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Laser Surgery is a surgical procedure that uses the cutting power of a laser beam to make bloodless cuts in tissue or to remove a surface lesion such as a tumor.
Optegra top tips for healthy eyes this hayfever season

Optegra top tips for healthy eyes this hayfever season

This year's hayfever season is upon us: the temperatures and pollen count start to rise, noses are beginning to run and eyes are starting to itch. [More]
Research on laser assisted drug delivery selected for April 2014 issue of LSM

Research on laser assisted drug delivery selected for April 2014 issue of LSM

Research conducted by Lindsay R. Sklar, M.D., Christopher T. Burnett, M.D., F.A.A.D., Jill S. Waibel, M.D., F.A.A.D., Ronald L. Moy, M.D., F.A.A.D., and David M. Ozog, M.D., F.A.A.D., was selected as Editor’s Choice for the April 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. [More]
A novel device for inhalation drug delivery

A novel device for inhalation drug delivery

Inhalation is an increasingly important route for non-invasive drug delivery for both systemic and local applications. Control of particle size and output plays a critical role in the efficient and effective delivery of oft en expensive medications to the lung. [More]
Loyola pediatric dermatologists now offer same-day appointments to see kids

Loyola pediatric dermatologists now offer same-day appointments to see kids

The next time your baby develops a rash or your teen has a severe acne outbreak, help is just a quick appointment away. Loyola University Health System pediatric dermatologists now offer same-day or next-day appointments to see your child. [More]
Biologists discover new pathway for repairing nerve cells

Biologists discover new pathway for repairing nerve cells

Penn State University molecular biologists have discovered a brand-new pathway for repairing nerve cells that could have implications for faster and improved healing. The researchers describe their findings in a paper titled "Dendrite injury triggers DLK-independent regeneration," which will be published in the 30 January 2014 issue of the journal Cell Reports. [More]
Study: Blue light proves to have powerful bacteria-killing ability

Study: Blue light proves to have powerful bacteria-killing ability

Blue light has proven to have powerful bacteria-killing ability in the laboratory. The potent antibacterial effects of irradiation using light in the blue spectra have now also been demonstrated in human and animal tissues. A series of groundbreaking articles that provide compelling evidence of this effect are published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
New findings by UCI, German researchers could aid in saving sight of millions

New findings by UCI, German researchers could aid in saving sight of millions

Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world's leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide. [More]
Lawsuits related to laser procedures performed by untrained individuals on the rise

Lawsuits related to laser procedures performed by untrained individuals on the rise

Skin-related laser procedures such as hair removal remain one of the most popular elective types of laser surgery performed in the United States today. To meet demand, more non-physicians are performing these procedures than ever before. [More]

Study shows that laser surgery lawsuits against non-physicians on the rise

A new study showing increasing numbers of lawsuits being filed against non-physicians performing laser surgery has important implications for patient safety, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association. [More]
S.M. Rezaian says that the spine degrades following inadequate treatment

S.M. Rezaian says that the spine degrades following inadequate treatment

S.M. Rezaian, MD, FRCS, FICS, PhD has treated well over 13,000 patients throughout his illustrious career in orthopedic medicine. He's truly been an innovator in the field, creating the Rezaian Spinal Fixator and applying minimally-invasive laser back surgery both of which allow for more comprehensive and less risky surgical treatments. [More]
Scientists record atomic motions in real time

Scientists record atomic motions in real time

Call it the ultimate nature documentary. Scientists at the University of Toronto have recorded atomic motions in real time, offering a glimpse into the very essence of chemistry and biology at the atomic level. [More]
Facial plastic surgeon adds Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System into Main Line Center for Laser Surgery

Facial plastic surgeon adds Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System into Main Line Center for Laser Surgery

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jason D. Bloom knows anti-aging. That's why he's just introduced the Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System into the Main Line Center for Laser Surgery where he's committed to helping patients look their best. [More]
Ampio Pharmaceuticals starts Optina clinical trial

Ampio Pharmaceuticals starts Optina clinical trial

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced oral dosing of the first patient in a 505(b)(2) clinical trial of the investigational drug Optina in diabetic macular edema. [More]
Research roundup: Patients hesitant to focus on costs; Increase in primary care demand is uneven

Research roundup: Patients hesitant to focus on costs; Increase in primary care demand is uneven

One way to contain health care spending is to get patients involved in weighing costs of treatment options with their doctors. Researchers recruited 211 medically insured participants to assess their willingness to consider costs when choosing treatments. The authors found that participants generally "preferred better care, even when the relative benefit it offered was marginal, and even when told that the second-best choice still met the threshold of 'good enough' care from a clinician's perspective. [More]
FDA approves Ampio’s IND for Optina for treatment of diabetic macular edema

FDA approves Ampio’s IND for Optina for treatment of diabetic macular edema

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the FDA has accepted the Company's IND for Optina™ for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Ampio plans to commence enrollment in a clinical trial in the first quarter of 2013. The FDA granted Optina™ 505(b)(2) status in July, 2012. Drugs designated under this pathway can be approved on a single trial. [More]
People with glaucoma show delayed eye movement reaction times

People with glaucoma show delayed eye movement reaction times

Rapid eye movements are significantly delayed in patients with glaucoma, even those in the early stages of the disease, research has found. [More]
Gateway Aesthetic announces addition of three new procedures

Gateway Aesthetic announces addition of three new procedures

The Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center in Salt Lake City, Utah is pleased to announce the addition of three new procedures to its broad list of available services in the aesthetics' arena. [More]
Project identifies mechanism behind rapid evolution of male genitals

Project identifies mechanism behind rapid evolution of male genitals

A new collaborative project among researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of Cincinnati has, for the first time, demonstrated experimentally the evolutionary force behind the rapid evolution of male genitals, focusing on a species of seed beetle. [More]
Few physicians recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer

Few physicians recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer

Few physicians recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer rather than pursuing surgery or radiation, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the North Central Section of the American Urological Association's annual meeting Oct. 10-13 in Chicago. [More]
Portable Micro-Plasma Device may help repair skin after laser surgery

Portable Micro-Plasma Device may help repair skin after laser surgery

A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team has designed a Portable Micro-Plasma Device (PMPD) that may be the ultimate solution to repairing the skin after laser surgery. [More]