Handling the Post-RK Hyperopic Shift and More
- IN VIVO Confocal Microscopy OF THE CORNEA. Ladage, Patrick M. // Review of Optometry;10/15/2003 Supplement, p27
Presents an introduction into the principles and applications of in vivo confocal microscopy, with a special focus on the reported effects of contact lens wear. Method for simultaneously illuminating and imaging corneal tissue; Different corneal interfaces as seen with the tandem scanning...
- Sight for sore eyes. // Popular Mechanics;Apr96, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p30
Reports on the use of photorefractive keratectomy to resculpt the surface of the cornea. Restoration of vision to 20/40.
- Large PRK zone best. Henahan, John F. // Ophthalmology Times;4/24/95, Vol. 20 Issue 17, p11
Reports on a study presented at the American Society of Refractive Surgery which states that hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) produces better results when applied to larger ablation zones. Comparison of outcomes of PRK in differing ablation and optical zones; Non-conclusive results...
- Plotting refractive change. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;4/24/95, Vol. 20 Issue 17, p19
Reports on a study of 50 photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) patients which showed a correlation between keratometric and refractive change of the eye. Measurement of changes by routine keratometry or corneal topography; Analyses of the plot of refractive change data against those obtained from...
- What will be the preferred method of refractive surgery by the year 2000--RK, PRK, or LASIK? // Ophthalmology Times;10/2/95, Vol. 20 Issue 38, p3
Presents the answers of various ophthalmologists to the question on what will be the preferred method of refractive surgery by the year 2000. Dominance of photorefractive keratectomy.
- Multizone trials looking good. Sabbagh, Leslie // Ophthalmology Times;2/5/96, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p14
Reports that a new software program for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) that uses a single-pass, multizone technique is undergoing clinical trials in the United States and is showing promising results. Design of the software for use with the Summit Technologies excimer laser workstation;...
- PRK astigmatism neutral. Bauman, Norman // Ophthalmology Times;10/1/96, Vol. 21 Issue 25, p11
Reports that photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) has been described as an astigmatism-neutral procedure. Comparison between preoperative astigmatism and PRK outcome; Patients' characteristics.
- A tool to measure vision function is needed. McDonnell, Peter; Lee, Paul // Ophthalmology Times;02/01/97, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p5
Emphasizes the importance of developing ways on how to determine refractive errors of the eye. Procedures on correcting refractive errors; Attempts to develop questionnaires to assess the impact of refractive correction on patients; Importance of evaluating competing strategies to correct...
- PC-ICL called best hope for extreme refractive errors. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;07/15/97, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p16
Focuses on the effectiveness of posterior chamber intraocular contact lens (PC-ICL) surgery combined with LASIK in the treatment of extreme myopia and hyperopia. Techniques used in the introduction of intraocular contact lens in the eye; Advantages of combining the two approaches.