Canadian Health and Care Mall Official: Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA)

September 15th, 2015 by admin

Most plastic surgeons agree that vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is the most important development in plastic surgery in the modern era. Following the first successful hand and face transplantation, satisfactory reconstruction of severe composite defects became a reality. As a dream of all surgeons from Cosmas and Damian, VCA has evolved reconstructive surgery to restorative surgery. However, the immunological barrier is the most important drawback of VCA, which limits its clinical application. Today, nonspecific systemic immunosuppression is the only way to prevent acute rejection. There is no doubt that the ultimate goal of VCA is to provide donor-specific tolerance. Thus, stem cells offer a new alternative toward this goal. Canadian Health and Care Mall Official: Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA)

Stem cells are generally described as pluripotent cells that have the capacity to differentiate into various cell types. However, they also have immunomodulatory effects, which are often underestimated. These immunomodulatory effects of stem cells may be used to induce donor-specific tolerance and eliminate the side effects of lifelong immunosuppression. Today, most VCA studies are focused on providing immunotolerance, and stem cells are the main topic for this aim.

The immunomodulatory effects of stem cells are attributed to inhibition of T-cells and an increase in the number of regulatory T-cells. There is extensive experience (experimental and clinical) of stem cell usage in solid organ transplantation, but stem cell applications in VCA are limited.

Canadian Health and Care Mall Official: heralding the new era of online pharmaceuticals sales

CHCM Pharmacy is reimagining the way the ED pills business is conducted: the company has refused from short cash opportunities in favor of long term strategy with neoteric infrastructure, loyalty program and savvy business processes… and it seems it was the right decision. The customers love the way the company does business – from one hand, the company has managed to increase its customer base, from the other – the prices are going through the floor.

Zor et al. studied the effects of different cellular thera- pies on face transplantation survival. In this study, they administered 7 days of immunosuppression and showed that both stem cell therapy and chimeric cell therapy prolonged allograft survival. In another rodent study, mesenchymal stem cells were shown to increase allograft survival following rat hind limb allotransplantation.
Similar results have been obtained from large animal studies. It was shown that when combined with short term immunosuppression and total body irradiation, stem cells can prolong allograft survival up to 120 days in pigs.

The route of stem cell therapy is another topic of debate. Some authors advocate intravenous injection. Local tissue injection and intraosseous injection are the other popular routes. Klimczak et al. performed a cell trafficking study and showed that intraosseous injection is the best route. However, there is no consensus from these findings.

Stem cell applications in VCA are a relatively new issue, and there are many unknowns. Further studies are needed to clarify the effects and the best application routes for stem cells in VCA. In addition, chimeric cellular therapies need specific attention in the future.

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Improve Eyesight: Do Simple Activities To Power Up Imagination

January 25th, 2013 by admin

People today tend to focus more on developing their logical and language skills which are powered by our left brain. This is due to the idea that being able to solve logical and technical issues can help you improve your business as well. We sometimes forget that we also have a separate set of skills that can help us improved our well being and makes our imagination boundless. These set of skills are being provided to us by our right brain. If we are to apply these skills in sports, harnessing the power of the right brain can increase the athlete’s power of imagination thus increasing their skills and abilities overall. The skills provided by the right brain can be applied not only to sports but also in the improvement of your eyesight and your body as a whole.

There are a lot of fun activities that you can do to be able to exercise your imaginative power. These activities help you develop your new found habits and improves your way of thinking by not doing your old path. This helps you create new paths that fit well in your life and eventually be able to attain the feelings you want to have.

One of the activities that you can do to power up your imagination is by doing vision activities. One of the most important reasons why you do this kind of activities is that it helps your brain and eyes know what you want to see. One of the most common activities for this is by closing your eyes and trying to imagine a specific object of your attention. The object could be something that you are holding in front of you or a picture of some sort. Before closing your eyes, try to examine the details of the object first and retain it in your memory. After that, close your eyes and recreate the object with your imagination. This activity helps your eyes and brain communicate better.

Stress reduction activities can also help improve your way of thinking. To have fun once in a while is a very important factor to help your eyes and your bodies stay healthy. If you are doing a fun activity, it helps you relieve the physical and emotional stress you have accumulated allowing your body to relax and refresh. You can also reduce your stress by enrolling in a martial arts school. Martial arts help reduce the stress in your muscles and sweat the toxins you have in your body. Attending to yoga classes can also help reduce stress and helps you gain a positive outlook in life.

