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LeBron James undergoes Lasik eye surgery

September 13, 2007
USA Today Sports
James had Lasik eye surgery over the weekend to improve his vision, according to Dr. Kerry Assil, who performed the procedure at The Assil Eye Institute in Beverly Hills, Calif.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/cavaliers/2007-09-13-lebron-lasik_N.htm

FDA Approves CustomVue Monovision LASIK

July 12, 2007
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for marketing the first LASIK device designed for treating one eye to see far away objects and the other eye for close-up vision.
http://www.furlongvision.com/fda_approves_lasik.html

Over 40? LASIK Eye Surgery Succeeds

April 20, 2007
CBS News
More and more baby boomers are having laser eye surgery to free themselves from contacts, bifocals, and even reading glasses. Patients in their 60s were just as likely to have good outcomes as those in their 40s and 50s.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/20/health/webmd/main2712806.shtml

LASIK eye surgery: Alternative to corrective lenses

December 15, 2006
Mayo Clinic
Find out how LASIK is preformed, what risks are involved, how to prepare for the surgery, and what you can expect after the procedure is completed.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lasik-eye-surgery/EY00002

Laser Surgery Can Improve Vision Problems

December 06, 2006
Staywell Custom Communications
Explains the process, risk factors, and benefits of LASIK.
http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/eye/eye-care/eyeglasses-lenses/improve-vision

Laser Eye Surgeries Safe and Effective

November 17, 2006
ABCNews.com
The latest research shows that eye surgeries are a safe and effective option for clear vision. Click the link below to watch an ABC News video about safe LASIK surgery.
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2662913&affil=wmdt

Laser Eye Surgeries Safe and Effective

June 7, 2005
Joan Raymond, Newsweek
New advances have increased the number of surgical options for patients who want to get rid of their eyeglasses. Here's a rundown of the most popular.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8129050/site/newsweek/

Eye Health: LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

October 1, 2005
WebMD
Laser in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a popular surgical approach used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. WebMD explains the advantages and disadvantages, potential side effects, how to prepare, what happens during and what should you expect after LASIK Laser Eye Surgery.
http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/LASIK-laser-eye-surgery

Refractive surgery in the United States Army, 2000-2003.

February 2005
NCBI PubMed
This program has provided excellent outcomes and enhanced the overall readiness of over 16,000 Army service members. Reports of night vision difficulties, LASIK flap dislocation, and dry eye are infrequent, and do not seem to have a significant negative impact on military operations or individual readiness.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=
15691549&ordinalpos=5&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.
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LASIK 3D Animation

January 7, 2005
HealthCentral
What is LASIK surgery? LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. See how LASIK surgery is performed.
http://www.healthcentral.com/animation/408/42.html

Bye-Bye Bifocals

November 2004
Prevention Magazine
Reading the fine print without glasses. No more searching for lost readers.

Literature Review of LASIK Shows Benefits, Challenges

August 23, 2004
Science Daily
A 15-year literature review on LASIK confirms positive feedback on LASIK.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/08/040820083945.htm

Lasik Eye Surgery Not Recommended Just Before of After Pregnancy

December 20, 2000
Laser Surgery For Eyes
The increasingly popular surgical correction for near- and far-sightedness called LASIK surgery is not recommended for women who have recently had a baby or who are planning a baby soon, according to doctors at the New York Eye Surgery Center in New York City.
http://www.lasersurgeryforeyes.com/pregnancy_complications.html

Are You Ready to Dump Your Glasses

October 11, 1999
Time Magazine
This cover article in Time Magazine explains the benefits, technological advances, and success stories related to LASIK.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,992199,00.html

Eye Of Tiger Is Strictly On Winning

November 8 1999
USA Today Sports

With all of the information available today on Internet, you could spend hours and hours researching press coverage about LASIK. And while the majority of press coverage in existence has been positive or neutral, there is also a large amount of negative coverage. Above, we list links to articles touting the benefits or "positives" of LASIK. In an effort to understand the risks or "negatives", or to read some other articles that present an "anti-LASIK" perspective, click here.