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  • ICL: Implantable Collamer Lenses Explained

    ICL: Implantable Collamer Lenses Explained

    Implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) are perhaps best explained by their better-known alias: implantable contact lenses. This is because ICLs are surgically embedded films of collagen placed beneath the iris, the colored part of your eye. You could think of ICLs, as many do, as ...

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  • LASIK Risks: A Straight Answer

    LASIK Risks: A Straight Answer

    A majority of people never have a LASIK complication, but you might have wondered what risks this procedure carries. Here are some of the most common possible risks of LASIK. It's important to discuss these risks with your LASIK eye surgeon or optometrist before your proc...

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  • IOL: Intraocular Lenses Explained

    IOL: Intraocular Lenses Explained

    Most everything in the body seems to have an artificial replacement available these days. Your eyes are no different. The natural lens inside an eye can be replaced by an intraocular lens, or IOL.

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  • LASIK Increasing Among Younger Adults

    LASIK Increasing Among Younger Adults

    Not many 18-year-olds walk into a LASIK provider with the mind and money to opt for laser vision correction - yet. The average age of LASIK patients is falling steadily.

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  • What is Bladeless LASIK?

    What is Bladeless LASIK?

    LASIK eye surgery is a common procedure used to correct eye problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. All three are conditions that affect the eye’s ability to focus on objects near and far away. Part of the LASIK procedure requires an eye surgeon to...

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  • Laser Eye Surgery Across Cultures

    Laser Eye Surgery Across Cultures

    Laser eye surgery has a home in North America, but its origins, like those of many Americans, have roots across the sea. The global surgical community has long been on the frontier of laser eye surgery.

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  • Looking Back: The History of Laser Vision Correction

    Looking Back: The History of Laser Vision Correction

    Humans have long looked for ways to correct vision. The first eye glasses appeared in 13th-century Italy, and the first contact lenses (made from hand-blown glass) showed up in 1888 Switzerland. But even as these innovations advanced, doctors around the world sought a permanen...

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