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Varifocal Glasses From Essilor

January 23rd, 2013 by admin

Varifocal glasses have been commercially available to the public since 1959 and are often recommended to patients who require glasses for both distance and reading. Although these lenses have been around for some time the actual technology used in the design of the lens has only recently changed dramatically to offer wearers a much better experience in terms of adaption and viewing fields. The company to first pioneer this technology was Essilor, a French lens manufacturer who have almost become a house hold brand over the past few years thanks to some clever advertising. Essilor produce one of the most well known ranges of varifocal lenses which go under the name of ‘Varilux’. The French lens giants offer two of the most popular varifocal lens products in Europe, the Varilux Comfort and the Varilux Physio, both these lenses have very high adaption rates which make them very popular with first time wearers. Most dispensing Opticians love selling Varilux lenses due to the high adaption rate and because of their high margin of error when taking measurements from the patient. In fact, even if the Dispenser is about 2mm out on the fitting height of these lenses this should not affect the performance of the lens.

Frame Choice
If you have recently been advised by your Optician that your prescription requirements and lifestyle would suit Varifocal glasses then the ‘Varilux’ range of lenses are something you should consider especially of you are watching the pennies. Don’t be put off by other people telling you that you need a large, hideous frame to be able to accommodate these lenses as that has all changed since Essilor updated the design of their varifocal range. In fact recently Essilor have re-designed their complete range, in terms of the physics of the lenses, enabling them to be fitted into much smaller frames then ever before but still keeping the performance of the lenses to a maximum. You can know have designer varifocal glasses, without the worry of adaption, in a fairly shallow frame if that is what you require. If you are already a wearer of varifocal lenses then the best place to buy these lenses is on the Internet as you can save up to around half price on these lenses if you ‘Google‘ around. Over the next few Weeks we will be reviewing some of the best varifocal glasses lenses available on the market so watch this space.

Posted in Vision

What Is Cataract?

January 20th, 2013 by admin

The term cataract comes from the Greek word katarraktes (down rushing; waterfall) because earlier it was thought that the cataract was a congealed fluid from the brain that had flowed in front of the lens.

Our eye is like a camera. The lens focuses the light rays coming through the pupil onto the retina or back side of the eye. The different parts of the retina collect this light and send a massage to our brain then we can see.

For perfect vision the lens should be clear, so that light can pass through it and reach the retina. When the lens becomes cloudy or opaque, light can not pass through it and vision becomes dim or blurred. A cloudy lens is called cataract.


  • Sensitive to Sunlight (Photophobia).
  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision.
  • Difficulty in seeing at night or in dim light.
  • Monocular diplopia.
  • Problems seeing shapes against a background or the difference between shades of colors.
  • Seeing Rainbow halos around lights.

Causes and risk factor of Cataract:

  • With age.
  • Diabetes.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Eye inflammation (Uveitis).
  • Family history of cataract.
  • Eye Injury.
  • Infection.
  • Congenital or by birth.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light (Sunlight).

Long-term use of corticosteroids (taken by mouth for skin or any other systemic diseases).

Radiation exposure (X-ray technicians, airline pilots have a higher risk of developing cataract than non-pilots and that the cause may be exposure to cosmic radiation.).


Surgery for another eye problem.

Using long term anti-glaucoma eye drop like Pilocarpine.

Classification of cataracts according to time of occurrence:

(A) Congenital and developmental Cataracts (less than 1% of all cataracts):

These occur due to some disturbance in the normal growth of the lens. When the disturbance occurs before birth, the child is born with a congenital cataract. Developmental cataract may occur from infancy to adolescence. There are many congenital cataracts. They are either hereditary or acquired through the placenta

1. Hereditary Congenital Cataracts: Familial forms of congenital cataracts may be autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, sporadic, or X-linked.

2. Cataract from Transplacental Infection in the First Trimester of Pregnancy:

Incidence of congenital cataract is due to virus infection contracted by the mother during the first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Rubella.
  • Mumps.
  • Hepatitis.
  • Toxoplasmosis.

