Eye Talk Episode 10 - LASIK with Dr. Bob Melrose

LASIK surgery has provided permanent vision correction for millions of Americans since it was first approved in 1999, and Dr. Bob Melrose has provided pre- and post-surgery consultation for thousands of patients during his career. In this episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Bob explains how the evaluation process, surgery, and recovery work, plus the essential factors that should be checked before undergoing the procedure.

Then, Dr. Bob checks in with Joni Bauer from the Stockton Community Center for the Blind. Joni shares the Center's mission and how they serve the visually impaired community of San Joaquin County.

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Common Vision Conditions: Nearsightedness

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Patients always want to know, “Am I nearsighted or farsighted?” but the more they think about it, the more confused they get. It’s really very simple: your prescription is named after what is easier for you to see without glasses. Without glasses, people with nearsightedness (or myopia) see better up close than far away. The larger your prescription, the closer objects need to be for you to see them clearly.

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The Oculus Pentacam: My Personal Experience

Brookside Optometric Group recently acquired a new scanning device to increase the effectiveness of our care for our patients. The Oculus Pentacam is an amazing device that can measure the parameters of every anatomical structure in the eye up to the retina. Combining this device with our Optical Coherence Tomagrapher (OCT)—which analyzes the individual cellular levels of the retina—we now have the ability to determine the root cause of all visual problems that are anatomically linked within the eye.

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2017 Refractive Surgery Updates

Refractive surgery to help rid people of the need for glasses is one of eye care’s most rapidly changing specialties. It has evolved from the early days of incision RK surgery to the advent of laser procedures and corneal implantation surgeries.

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How to evaluate whether or not you are working with the correct laser center for LASIK eye surgery

Not a day goes by where a patient of mine does not ask me about LASIK eye surgery. This life changing surgery has been available in the United States since 1999 and it is estimated that over 600,000 people have this procedure performed every year. Sadly not all LASIK centers are the same and it is important to know how to determine if the center you are working with is the best choice for you.

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