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Stahl Eye Center Studies Effect of Restasis on Laser Vision Correction
Stahl Eye Center, Inc., today announced a new scientific study on the effect of RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion on patients undergoing laser vision correction.
By: Stahl Eye Center
Participants in the study will be treated with the medication twice a day for a month, including right after surgery, to permanently improve visual acuity. Restasis is more commonly indicated to treat Dry Eye Syndrome by increasing the eyes’ natural ability to produce tears.
Marc Werner, M.D., Partner at Stahl Eye Center, said, “This study will analyze the effect of restasis on patient comfort, healing time and clarity of vision during rehabilitation after LASIK surgery. Stahl remains in the forefront of laser vision correction, and we hope this innovation will make our use of bladeless LASIK even more effective.”
Dr. Werner and his colleagues estimate the study will include hundreds of participants who will each be treated with restasis and analyzed on a regular basis using a series of metrics. Restasis was originally developed to treat Dry Eye Syndrome because prior treatments using over-the-counter tear drops provided only temporary relief.
Participants in the study will first undergo Stahl’s bladeless LASIK through the
Intralase® method. Intralase uses tiny bursts of laser light for increased safety compared to the mechanical metal blade otherwise employed during the first step of the LASIK procedure. Other benefits include a decrease in corneal scarring, increased surgical accuracy and improved low-light vision compared to standard LASIK.
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Stahl Eye Center, a full-service ophthalmology practice treating newborns through the elderly, is a multi-specialty organization providing both routine eye care and complex microsurgical procedures. It treats cataracts and macular degeneration, offers ophthalmic plastic surgery and practices neuro-ophthalmology.
Marc Werner, M.D., Partner at Stahl Eye Center, received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois. The other Stahl partners are Benjamin Chang, M.D. and Thierry Hufnagel, M.D. Their full qualifications are available on the company web site.
Stahl Eye Center operates three branches, one in Manhattan and two in Long Island, in Garden City and Hauppauge.