no problem with his hair that is u...
Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria
According to research published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA),high-tech dental lase
rs used mainly to prepare cavities for restoration now can help eliminate bacteria in root canals. The study, conducted by researchers in Austria, credits the development of miniaturized, flexible fiber tips for allowing the lase
r to be used in endodontic (ro...
Dental Lasers can Help Eliminate Bacteria in Root Canals
Researchers have found an additional use for the high-tech dental lase
rs used mainly to prepare cavities for restoration. According to a new study conducted by researchers in Austria, these advanced dental lase
rs can now help eliminate bacteria in root canals. The study credits the progress of miniaturized, flexible fiber tips for allowing the lase
r to be used in endo...