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LASIK or PRK? Which is right for me? Animation.

LASIK, or “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The goal of the treatment is to reshape the cornea to correct the refractive error of the eye. The cornea is the transparent dome-shaped structure in front of the eye. The cornea refracts light and […]

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Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

For Tony Lightfoot, just trying to enjoy a muffin and coffee is a major challenge. He’s had essential tremor disorder for more than ten years. Quality of life has really taken a nosedive. And eating, my wife often has to feed me with a spoon, especially the last bit on the plate. But that could […]

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Landon’s Story – Cleft Lip – Plastic Surgery

Jennifer Rice: We were at the obstetrics office and it was our 12-week sonogram and she came in and just said that she saw that there was a cleft lip. Our immediate reaction was just, you know, there’s something wrong and one of the things that she kept saying was, ‘You can see the defect. […]

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Eardrum Hole Surgery – Transcanal Tympanoplasty

Surgery to repair a large hole in the eardrum can be accomplished through the ear canal. First, the skin of the ear canal along with the perforated eardrum is lifted off the bone. A graft is than placed in such a way that it lays under the eardrum after the skin is placed back down […]

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The Metrics of Surgery

The Metrics of Surgery

Many times it’s hard to get experts to tell you what they do. Because they’re so good at it it becomes automated and it actually makes it difficult for them to verbalize it or remember that it’s even important or that someone who’s just beginning doesn’t know how to do that. We are at the […]

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