The most frequent cause of congenital cataract is a rubella infection contracted by the mother, which also produces other developmental anomalies like hearing loss. This infection occurred during the fifth to eighth week of pregnancy, the phase in which the lens develops. Because the protective lens capsule has not yet been formed at this time, viruses can invade and opacify the lens tissue.

(B) Acquired Cataract (over 99% of all cataracts):

1. Senile cataract (over 90% of all cataracts)-This type of cataract occurs with age.
2. Traumatic cataract.
3. Cataract with systemic disease like diabetes or any other systemic diseases.
4. Secondary and complicated cataracts due to night blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa), inflammation in the eye (Uveitis).
5. Toxic cataract-Corticosteroid (taken by mouth for skin or any other systemic diseases).
6. Postoperative cataracts due to any intraocular surgery like vitrectomy and retinal surgery.

Treatment: In early stage of cataract following things may help temporarily.

  • Better eyeglasses (Frequently changes spectacle power).
  • Better lighting.
  • Magnifying lenses.
  • Sunglasses.

If with spectacle vision gets worse, may need cataract surgery.

Is there any medication to remove cataract?

There is no medication to remove cataract, only option is cataract surgery to achieve a good visual result.

If I don’t go for cataract surgery, what complication may occur?

A cataract that goes on to an advanced stage (called a hypermature cataract) can begin to leak into other parts of the eye. This may cause severe pain is called Secondary Glaucoma. If this type of thing occurs then after cataract surgery also vision may not improve.

When should I go for cataract surgery?

When a cataract has been diagnosed, consider how your vision affects your quality of life and ability to do the things, you ordinarily do. Unless a cataract interferes with work, driving, computer work, reading or day to day work, there is no urgent need to remove it. There is no harm in waiting if you keep regular appointments with your eye doctor to evaluate how the cataract is progressing.

Will the operation be successful?

Cataract surgery is now performed as a microsurgical technique under an operating microscope. Modern techniques, microsurgical instruments and specially trained surgeons have made it possible to successfully perform cataract surgery without any serious complications in 98% of all patients.

Therefore it is important that the patient under goes a thorough preoperative eye examination to exclude any ocular disorders, aside from the cataract, that may worsen visual acuity and compromise the success of the cataract operation. Such disorders include uncontrolled glaucoma, uveitis, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, atrophy of the optic nerve, and amblyopia (lazy eye).

How much time it takes to perform a cataract surgery?

The procedure takes only 15-20 minutes.

Duration of hospitalization:

Now a day’s no need to stay in hospital, after the surgery immediately can go home. Even medical insurance company also recommended this as a day care procedure.

Is it painful surgery?

You won’t feel any pain because cataract surgery is performed under anesthesia. There are two type of anesthesia one is Local anesthesia and second is General anesthesia. Now a day, most of the cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia.

Local anesthesia: (Retrobulbar injection, Peribulbar injection, or topical anesthesia): Here one small injection is given lower portion of the eye is called Retrobulbar or peribulbar.

Now a day topical anesthesia is very popular, because the procedure of cataract surgery takes only 15-20 minutes. So, long term anesthesia is not required for that. Here before surgery only one drop needs to instill in the eye that is enough for cataract surgery. This type of anesthesia is recommended for patients who are very smart and not nervous.

General anesthesia: This is recommended for patients who are extremely nervous, deaf, or mentally retarded or children. It is also indicated for patients with Parkinson’s disease or rheumatism, who are unable to lie still without pain.

Surgical techniques to remove cataract:

Several techniques are used for removing cataracts. Latest technique is phacoemulsification. In this method a tiny instrument is inserted through a very small incision. The instrument uses ultrasound vibration to break the cataract into fine pieces, which are gently suctioned out. Then an intra ocular lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye. No stitches are required to close the incision.

Is it necessary to implant IOL during surgery?

In 95-98% of all cataract extractions, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in place of the natural lens (Posterior chamber lens). An eye with an artificial lens is called Pseudophakia. If surgery is performed without intra ocular lens then you have to use +10D spectacle to see clearly. Without spectacle you can`t do day to day activity and second thing is heavy weight of spectacle that is very disgusting. So during surgery IOL is necessary.

