When is PRK a better choice than LASIK?

While this article gets a little detailed for the average consumer, it’s a great discussion of whether PRK or LASIK is more appropriate on a patient by patient basis. http://www.practiceupdate.com/ExpertOpinion/617/3/0/?elsca1=emc_enews_midyear-top10-2014&elsca2=email&elsca3=practiceupdate_eye&elsca4=eye-care&elsca5=newsletter&rid=OTIzNjE0MzYzMjQS1&lid=10332481

Stem cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration

18 Patients were treated with Human Embryonic Stem Cell injections directly to their eyes.   9 patients suffered from Stargardt’s macular dystrophy and 9 from dry atrophic age-related macular degeneration.  Of the 18 subjects,  10 patients had some sight restored after the stem cell injection to their eyes.  No word in the article of which protocol saw … [Read more…]

The Bionic Eye

This is a great article about some of the advances in technology to restore vision to the blind. What exciting times we live in! http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41052/title/The-Bionic-Eye/