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Vidyya Medical News Service For 10-December-2000:

The following stories appear in full on today's Vidyya Medical News Service Web site.

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The goal of today's Vidyya is to provide objective information about LASIK surgery.

For more information: Learning About LASIK

Use this FDA approved checklist can help patients decide if they are candidates for LASIK surgery. The list ask questions regarding possible effects on career, ability to take risks and finding the right physician/surgeon.

For more information: LASIK Surgery Checklist

How would a patient know an approved laser from an experimental one? They wouldn't. For that matter how would health professionals know? Get a comprehensive list of all FDA approved excimer lasers in today's issue.

For more information: FDA-Approved Lasers For LASIK

There's no doubt about it. Patient and professional need to speak the same language in order for the patient to understand the basics of any procedure. Get a comprehensive list of vocabulary words that might crop up in any presurgical conversation about LASIK.

For more information: LASIK Glossary

Most patients are very pleased with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are risks involved. That's why it is important for patients to understand the limitations and possible complications of refractive surgery. Finding the proper practitioner is equally important. Patients are warned not to make decisions based on cost or advertising but on education and referral.

For more information: What Are The Risks? How To Find The Right Doctor.

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