Eyesight is something that is often taken for granted, until you start to lose it. Your eyes are part of your everyday life. They are required in every activity that you undertake. Those who are able-sighted are accustomed to life with their sight. Losing your eyesight later on in life is an obstacle that is difficult to overcome. Of course if you have never had your eyesight you adapt to life without it.
The Rochester Nomogram
Technical and medical advancements over the years have brought to light techniques which have yielded phenomenal results. The Rochester Nomogram was developed and created by physicians and scientists from Rochester University. The technology has resulted in results that are astonishing. It is considered a step forward for surgeries currently in use such as LASIK surgery. The technology was first tested in 2006. The road to success was long, but in 2011 the procedure was approved by the FDA.
What Does The Rochester Nomogram Do?
It has been widely reported that patient who undergo laser surgery to the eyes often come out on the other side with 20/20 vision, however, they are either slightly near-sighted or far-sighted. Refractive surgery has affects on the eyes that cause this anomaly. The Rochester Nomogram is used to adjust the way the laser interact with the eyesight during the surgery. It results in a reduction of the instance of near or far-sightedness following the procedure.
Who Is Responsible?
While the studies and development were carried out at Rochester University by a highly competent team of scientists and physicians, it was Scott McRae, MD who led them on their exploits. McRae, a refractive surgeon, helped to develop the formula which has yielded results that are unmatched by any other procedure.
The loss of your eyesight is often unexpected and always creates almost unbearable obstacles. Through technological and medical advancements you are able to protect yourself from the experience that most dread.