Archive for August 2020
One of the most valuable things that I think we do as physicians is discuss our practices with each other to propagate knowledge and improve as a community. That is why I was sad to find out that my favorite listserv for discussion of ophthalmology recently decided to shut down. However, I might be saved…Read More
Keloids and Laser Vision Correction?
There is some concern on the part of laser eye surgeons that performing laser vision correction may be higher risk in patients with a history of forming keloids. Keloids are a form of raised scar, and the theoretical link is that these patients have a higher scar forming tendency and therefore might get scarring in…Read More
Laser Correction and Breastfeeding
The prevailing historical thought in laser vision correction is that one should not perform laser vision correction on a patient who is breastfeeding as there can be hormonal effects on the cornea, so the vision correction may not work as intended. There have been some recent articles and opinions that this may not be necessary…Read More
When someone says “eye tattoo,” there are different things that they may be referring too. In this case, I am only referring to a procedure that is known as corneal tattooing. Corneal tattooing is most often done for problems of the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. Why? One of the functions…Read More