LASIK, PRK, Laser Eye Surgery

PRK, LASIK, What's New

Press releases, news bits and other information that is new and pertinent to PRK, LASIK, and other laser eye surgery techniques. You can also find any new changes or additions to the PRK & LASIK Today Web Site.
For detailed information including photos of the LASIK procedure, please visit our sister web site

All About Cataracts, Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implantation

Site Links to Non-Profit and Research Facilities such as Ophthalmic and Medical Associations and Universities. (March 26, 1998)

Price, Payment Options, Patient Financing
A new section on price, payment options and patient financing.

Night Vision -
For information about "Night Vision" please view the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Press Release

Press Release - October 21, 2002, Alcon’s LADARVision Approved by FDA for Customized LASIK Surgery

Press Release - June 4, 2001, Nidek Receives Amended Medical Device License from Health Canada - Surgeons can now treat farsighted patients

Press Release - September 26, 2000, LADARVision® System Receives FDA Approval for Farsightedness With Astigmatism Correction Using LASIK and for Mixed Astigmatism Using LASIK

Press Release - June 30, 2000, FDA Approves Sunrise Technologies Hyperion™ LTK System

Press Release - January 24, 2000, Summit Technology Medical Advisory Board Member Michael Gordon, MD To Perform Laser Vision Correction Procedure Using Breakthrough Eye-Tracking Laser Technology

Press Release - November 1, 1999, Autonomous LASIK Hyperopic PMA Accepted For Filing By FDA

Press Release - October 15, 1999, First Human Laser Vision Correction Surgery using Autonomous CustomCornea® Wavefront Technology performed by Marguerite McDonald, MD.

Press Release - July 26, 1999, FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Summit Laser for Widest Ranges of Myopia and Astigmatism with LASIK

Press Release - April 29, 1999, Summit Technology Acquires Autonomous Technologies Corporation

Press Release - December 23, 1998, Summit Technology, Inc. Receives 510k Clearance To Market Krumeich-Barraquer Microkeratome In The United States

Press Release - November 3, 1998, FDA Approves Autonomous Technologies' LADARVision™ System - Company Announces U.S. Product Launch

Press Release -March 12, 1998, FDA Approves Summit's Emphasis™ Disc to Treat Myopic Astigmatism

Press Release - June 24, 1997, Visx Receives FDA Approval to Treat Myopic Astigmatism

Surgery for Hyperopia and Presbyopia - Edited by Dr. Neal A Sher. A new textbook on the Surgery for Hyperopia and Presbyopia, the first book dedicated to this topic, which was published in 1997 by Williams and Wilkins.
November 18, 1997

Bulletin - The Excise/GST News (Summer 1996) -
PRK is GST exempt.
For detailed information with actual photos of the LASIK procedure, please visit our sister web site

For more information contact:
Dr. Murray McFadden
(BSc, MD, FRCS(C), Diplomate of the American
Board of Ophthalmology)

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