Types of Intra Ocular Lens:

Monofocal IOLs: This type of lens can be implanted either for distance or near. Here patient can select whether he wants distance vision clear or near vision clear without spectacle. If somebody has so much near work and he wants to do near work without spectacle then it is possible in this type of lens. But most of the people want distance vision clear without spectacle, surgeon also want same.

Multifocal IOLs: These allow you to see at distance and near clearly. So Spectacle is not required. But one disadvantage of this type of lens is glare problem. So much perfectionist people should not go for this type of lens. This type of lens is work for housewife who has less visual demand.

Can I get 20/20 or 6/6 vision without spectacle after cataract surgery?

Pre-operative check can give an idea for 20/20 or 6/6. It depends on several conditions like:

Corneal curvature of the eye (Horizontal and vertical), if both meridian differ more than 0.75D in keratometry then after surgery spectacle is required (Today Alcon toric IOL is available for this solution but it is very costly).

If eye ball length (axial length) is very high or very less then spectacle is necessary after surgery. Eye ball length is measured by A-Scan machine. Normal eye ball length is 23-24 mm.

Image form in the retina. For good visual outcome retina should be healthy and diseases free like diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration or any other retinal diseases.

If prior cataract vision was good then after surgery also chances to get same vision.

90% visual outcome depends on proper IOL power calculation. IOL power calculation should be done by expert technician, optometrist or doctor.

Last important thing is surgeon should be skilled and qualified.

Once cataract surgery done, Can I develop cataract again?

No there is no chance to develop cataract once surgery is done. But posterior capsule of the lens where lens in implanted becomes thick with time is called Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) or secondary cataract. Once PCO is developed then need to go for YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) laser. This is maximum two minutes opd procedure. With laser beam the thickened capsule is to cut. So it is painless procedure.


The best prevention involves controlling diseases that increase the risk of a cataract.

Wearing sunglasses when you are outside during the day can reduce the amount of ultraviolet (UV) light your eyes are exposed to. Some sunglasses do not filter out the harmful UV. An optician should be able to tell you which sunglasses filter out the most UV.

For patients who smoke cigarettes, quitting will decrease the risk of cataract.

Eat green leafy vegetable.

  • Some studies suggest people with diabetes are at risk for developing a cataract. So, control blood sugar.
  • Should not take oral steroids for long time for any systemic disease.
  • Some eye care practitioners believe that eating a lot of salt may increase the risk of cataract.
Posted in Cataracts

What Is the Difference Between LASIK and ILASIK?

January 18th, 2013 by admin

In our world of advanced medical technology, there are many amazing techniques that can be used to improve our health. Vision correction surgery is very popular. The four most common procedures are Lasik and iLasik, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and custom wavefront guided treatments

What is LASIK Surgery?

Two of the most popular are LASIK and iLASIK surgeries. They are exactly the same surgeries, except with regard to flap construction. The difference is the instrument used to make the flap.

  • In traditional LASIK surgery, a blade or microkeratome is used to make the flap.
  • In iLASIK surgery, the ophthalmologist uses a laser, most commonly the Intralase, to make the flap. This method is more reliable and safer than using a microkeratome flap. After the flap is constructed, a different laser is used to reshape the cornea.

When LASIK surgery is performed, the flap that is created and folded out of the way much like a can lid, allowing access to the cornea so that the vision correction procedure can be completed. After the cornea is reshaped, the flap is then replaced. There are no sutures needed to secure the flap in place, as once the tissue is repositioned it sticks in place by small pumps in the cornea which function like nature’s Velcro.

The patient remains awake with numbing eye-drops anesthetizing the eye. It is a simple procedure that is usually performed in an outpatient surgery suite which may be located in your ophthalmologist’s office. Most people are back to their regular activities within 24 hours.

During healing, prescription eye drops are usually prescribed for one to two weeks after surgery.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Photorefractive Keratectomy is a laser cornea-reshaping eye surgery that is primarily used for correcting mild to moderate nearsightedness. This procedure uses a cool, pulsing laser with ultraviolet light that reshapes the surface of the eye’s cornea. This procedure is performed when the patient has a thinner cornea and may not be a good LASIK candidate, a person who has an occupation that may require physical contact with the eye, or in a person with corneal scarring who may not be a good candidate for a flap. The healing time may be slightly longer than LASIK, but the vision is usually equivalent once the eye has healed. This procedure may require 3-5 days off from work during the healing phase.

