22. November 2022
Did you know? 10 interesting facts about laser eye surgery
Laser eye surgery is a fascinating branch of medicine. Thanks to continuous technological advancements and increasingly powerful and enhanced lasers, treating short-sightedness is easier, safer and more convenient than ever. Even though we are all aware of the almighty powers of modern technology, there are still several aspects of laser eye surgery that continue to surprise people and may even seem utopian to some. What are they? Below, you’ll find a list of the 10 most interesting facts about laser eye surgery!
27. October 2022
What is vision like years after a laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is the world's most popular elective surgical procedure, with over 30 million laser surgeries performed annually. Additionally, it is one of the safest surgeries, with a very high success rate and a low risk of complications. However, in the context of medical history, laser refractive surgery is a relatively young field. It has been nearly 40 years since the first laser surgery, and it became widely popular among the general public around 30 years ago.
7. August 2013
App provides extra eyes on the road
A few high-end cars already come with technology that will issue a warning—or even brake automatically—if the dashboard computer thinks a crash is imminent. Now, for those of us who can’t afford this luxury extra, there’s a smart-phone app that aims to do something similar.
4. August 2013
An artificial retina can restore the vision of the blind?
Patients with blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa can now get a light-detecting microchip implanted in one of their retinas. A sight-restoring implant approved for sale in the European Union on Wednesday is the second artificial retina to become available in the region.
1. August 2013
A globetrotting Schwind engineer at KSA
A few days ago we had Daniel, a Schwind engineer, at KSA Vision Clinic to do a regular check-up for our laser. Daniel visits a new country almost every week thanks to his job. This year he’s already been to South America a couple of times and was in Moscow just before he came to Tallinn.
31. July 2013
Fighter pilots get ‘X-ray vision’ with new helmet
A new kind of helmet developed in the UK gives fighter pilots 'X-ray vision', enabling them to see outside the aircraft in every direction, including through its solid metal hull.
25. July 2013
Bug's eyes inspire new digital cameras
A team of researchers has created the first digital cameras with designs that mimic ocular systems of dragonflies, bees and other insects. This technology offers exceptionally wide-angle fields of view, with low aberrations, high acuity to motion, and nearly infinite depth of field.
16. May 2013
Paralyzed patients communicate by controlling their pupils
A team of brain scientists has demonstrated that some people with locked-in syndrome are able to answer yes-or-no questions by widening their pupils.