Waring was a principal investigator in the clinical trials for intracorneal rings, and has been instrumental in the development and study of bilateral photorefractive keratectomy
and LASIK for refractive correction.
approved to use the VISX machine in test procedures known as Phototherapeutic Keratectomy
(PTK) and Photorefractive Keratectomy
By the mid-1990s, PRK - photorefractive keratectomy
- had become an accepted method for fixing myopic eyes.
the United States for Photorefractive Keratectomy
for laser correction
The pot of gold in front of both groups is a relatively new - and expensive - laser procedure known as photorefractive keratectomy
, which corrects nearsightedness by slightly flattening the cornea.
today announced its plans to bring Photorefractive Keratectomy
for laser correction of nearsightedness directly to patients by forming an alliance with leading academic medical institutions.
Food and Drug Administration for photorefractive keratectomy
(PRK), a surgical procedure that corrects distance vision by reshaping the cornea.
Nasdaq: VISN: Common: VISNW and VISNZ-Warrants) today announced that its Philadelphia-based excimer laser has begun treating phototherapeutic keratectomy
Nasdaq: VISN-Common; VISNW and VISNZ-Warrants) today announced that it will soon begin to offer access to an excimer laser for phototherapeutic keratectomy
In April 2005, Inspire began enrolling patients in a Phase 2 pilot clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of diquafosol tetrasodium ophthalmic solution 2% versus placebo in improving corneal wound healing following photorefractive keratectomy
The president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that this new form of surgery, termed phototherapeutic keratectomy
, is a significant advance in the surgery for some forms of ocular disease.
McDonald has been the principal investigator of three National Eye Institute grants for the study of refractive surgery: radial keratotomy (at the LSU Clinical Center for the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) study), epikeratophakia, and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy
, as well as numerous industrial grants.