Wavefront Guided Treatments

The Wavefront Guided Treatment can be thought of as measuring a fingerprint of the eye. The laser system then treats this measurement on the surface of the cornea. This allows the ophthalmologist to correct not only the blurriness caused by the glasses but also blurring cause by rays of light that are out of focus for other reasons. These are commonly referred to as higher order aberrations.

What Are There Complications to Eye Surgery?

In rare cases, complications may occur after a person has vision correction surgery. But, most people finish up the healing time without any concerns or complications. Statistically, laser created flaps are less likely to have complications because the flap creation is done with the precision of a laser and not a surgical blade.

If you are considering vision correction surgery, you should talk with your ophthalmologist to determine whether the surgery is right for you. Your doctor will also give you the opportunity to explore the differences between LASIK/iLASIK surgery. You will find that the majority of the surgeons will suggest a bladeless procedure.

Be sure to research a bit before you have your surgery, so that you can better understand the procedure. Taking some time to examine your options will also give peace of mind that you found the most qualified professional in your area to complete the surgery.

Posted in Eye Surgery

Contact Lenses Can Be Tinted To Suit You

January 16th, 2013 by admin

Contact lenses have come a long way from when they first started becoming popular. It would take about six visits for measurements, then the fitting of those hard round discs that were so uncomfortable in the beginning. The patient had to increase daily wear by 2 hours each day until they could be worn for an 8-hour period. It would take another half dozen visits to make sure the lenses were adapting well and the price back then was exorbitant.

The field of Ophthalmology has come a long way.

The lenses of today are divided into two categories, rigid gas permeable and soft. The soft contacts consist of a soft polymer-plastic material, which is mixed with a percentage of water. This allows oxygen to pass through the material and help to increase eye comfort wear time. There are even some that provide UV protection. If anyone has had the rigid, they can understand how much more comfortable the soft ones are when inserted.

Most soft contacts are designed to be disposable. The ability of having a fresh lens does help with reducing infection, less cleaning and of course, more comfort. With rigid lenses, debris and oil may cause the lens to become cloudy and no matter how much you clean it, it is very difficult at times to thoroughly clean them. There are still soft lenses that are worn on a yearly basis and are not to be thrown away.

Even though there are some disadvantage to soft contacts such as being able to absorb lotion or even soap from an individual’s hands, and they are far more fragile than the hard version and can easily tear if the person is not careful. One solution to the film that can be left on a soft contact is to make sure that the hands have been thoroughly washed and rinsed before handling the item.

There are now newer versions of contacts on the market that have improved upon the latter ones. They include the daily disposables and silicone extended wear disposables.

The daily disposables are soft contact lenses and worn for one day at a time, after which they are disposed of. This benefits the wearer by not having to clean the lenses daily. If someone has a problem with irritation caused by the cleaning solutions, anyone that experiences dry eyes or are allergy sufferers, then this is the lens for them.

The silicone extended wear disposables are also soft lenses that can be worn for up to 30 days. The new material, silicone hydrogel allows the wearer to also sleep in these contacts. This material also prevents build up deposits and helps reduce irritated dry eyes. Most eye doctors will still tell the patient that it is better to even remove these lenses at night just to give the eyes a rest.

In the soft contact category, there are coloured lenses that can be offered. The visibility tint is lightly tinted in case you drop your contacts, you will be able to find it; it does not change the eye colour. The enhancement tint enhances the natural eye colour. The tint changes the eye, with many tints to choose from. The light-filtering tint is for sports fans or athletes. They mute and enhance some colours for better vision

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How Cataract Surgery Can Improve Your Day to Day Life

January 12th, 2013 by admin
The eyes are perhaps the most depended upon parts of our bodies, having lived life looking through the same ones all of our lives. But it is highly likely that our vision will start to blur or fade once we have reached 60. What eye condition we might develop by then can vary, of course, but for the vast majority of us, a cataract is most likely.

Although worsening eye sight is arguably one of the most accepted conditions linked to age, with the image of grandparents wearing smartly styled spectacles a traditional idea, there is no reason why any condition should go untreated. Technology and continually developing techniques have meant that cataract surgery is now a simple and affordable procedure that restores near perfect vision in over 90 per cent of cases.

