Bozena Jachna, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

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Refractive surgery

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Laser refractive surgery is increasingly popular as a mode of permanent vision correction. The goal of the surgery is to modify the shape of the cornea and thus correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and/or presbyopia. A relatively new technique, it has developed rapidly over the past 35…

Glaucoma surgery

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Glaucoma (Greek: “opacity of the crystalline lens”) is a condition in which there is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) which may eventually compress blood flow to the optic nerve, leading to eventual blindness. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. It…

Corneal Transplantation

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Corneal transplantation is an outpatient procedure utilizing corneal tissue from a cadaver. The graft can be either partial (lamellar keratoplasty) or full (penetrating keratoplasty) and involve synthetic tissue or stem cells. Transplantation is usually indicated after visual loss from corneal cloudiness or distortion in shape secondary…

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