Tuesday, February 27, 2007

History of LASIK: Part-I

Although LASIK eye surgery remains fairly young in age, the usage of refractive eye surgery has a long history. Most people think of LASIK as a new procedure to treat bad vision. However, the first LASIK procedure in the United States was actually done over 16 years ago.

Refractive surgery was born over fifty years ago, when Professor Dr. Jose I. Barrager of Bogotá, Colombia developed a new technique to correct vision deficiencies. During this procedure, an instrument called a microkeratome was used to shave off a thin cap of corneal tissue. This cap was treated similar to a contact lens – it was removed, reshaped, and finally replaced onto the eye. This corrective procedure was called myopic keratomileusis (MKM for short) and Dr. Jose I. Barrager is considered by many to be the father of modern refractive surgery.

MKM was an important first step in vision correction surgery. It provided doctors with knowledge about how much of the cornea had to be left unaltered to provide a stable long-term result. MKM utilized a very rudimentary microkeratome, which is the instrument that today is mainly used to create the flap in LASIK surgery.

Continuing with the history of LASIK, we will throw some light on other achievements in future posts.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Financing with Selkin Laser Center is an easy job

No health treatment in this world gets done without money! Cost is one of the biggest issues as everyone cannot afford the full charges of treatment upfront.

At Dr Selkin’s Eye Centers you can avail of convenient eye surgery financing programs, where your payments can be customized to meet your needs. Best of all, and in most cases, there are no up-front costs. This means you can actually start treatment without any out of pocket investment, if approved. Plus, you can prepay at any time - with no penalty!

  • $0 down, 0% interest for 12

  • 100% financing months

  • Low, fixed interest rates below most credit cards

  • Short Application process and immediate approval!

Ask Dr Selkin about your financing options today! At Dr. Selkin’s Lasik plus vision Center, you are offered weekend appointments also, so you do not need to miss work.

For more details visit the site http://www.selkinlasercenter.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lasik Eye Surgery by Dr. Selkin

Dr. Selkin, the Greensboro Lasik surgeon, provides an individualized and personalized approach to Lasik eye surgery, taking into account the goals and desires of each patient.While Selkin Laser Center, the Lasik eye centre of Nashville, provides unmatched experience and care, the Lasik eye surgery cost is substantially lower than the competition.

Having performed over 55,000 laser vision correction procedures, Dr. Robert Selkin , ranks as one of the most experienced Lasik surgeons in the United States, and is also board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Selkin, the Greensboro Lasik surgeon, has authored textbook chapters on corneal diseases, has been published in numerous ophthalmology journals, and has taught advanced Lasik eye surgery techniques to refractive surgeons across the United States.

For more information on LASIK, review our site http://www.selkinlasercenter.com

Saturday, September 16, 2006

About the practice: Dr. Selkin

At Selkin Laser Center, we believe that no two patients are the same. It’s because each patient’s eyes are unique, we use multiple laser systems to suit each patient’s needs. We use Zywave Wavefront customized computer imaging to show the most detailed characteristics of your eye available anywhere. Our state of the art screening guarantees the best treatment science can afford.

OUR PATIENTS: The majority of our LASIK patients have been referred by our other patients. Over 300 doctors and country music superstar Trace Adkins have had LASIK performed by Dr. Selkin. Having performed over 55,000 laser vision corrections, Dr. Selkin ranks as one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the United States.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Interested, but still too nervous

Selkin Laser Center has some of the most experienced LASIK surgeons across the United States. With personalised treatment and individual care, we make the process so easy. Still want more from the list?? Take a look:Here are some reasons to choose SELKIN LASER CENTER for LASIK:
  • Most of his staff has had LASIK performed by Dr. Selkin.
  • Thorough screening process absolute precision demands absolute knowledge. This is why we use both the Bausch & Lomb, Orbscan and Zywave Wavefront technology. This screening gives us the most detailed characteristics of your eye available anywhere.
  • You are in the hands of one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the United States, with 55,000 refractive surgeries.
  • Dr. Selkin is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
  • Staff expertise -Our certified laser technicians have assisted on over 55,000 laser vision corrections.
  • A surgeon who truly cares. Dr. Selkin won the Neil Hellman Award for commitment to humanistic values.
  • Dr. Selkin has performed LASIK on over 300 doctors, and performs LASIK on professional athletes and their families, as well as country music star Trace Adkins
  • Dr. Selkin is experienced at treating patients with a high degree of astigmatism and nearsightedness.
  • SELKIN LASER CENTER uses multiple laser systems, since no two eyes are alike. We perform high definition vision LASIK.
  • Convenience -There is no need to miss work; SELKIN LASER CENTER will perform your surgery during the week or on weekends, so LASIK need not interrupt your life.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Our Specialized Techniques III: Wavefront Custom Technology

Until very recently, eye doctors have measured vision in terms of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism (these are all called low order aberrations). Now, new advanced testing with Zyware can measure other irregularities in the eye called higher order aberrations that may be responsible for night glare, halos, and poor quality vision. The only way to correct high order aberrations is with technology called Wavefront.

Selkin Laser Center is proud to offer the state of the art Zyoptix Wavefront custom laser that can treat not only your low order aberrations, but also other irregularities that have never been correctable before. It is believed that correcting these irregularities may give patients a higher chance of getting better vision than 20/20 with laser surgery. It may also offer a better quality of vision to patients.
So how do we gather the necessary information to perform this treatment? By using the Zywave aberrometer, we can identify a map of the visual distortions throughout the entire optical system of the eye. This information does not depend on responses of the patient (such as which is better, 1 or 2). The information is organized to allow for transfer to the Zyoptix laser, which can in turn treat these irregularities. By treating the abnormalities in your eye that glasses and contacts can’t, the possibility of crisper vision is available to patients.
The Wavefront aberrometer measures the irregularities from the center to the outer edge of your pupil, which is vital because at night, your pupils dilate and more light is scattered at the periphery of your pupils. This technology can measure your prescription under high light situations (comparable to daytime) and your prescription with part dilation (as in dusk), and at night. How’s that for customized treatment?
For more information on LASIK contact Dr Selkin !!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Our Special Techniques II

In the last post we discussed about the Thin Blade LASIK. Today, we will throw some light on Large Zone Ablations, about where it is useful, how it is done and some of the things we should know about it.

Large Zone Ablations: This is helpful for patients concerned about night vision or those who have large pupils. In this advanced treatment, Dr. Selkin applies smoothing pulses around the outer edges of the cornea after correcting your prescription. The procedure creates a treatment that is larger than your pupil size, to reduce risks of glare and halos at night.

Continuing with our Specialized Techniques, next we will talk about our Specialized Wavefront Custom Technology.
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