Today Dr. Moshirfar and Dr. Hoopes, Sr. will perform the first SMILE procedures in the state of Utah. If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for LASIK, you may have a new reason to SMILE : ) SMILE, an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, was FDA approved in September of 2016. It is […]
ReLEx SMILE The world of laser corrective eye surgery is about to take another step forward. In the fall of 2016 the FDA approved the ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) technique for myopia (nearsightedness) using the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser. This marks the 3rd generation of laser corrective eye surgery. First […]
What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea, the transparent dome-like tissue on the front of the eye. It is the most common corneal dystrophy in the U.S., affecting approximately one in every 2,000 Americans or approximately 170,000 people. Keratoconus causes the cornea to bulge from its normal symmetric dome-like […]
Presbyopia, what we colloquially refer to as “after-40 vision,” is certainly nothing new. A progressive loss of ability to focus on near objects, usually manifesting in our forties, has been a known and medically described phenomenon since at least the 1st century CE. By the late 18th century, the term presbyopia had been coined […]
The eye’s natural lens is normally elastic and flexible. It works like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus our vision. This lets us switch our gaze from something near to something far away – for example, a driver looking from the traffic ahead, down to the speedometer in front of him, and […]
During cataract surgery the cloudy, natural lens of the eye is removed, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or IOL, is inserted into the eye. The IOL most commonly used in cataract surgery is a monofocal lens, which only allows the person to see at a distance, with closer objects being out of […]
Over the years the myths surrounding LASIK have grown. What does the research show us about these misconceptions?