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+LASIK explained

LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most people, LASIK provides a long-lasting alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

LASIK is most similar to another surgical corrective procedure, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and LASEK. All represent advances over radial keratotomy in the surgical treatment of refractive errors of vision. For patients with moderate to high myopia or thin corneas which cannot be treated with LASIK and PRK, the phakic intraocular lens is an alternative. As of 2011, over 11 million LASIK procedures had been performed in the United States and as of 2009 over 28 million have been performed worldwide.

+Is Laser Eye Surgery right for you?

The LASIK procedure itself is the same for both Traditional and Custom LASIK. During the Custom LASIK procedure, a comprehensive map of the patient’s eye is created, while Traditional LASIK relies on feedback from less detailed measurements. Traditional LASIK surgery is effective for treating lower-order aberrations, such as myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. Custom LASIK treats lower-order aberrations as well as higher-order aberrations, which can help minimize complications such as halos, glare and starbursts.

+Adult Acne: How common is it?

Acne isn’t just a problem for teenagers. Many adults also have acne. Around 80% of adult acne cases affect women, thought to be because of changing hormone levels during periods, pregnancy, medical conditions such as PCOS, or as a side effect of medication.

+Why mold removal is so important

Besides being unsightly, mold, especially Black Mold, can cause a series of health problems including: sinus problems, headaches, dizziness, decreased attention, skin rashes, runny nose, flu-like symptoms and nausea. Mold has even been linked to tremors, kidney problems and infertility.

+What causes a bad breath?

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It's no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don't address the cause of the problem.

Certain foods, health conditions and habits are among the causes of bad breath. In many cases, you can improve bad breath with consistent proper dental hygiene. If simple self-care techniques don't solve the problem, see your dentist or physician to be sure a more serious condition isn't causing your bad breath.

+Do You Need A Mobility Scooter?

A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motorscooter. It is often referred to as a power-operated vehicle/scooter or electric scooter as well.