Laser Eye Surgery 5 (130)

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery LASIK is eye surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist using a laser. About three million procedures are performed each year. LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. Vision defects are caused by¬†irregularities in the cornea, the clear front covering…

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Important Breakthroughs are saving lives 5 (1)

Millions of people are living longer and in better health, thanks to major advances in medical technology that have produced new high-quality, cost-effective therapies. Half a century ago, a pacemaker used to treat cardiac arrhythmia was the size of a hockey puck. Today, it’s smaller than a AAA battery. Since 1980, medical technology has reduced…

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