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Week in review: Eclipse souvenirs, cosmetic damage, light therapy

This week a crescent-shaped burn highlights the need for protective eyewear during solar eclipses, and fungal infections fall prey to a rose-colored eyedrop combined with green fluorescent light.

Source: Daily Dose of Eye Care


Novel video goggles offer quick, easy and reliable measurements of ocular deviation

This cross-sectional study examines the utility of strabismus goggles, which feature a head-fixed laser target display and liquid crystal display shutters, for binocular dissociation.

Source: Daily Dose of Eye Care

Reasons to Consider Lasik Surgery

Are you sick and tired of your glasses and contacts?


Do you fall asleep wearing your contact lenses and worry about injury or infection? Do your glasses steam up when you’re out jogging or leave unsightly dents on the sides of your nose? Do you get tension headaches caused from reading? Don’t you want to start seeing the world through your own eyes? Lasik eye surgery is the ideal solution.

Imagine enjoying your favorite activities like swimming, scuba diving, playing contact sports, even shaving in the shower without hassling with your glasses or contacts. Choosing the best Lasik surgeon will be the most important thing you do.

Here are some reasons you should consider having Lasik surgery so you can start seeing the world through your own eyes!


On average, Lasik eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to reshape your cornea and thus correct your vision. That’s fairly incredible, given the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total.


Afterward, most doctors recommend you rest your eyes as frequently as possible for about a day. In the few hours right after surgery, it’s common to feel some burning, tearing or discomfort. Your eyes have begun the healing process. Similar to how a scab itches when it’s healing and how a cough develops when you’re clearing out a head cold, there’s some irritation during the very first few hours of healing. This irritation goes away as the eyes heal.


No one can promise you perfect vision but using the latest cutting-edge Lasik technology your surgeon should be able to improve your vision whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. The results – improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses can usually be seen on as little as 24 hours. Most people achieve 20/20 vison or better after the surgery. Some people may achieve only 20/40 vision.


A team of researchers from refractive surgery centers across the United States and in Germany analyzed the results of 97 Lasik studies published between 2008 and 2015. The outcomes of nearly 68,000 eyes that had undergone the procedure were evaluated. Pooling data from the studies, the researchers found:

  • 99.5 % of eyes attained uncorrected distance visual acuity better than 20/40 after Lasik.
  • 98.6%of eyes were within +/-1.0 diopter (D) of the target refractive outcome.
  • 90.9% of eyes were within +/-0.5 D of the target refractive outcome.
  • 98.8% of patients reported being satisfied with their Lasik results

The results support the safety, efficacy and patient satisfaction of the procedure, they concluded.


If you add up how much you spend every month on contact lenses and solutions or on glasses every few years and multiply it out over your lifetime, it adds up quickly. Choosing a onetime procedure like Lasik can actually be far more economical and save you a lot of money in the long run. Most laser eye surgeons offer flexible financing programs to fit your budget. Lasik surgery and your dreams of clear vision are definitely within your reach.

Houman Ahdieh, MD
Lehigh Valley Center for Sight