O! The Oprah Magazine Features
USAEyes.org Lasik Patient Advocacy Organization
Insights on Current
Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Strengths and Concerns
Are Contributed to the Popular Women's Publication
by USAEyes.org Founder
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June
6 /Forbes.com/ -- "We have been in the New
York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall
Street Journal, even Fox News, but Oprah
... now that is something," muses Glenn
Hagele, Executive Director and founder of
USAEyes.org, a nonprofit patient advocacy
that evaluates and certifies Lasik doctors.
"The power of any affiliation with Oprah
cannot be underestimated, and it is delightful
to be included."
The June issue if O,
The Oprah Magazine features a comprehensive
article about Lasik laser eye surgery that
includes contributions from Hagele, Kathryn
Colby, MD, PhD, director of the Joint Clinical
Research Center at the Massachusetts Eye
and Ear Infirmary, and Deepinder Dhaliwal,
MD, chief of cornea and refractive surgery
at the University of Pittsburgh.
Lasik laser eye surgery
was developed ten years ago to reshape the
cornea (clear front of the eye) and reduce
the need for glasses and contact lenses.
Most patients are able to return to normal
activities within hours or days. Although
over 5 million surgeries have been performed
worldwide, Lasik is not for everyone, according
"Lasik may be appropriate
for the vast majority of people, but sometimes
something else is better," says Hagele.
"The very well presented article in Oprah's
magazine includes information about new
'helper lenses' that can be placed inside
the eye for people who have very bad vision
and new laser and non-laser technology to
reduce the need for glasses. I was delighted
to see Oprah's article's emphasis on surgeon
"The single most important
decision for someone considering Lasik is
the choice of doctor. There are so many
options and evaluations that the advice
and abilities of a highly skilled surgeon
are required," adds Hagele.
certifies Lasik doctors who meet patient
outcomes requirements and publishes at
the helpful 50 Tough Questions For Your
Lasik Doctor to assist a patient screen
a potential surgeon.
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