I was waiting for the bus at the bus station when I noticed a guy, maybe in his late 30's, reading a newspaper in a very odd way. He positioned his face very close to the paper about 2-3 inches away. Then, unexpectedly a man in a boy scout costume sat beside me and started talking...
"That condition is called near sightedness or also known by its medical term as Myopia. Myopia is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed.
Those with myopia see near objects clearly but far away objects appear blurred. With myopia, the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too steep, so images are focused in the vitreous inside the eye rather than on the retina at the back of the eye. The opposite defect of myopia is hyperopia or "farsightedness" or "long-sightedness"—this is where the cornea is too flat or the eye is too small."
What a surprise! The guy talking to me and giving all this unsolicited trivia is non other than Kuya Kim, the famous TV host of the educational TV Show Matanglawin.
So I asked, him, "Kuya Kim what is the most effective treatment for Myopia?"
Kuya Kim answered right away, "LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive eye surgery for treating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by ophthalmologists using a laser. LASIK is similar to other surgical corrective procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) though it provides benefits such as faster patient recovery. Both LASIK and PRK represent advances over radial keratotomy in the surgical treatment of vision problems, and are thus viable alternatives to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses for many patients. "
Thank you so much Kuya Kim.
When I got home, I hurriedly googled LASIK and these are the following things I've found out:
-- *Lasik is the most often performed surgery in the US.
-- *Lasik vision recovery can be as little as a few hours, but most see well in about a day or two.
-- *Lasik normally has no pain.
-- *US Lasik results data is available at http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik-results-1.htm
-- *General Lasik information and surgery video available at http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik.htm
-- *Stahl Eye Center has been serving patients for more than 35 years.
-- *The Stahl Eye Center doctors’ patient outcomes have been independently verified by nonprofit Lasik patient advocacy USAEyes to meet or exceed the national norms for Lasik results. Fewer than 100 doctors nationwide have attained this certification.
-- *Stahl Eye Center doctors such as Dr. Thierry Hufnagel are graduates from top universities such as UCLA, John Hopkins and Yale.
Note: This is a sponsored post by The Stahl Eye Center through payperpost.com. Thank you.
Disclaimer: The story setting mentioned above was just a fiction. The TV host Kuya Kim is not affiliated with The Stahl Eye Center.