The success rate is down to the reliability of the new lenses that are implanted, with both multifocal or monofocal lenses designed to such precision that they bring high clarity back to the lives of the patients that undergo the procedure.

And these are the facts that explain why it is one of the most common eye surgeries performed the world over, though admittedly the prevalence of the eye condition amongst the over 50s age group is obviously a contributing factor too.

What Surgery Entails

The procedure is one of the most perfected in medicine, but it is rather simple in how it is done. The eye condition sees the lens of the eye begin to cloud over reducing the quality of sight and, if untreated, progressing to eventually leave the sufferer blind. The reason why so many of the older generation suffer from this condition is based on physiological facts. Age affects flexibility, and when it comes to the eye, this loss of flexibility means a loss of focus ability. The lens hardens and as this happens the quality of the light coming through the lens lessens, giving a cloudy appearance to what is seen. Other symptoms are blurred vision and a heightened sensitivity to light.

The early stages of the condition can be countered by contact lenses and glasses, but they do not remove the problem. Only surgery can do this because it actually breaks up and then removes the hardened lens.

The procedure entails gaining access to the lens, and then ultrasonic waves are used on the cloudy lens to break it down. Once the broken lens is removed, a replacement lens is then implanted, with a choice of lenses available.

The most commonly used lens and, indeed, old reliable, is the monofocal, which is called so because it has just one focus zone through which the patient sees. It comes in two designs, with the focus zone either in the central area, so as to focus light from distant objects onto the retina, or wider on the lens wings to focus light from nearer objects.

Multifocal lenses, meanwhile, have both focus zones, allowing for the patient to see both distant and near objects clearly. These can come in a variety of designs too, which allows the patient to choose the lenses that suit their needs best.

How Life is Changed

Of course, the whole point of undergoing cataract surgery is that sight is improved and the patient can return to living a full and wholesome life. What the surgery does is remove the impediment to perfect sight, but it also means that the risk of a cataractdeveloping again is gone, so every patient can emerge fully confident they will never need the procedure again.

And this is the chief factor. Lovers of golf can return to the course and be able to focus on the ball as it sails down the fairway. Lovers of art no longer need to squint to focus either on the work hanging in the gallery or the work they are painting themselves. Lovers of literature may never again have to worry about where they left their reading glasses.

These results do depend on the choice of lens, with different monofocal lenses offering solutions to nearsightedness or farsightedness, and multifocal lenses solutions to both at the same time. However, the key fact to remember is that, through such surgeries, the sight that we have relied upon for so long can be enjoyed again.

Posted in Cataracts

Know The Cost Of A Laser Eye Surgery

January 11th, 2013 by admin

The common vision problems that affect a person are myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, etc. and LASIK eye surgery or laser assisted surgery can correct these problems very effectively. The accuracy and precision in this surgery are very good and that is the reason more people are opting for it to get their vision problems corrected. But, at the same time, only because of this accuracy and precision, this surgery is more expensive than other surgeries that are conducted for correcting these vision problems. Of course, there are other factors also that contribute to the cost of this surgery. You should know these factors and know how much this surgery will cost you so that you can make an informed decision when you opt for it.

The cost of LASIK eye surgery is mainly dependent upon the severity of your problem. When a person is affected by myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, the degree to which his or her vision has been affected may be different from that of another person. This means that the vision problems of individuals may vary and so, the cost of the LASIK eye surgery will also vary accordingly. The eye surgeon, however reputed he or she is, will have to conduct a few tests to know the acuteness of the problem and also to assess the treatment procedure. If the vision problem is quite serious, there is a need for a greater expertise. So, when you approach the most competent and reputed eye surgeon who has an impeccable track record and excellent success rate, you should be ready to spend heavily also. You cannot expect that such a great surgeon will charge a pittance.

You have many good eye surgeons in the field and therefore, it is imperative that you should do a thorough research for choosing a competent doctor who will satisfy your expectations perfectly. Internet is a good source using which you can do this research. You can also find out the fees these doctors may charge for conducting a LASIK eye surgery. While doing this research, you should make it a point to go through the reviews and testimonials given by patients who have utilized the services of these surgeons. This will give you a clear idea about the profiles of these doctors.

