07.04.2009

Laser eye surgery in the US "can now be more accurate"

Laser eye surgery in the US "can now be more accurate"

By Adrian Galbreth

Governmental approval for a laser eye surgery procedure in the US has made the treatment more accurate, it has been claimed.

Kevin Niksarli, head of the Manhattan Lasik Centre, welcomed the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration of iLASIK surgery for monovision.

He said that this will benefit people with presbyopia because their vision can be corrected more accurately by surgeons regarding both near and distance vision.

In addition, he said that the versatility of LASIK has been improved.

Niksarli, who believes that about 100 million Americans suffer from presbyopia or will do by 2016, urged patients to discuss all their options with their eye doctor to find the one that best suits them.

Earlier this month, Optician Online reported how the World Health Organisation and World Council of Optometry (WCO) are continuing a partnership which includes researching presbyopia in particular places.

Robert Chappell, president of the WCO, said his organisation was "delighted" that the alliance is still going.

by Emily Tait


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