Category: News – Ophthalmology


Can Teenagers Have LASIK Sugery?

 Perhaps much to your son or daughter’s dismay, LASIK surgery is not recommended for children or teenagers. The FDA strictly prohibits LASIK surgery for those who are not yet 18 years of age. Most reputable eye surgeons will not perform LASIK on a young person until at least the age of 20…

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Smoking can blind you

 Cigarette packets should carry warnings that smoking causes blindness, doctors will argue this week as a new study shows that the habit can badly damage eyesight…

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The Eye Chart and 20/20 Vision

During an eye test, eye doctors use eye charts to measure how well you see in the distance, compared with other human beings.The classic example of an eye chart is the Snellen eye chart, developed by Dutch eye doctor Hermann Snellen in the 1860s…

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