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Changing Eye Color

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 05/02/2009 - 09:36

An ophthalmologist in Panama is currently implanting a colored implant in patients to change eye color. The cost is approximately $8000 plus airfare and accommodations. These implants may be of value to patients with albinism (lack of color) but patients who are receiving these for purely cosmetic reasons are cautioned about potential long term side… Read More »

Changes in Corneal Thickness after LASIK and PRK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 05/02/2009 - 09:35

Correcting vision by LASIK or PRK involves removal of corneal tissue. Therefore, the cornea is thinner after the procedure than before. Investigators in Denmark wanted to study what happens to the cornea in the months after refractive surgery. They followed patients for 36 months after LASIK or PRK and found a thickening in both the… Read More »

Preexisting Psychiatric and Personality Disorders Can be a Major Source of Dissatisfaction After LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 04/24/2009 - 09:34

A recent study done at the US Navy Refractive Center in San Diego was performed to determine the source of patient dissatisfaction after LASIK. The study confirmed that the overwhelming majority of patients were satisfied with the results of their LASIK surgery. An important predictor of dissatisfaction was the preexistence of psychiatric and personality disorders…. Read More »

Measurement of Depth of Intacs

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 04/20/2009 - 09:33

A recent article explores the use of Intacs in keratoconus: Measurement of Depth of Intacs Implanted Via Femtosecond Laser Using Pentacam Journal of Refractive Surgery Vol. 25 No. 4 April 2009 Günhal Kamburoglu, MD; Aylin Ertan, MD and Osman Saraçbasi, PhD Thirty-two eyes of 23 keratoconic patients receiving Intacs intrastromal corneal ring segments implanted by… Read More »

Ride for the Cure Today

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 04/18/2009 - 09:33

Today (Sunday) we are helping sponsor Ride for the Cure. The motorcycle ride begins at C and C Cycles and ends at Scooters Bar and Grill. http://rideforthecure.us for more info. Hope you can join us in helping find a cure for breast cancer. Next week we will be involved in the Fallen Heroes Run. More… Read More »

Treating Epithelial Ingrowth with the YAG Laser

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 04/01/2009 - 09:32

Jorge L. Alió, MD described the use of the YAG laser to treat epithelial ingrowth after LASIK as an alternative to flap lifts in a recent issue of Refractive Eyecare. Early treatment of mild-to-moderate epithelial ingrowth with the Nd:YAG laser promises a simple way to eliminate a vexing problem and, possibly, prevent the development of… Read More »

Thin Corneas Not a Risk for LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Tue 03/17/2009 - 09:31

Contrary to the assumption that eyes with thin corneas are poor candidates for LASIK because they are at increased risk of developing postoperative ectasia, scientific evidence fails to support preoperative central corneal thickness (CCT) as an independent risk factor for this complication, said William B. Trattler, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Academy… Read More »

Outdoor Activities Decrease the Risk of Myopia

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 03/11/2009 - 09:38

Spending 2 to 3 hours a day outdoors can significantly lower a child’s risk of developing myopia, according to a new study. A child’s chances of becoming nearsighted, if he or she has two nearsighted parents, are about six in 10 for children who spend 0 to 5 hours outside a week, but the risk… Read More »


Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 03/07/2009 - 09:31

Speaking of newer cosmetic uses of drugs, many readers may not be aware that the some of the original uses ofBotox also were in ophthalmology. The muscle paralyzing properties were and continue to be used inblepharospasm, a benign but very disturbing forceful lid closing condition. Patients who suffer fromblepharospasm experience uncontrolled forceful lid closure/spasms that… Read More »

New Drug for Longer Lashes

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 02/27/2009 - 09:30

Doctors are always looking for new uses for existing drugs. What started out as a medication for a very serious eye problem is now making waves as the latest thing in cosmetics. It can make eyelashes longer & thicker. Latisse contains bimatoprost, a compound from a glaucoma drug called Lumigan. It binds to receptors in… Read More »