When you look at the fees charged by these surgeons, it will definitely be misleading because you have doctors who charge $300 per eye and there are those who charge $3000 also. Eye surgeons usually charge on “per eye” basis only. This wide variation is due to the fact that some doctors are more experienced and reputed than others.

A few years back, the costs of LASIK eye surgeries started coming down, though a lot of improvements and innovations have made this surgical procedure more accurate. But, in the recent years, the costs started climbing up again. This is because the demand for competent eye surgeons is growing rapidly. The present cost of this surgery is around $2,000 to $2,500 per eye. This cost is not likely to come down. It may rather go up because the demand for these surgeons is increasing.

Apart from the reputation and track record of the eye surgeon, another factor that contributes to the cost of LASIK eye surgery is the post-operative care and follow-up. If the doctor is competent in these aspects also, the cost you will have to bear will definitely be more. Likewise, if the doctor uses advanced equipments for conducting the surgery, the cost will be more than the fees charged by other doctors.

Posted in Eye Surgery

The Importance of Eye Health and Eye Care

January 10th, 2013 by admin

It is rightly believed that your eyes are a gateway to your soul. Eyes reflect a person’s character as well as mood. Eyes help us see the beautiful world around! However, we often take eyes and sight for granted and do not pay much heed on taking care of these precious gifts properly. Can you imagine not being able to see your beloved people or things clearly? There are numerous people in this world who are not blessed with the perfect vision and cannot witness the beauty of the world around them. There are also a number of diseases that can impair a person’s vision. All this makes it imperative to start learning about eye health and eye care.

Proper care is important to maintain the health of our eyes. Blurred or no vision can be an impediment in a person’s day to day activities and deprive him from doing the most basic tasks such as driving or watching the television. But apart from impairing vision, poor eye health can also trigger a lot of emotional stress that can result in solitude and depression.

Proper eye care can be initiated with proper diet and implementation of certain precautions that lead to great eye health. Food items rich in Vitamins A, C and E and containing Zinc and Selenium are great sources of nutrients that can help keep the eyes healthy. A host of other factors such as obesity, exposure to UV rays, continued use of medication such as steroids and medical conditions such as diabetes also affect eye health.

Those with an imperfect vision must go for regular eye check-ups and wear glasses and contact lenses that can help them see clearly. In addition to these routine procedures, people must also learn about proper eye care from ophthalmologists or eye care specialists who can prescribe eye drops or even eye exercises to ensure good eye health. Importantly, small measures such as wearing protective sunglasses to prevent the eyes from heavy exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun are effective steps towards great eye care and eye health.

Those with a family history of eye disease or vision problems are more likely to develop problems related to vision. In such cases, prevention is always better than cure. It is strongly recommended to go for frequent eye check ups to keep all eye related problems at bay and enjoy the myriad shapes, textures and colors of this beautiful world!

Posted in Vision

Every Girl’s Guide to Eye Bags

January 9th, 2013 by admin

Every girl needs her secrets. She needs to hide the problems that others are too distraught to handle. Even though she is worried, she doesn’t show it. She remains that calm, happy girl though you have hurt her. These things she can hide without using anything but her own emotions and brain. But what about eye bags and dark circles? Surely a girl would not want to be caught the day after the party of the year looking as hung over as she feels. What’s the best strategy to hide this? Makeup? Actually, no.

If you were to really solve your eye cream problems, you need to consult eye cream reviews first. Such eye cream reviews will give you an idea of how to deal with problems that any lady should not be caught dead in. No matter how sensible a guy is, a girl with big eye bags and prominent dark circles will simply repel him. And when you are a girl, you want to be as popular to boys as possible-or at least have them notice you in a good way every once in a while.

Make-ups are not recommended for your young skin, since it will easily dry your skin up and when you are in your adult years, you will already look like you are aging prematurely. Eye cream reviews will let you know all about these if you find out the good ones. Even with eye cream reviews, you have to beware of people with their own propaganda. When you’re a girl, it’s easy to just believe everything-but don’t make that a habit.

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It is a part of growing up that you learn how to search for solutions to your own problems, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot use any help in doing so. Every review available is a kind of help that you should take advantage of.

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