2010

Males at Highest Risk for Eye Injuries.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Approximately 2.5 million Americans suffer eye injuries every year.   Almost 75% of these injuries happen to males.   Young men make up the largest sub-group.  Even though millions of people are enjoying the freedom and clarity of LASIK vision correction, this highlights the importance of eye protection when indicated.  Here are DLC we are aggressive advocates...  read more

Newly available strobe glasses for elite athlete training highlight the need for perfect vision.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Glasses like these have been used for years to train elite athletes to process information faster.   The glasses black out for very short periods of time forcing the brain to process information quicker and re-acquire a target faster.  Advanced training techniques like this could even be used by the general population to increase things such...  read more

Think about Flex and Health Savings Account Savings

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

  Remember that legislation is in place that may dramatically reduce the maximum amount of money you can contribute to flex.  If this is enacted, it could start next year and greatly reduce the tax savings for medical related expenses (including LASIK).   Most HR departments are on top of this and instructing employees of...  read more

First patient in Austin to receive corneal cross-linking

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

  The first patient to ever recieive corneal cross-linking in Austin, Texas underwent their procedure at Dell Laser Consultants today.  This is a revolutionary treatmemt and may eventually help hundreds of Texans from blindness or corneal transplants.

New study shows that low levels of exposure to tobacco smoke affects the lungs

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

A single cigarette produces enough smoke to alter genes in the lungs according to a study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  This could have consequences for your vision as well.  We know that smokers are more prone to cataracts and macular degeneration.  Considering the amount of people that are exposed...  read more

Corneal Cross-Linking Specifics

Friday, September 24th, 2010

  We have been overwhelmed with inquiries by the medical community and public with regards to this study.  We would like to address concerns on an individual basis, but here is some basics that can help everyone out.  1. The study will enrol patients 12 years of age and older 2. A diagnosis of keratoconus...  read more

DLC to start enrolling patients in Corneal Collagen Cross-linking study(CXL).

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Corneal collagen cross-linking strengthens the cornea by allowing it to re-form new cross-links between the collagen fibers. These new cross-links help strengthen the cornea which stops the thinning process and further loss of vision.  This procedure can be used to slow or stop the progression of degenerative corneal conditions such as keratoconus and ectasia.  A...  read more

Dr. Cunningham to Testify to The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

On Wednesday Sept 8th, Dr. Cunningham will testify in front of The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and Joint Committee on Oversight of Health and Human Services Eligibility System. His main goal is to increase patient access to eye doctors.Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population.Early and regular eye exams could...  read more

Dr. Dell becomes the second surgeon in the United States to perform LASER cataract surgery.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Laser Cataract SurgeryDr. Dell used the same laser technology (femtosecond) that we use for LASIK eye surgery to perform a pioneering cataract surgery. The femtosecond laser that he is using is capable of creating corneal incisions, precise anterior capsulotomy, and lens fragmentation. These are considered the most critical steps of cataracts surgery. This is the...  read more

Estimates of Global Cost of Vision Loss at $3 Trillion

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Global visual loss costs nearly $3 trillion for the 733 million people living with low vision and blindness worldwide in 2010, according to a report from the AMD Alliance International (AMDAI). A key recommendation of the expert panel was frequent screenings for people with diabetes and the elderly.   Read more at www.amdalliance.org/en/