How Long Does LASIK Surgery Take?

Have you been considering LASIK surgery and wonder how long does the procedure take? A typical stay at Shady Grove Ophthalmology for LASIK is about 2 hours.  The most amazing part is that the laser surgery procedure itself only takes about 8 to 10 minutes per eye. ...

New Layer of the Human Cornea is Discovered

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered a previously undetected new layer of the human cornea.  This new breakthrough may help eye surgeons to improve results for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants. The new layer is called the...

NIH statement on Glaucoma Awareness Month, January 2012

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans. The National Eye Institute (NEI) leads research toward better prevention, detection, and treatment of this often silent but devastating disease. During Glaucoma...

Makers of Bionic Eye Receive Eight Millionth Patent

The Argus II retinal prosthesis, developed by Second Sight, Inc., with funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI), was recognized September 8, 2011, in honor of being the 8 millionth patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Argus...

Decorative Contact Lenses

Around Halloween time, health experts fear that consumers will harm their eyes with unapproved decorative contact lenses. These are contact lenses that some people use to temporarily change their eye color or to make their eyes look weird — for example, giving them an...