Research shows dark chocolate may improve eyesight

Latest Research Shows Dark Chocolate May Improve Eyesight

Much to the delight of choco-holics everywhere, researchers continue to investigate the potential health benefits of the tasty elixir of the cocoa bean. The health benefits of chocolate are thought to originate with flavanols – potent antioxidant compounds – found naturally in significant concentrations in the cocoa bean. The latest research, published in the current…

Research Compares Risk of Microbial Keratitis From Contacts and LASIK

Microbial keratitis is a relatively rare complication associated with contact lens use, as well as LASIK postoperatively. It is an infection of the cornea, the surface of your eye, and it can result in serious and even sight-threatening consequences for the health of your eye and vision. A study published in the January issue of…

What You Need To Know About the PROWL Studies

Two new PROWL studies published online in the JAMA Ophthalmology shed new and important light on patient experiences after LASIK surgery. What is PROWL? The goal of the FDA’s PROWL (Patient Reported Outcomes with LASIK) studies was to validate a new questionnaire that gives patients an accurate and complete way to report their experience with…

Latest Global LASIK Scientific Literature Review Published

In 2009, the first global LASIK scientific literature review – entitled “LASIK World Literature Review – Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction” – was published.  The study’s authors reviewed nearly 3,000 LASIK studies published between 1988 – 2008. The data reported on the procedure’s performance and safety supported an outstanding patient satisfaction rate (95.4%). The…

Clinical Research: The Science Behind LASIK

Clinical research, including stories about health and medicine are popular in the news today.  Whether on TV, in a newspaper or online, its likely you’ve seen reports about a “clinical study” or “clinical research.”  These stories often include compelling stats and comparisons and these findings often make good headlines.  However, headlines – or news stories…

First Study to Compare Visual Satisfaction of LASIK to Contact Lenses over 3 Years; LASIK Patients Far More Satisfied

A clinical study published in the August issues of the medical journal Ophthalmology compared patient reported data from contact lens users and LASIK patients over a three-year period with study participants completing a survey about their vision and visual satisfaction each year.  Historically, because LASIK is a surgical procedure, “there is a natural tendency to compare the outcomes…

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