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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.
Study explores better treatment options for patients with optic disc pits

Study explores better treatment options for patients with optic disc pits

New research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is showing less is more when it comes to the treatment of optic disc pits--a rare eye condition. [More]
UT Southwestern dermatologist improves technique to treat skin discoloration from vitiligo

UT Southwestern dermatologist improves technique to treat skin discoloration from vitiligo

A UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatologist has improved a technique to transplant pigment cells that can repair the affected area of skin discoloration from vitiligo. [More]
Study reveals positive long-term effects of new facelift technique in comparison to autologous fat transfers

Study reveals positive long-term effects of new facelift technique in comparison to autologous fat transfers

Patients striving to look younger for longer can now benefit from the same great results in fewer surgical procedures and at a lower cost. [More]
Novel survey shows high rates of tattoo-related infection, itching and swelling in New Yorkers

Novel survey shows high rates of tattoo-related infection, itching and swelling in New Yorkers

In what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the United States, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that as many as 6 percent of adult New Yorkers who get "inked" — in other words, those who get a tattoo — have experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, severe itching or swelling that lasted longer than four months and, in some cases, for many years. [More]
Lumenis and top urologists to host instructive workshop series at AUA 2015

Lumenis and top urologists to host instructive workshop series at AUA 2015

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications announced today that the company will host an educational symposium, in collaboration with nationally distinguished urologists, and an instructive workshop series at the American Urological Association's (AUA) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held in New Orleans, La., from May 15 – 19, 2015. [More]
Touch surgery awarded Rising Star award at Founders Forum

Touch surgery awarded Rising Star award at Founders Forum

The accolade of Smart Nation Rising Star comes on the heels a public announcement that the Touch Surgery app is now used by over 200,000 surgeons in every country on earth... [More]
Johns Hopkins researcher helps discover effectiveness of three drugs for treating patients with DME

Johns Hopkins researcher helps discover effectiveness of three drugs for treating patients with DME

A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three drugs -- Eylea, Avastin and Lucentis -- used to treat diabetic macular edema are all effective. They also discovered that Eylea outperformed the other two drugs when vision loss was moderate to severe. [More]
Ranibizumab drug reverses diabetes-related blindness

Ranibizumab drug reverses diabetes-related blindness

Ranibizumab, a prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss, also reverses vision loss caused by diabetes among Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites, according to a new study led by investigators from the University of Southern California Eye Institute. [More]
New laser technology shows promise for cancer treatment

New laser technology shows promise for cancer treatment

Surgeons rely on 200-year-old technology when removing cancer--sight and touch--to determine how much to remove and what to leave alone. Laser technology pioneered at Florida Atlantic University has the promise to help a surgeon better determine if an area is cancer or healthy tissue. Moreover, when combined with laser treatment for cancer, this work lays the groundwork for laser robotic treatment of cancer. [More]
Surgery simulator app: an interview with Jean Nehme

Surgery simulator app: an interview with Jean Nehme

Touch Surgery is a mobile surgical simulation app that allows surgeons to learn and rehearse surgical procedures. It provides a cognitive map for operations on a virtual patient. [More]
Massachusetts Eye and Ear offers femtosecond laser technology to Boston-area patients

Massachusetts Eye and Ear offers femtosecond laser technology to Boston-area patients

Patients choosing cataract surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear may now elect to have laser-assisted cataract surgery with the femtosecond LensSx® Laser. The hospital is one of the few in New England to offer the advanced technology, which enables surgeons to more precisely perform cataract surgery aided by a computer-controlled laser. [More]
Early review: Open payments database not so open

Early review: Open payments database not so open

The new federal website, which was created to provide information about financial links between physicians and the drug industry, is not user-friendly, notes The Associated Press. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal digs into the data to see what it shows about the ties between medical professionals and the drug industry. [More]
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]
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