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Friday, March 17, 2017 | Laser Vision Correction, Carl Zeiss Meditec

First SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Procedure Performed on US Service Members Expands Vision Correction Options for Myopia in the Department of Defense

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia is the first US Department of Defense (DoD) medical facility to perform the revolutionary laser vision correction procedure, ReLEx SMILE from Zeiss. The Nav…

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Laser Vision Correction

Technolas Perfect Vision Reports Double Digit Growth in US LASIK Procedures

Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH, a laser company at the forefront of providing advanced ophthalmic laser treatments for LASIK and cataract surgery, today announced US same store LASIK procedure growth o…

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Friday, February 04, 2011 | Laser Vision Correction

Greater Insight into LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery today issued the following statement on the LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project.During a recen…

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Eye Surgeon Arrested Over Unhygienic LASIK Surgery Procedure

Police arrested on Tuesday the head of a Tokyo eye clinic on suspicion of spreading infectious eye diseases among his patients through a laser-based LASIK surgery procedure in unhygienic conditions. F…

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Federal Agencies Keep a Sharp Eye on LASIK-Associated Problems

A clinical trial of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedures slated to begin at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, in California, during the next 3 months will serve as a template for…

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

ASCRS President Denies Accusations of Former FDA LASIK Chief

In a scathing three-page letter to R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Morris Waxler, PhD, the head of the Food and Drug Administr…

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Friday, August 06, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

FDA issues warning letters to Lasik centers

The FDA issued warning letters to five Lasik centers, including one in Lake Worth, saying they violated federal rules by not properly disclosing information about their laser eye surgery operations. O…

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

ASCRS Foundation Grant Aims to Improve LASIK Screening Methods

Frederico Guerra, MD, has received a $5,000 grant from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation to develop improved screening methods for patients undergoing laser refractive…

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Laser Eye Surgery And Cataracts Specialist Pioneers Ziemer Z-LASIK Technology

Dr. Angela Nahl of La Jolla LASIK Institute recently became the first San Diego LASIK surgeon to perform refractive surgery on a patient using the new Ziemer Z-LASIK technology. The patient, who happe…

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

LCA Vision procedures dropped 31.6 percent in 1Q

Laser vision correction center operator LCA-Vision Inc. said demand continued to slide in the fiscal first quarter, as it performed 31.6 percent fewer Lasik procedures than it did a year ago. LCA-Visi…

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Friday, February 26, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

FDA Statement in Response to 'GMA's' Story on LASIK Eye Surgery

The FDA is concerned about reports of patient problems post-LASIK. The agency has established and promoted better mechanisms for reporting adverse events, update information on our Web site to better …

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Safety of Lasik Questioned by Former Head of FDA Branch

Morris Waxler, PhD, the head of the Food and Drug Administration branch responsible for reviewing data on LASIK during the 1990s, appeared on the Good Morning America  on Thursday to voice his co…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Deploying Soldiers to Get Discounted Laser Eye Surgery

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is participating in a statewide effort to give discounted rates on laser eye surgery for Iowa National Guard soldiers. The "Sight…

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Monday, January 18, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Aegean Cornea Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of LASIK Surgery

HERAKLION, Crete -- The Institute of Vision and Optics (IVO) at the University of Crete announced today that this year’s Aegean Cornea Conference will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of LASIK surgery…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction Surgeries Peak in First Quarter

WASHINGTON - According to Market Scope, a refractive industry research organization, the number of LASIK vision correction surgeries performed during the first quarter of the year is 124 percent of th…

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