Health & Fitness:Medicine
Unexplained Eye Pain: The Causes, the Problems and the Treatment
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Perry Rosenthal discuss the following:
SUMMARY: If you're going to have LASIK, be aware of all the potential risks, including devastating eye pain which, while it affects only a small percentage of people who have had LASIK, is a real issue.
Perry Rosenthal, MD, founder of the nonprofit Boston EyePain Foundation, specialized in ophthalmology through the residency program of Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. As a resident, he founded the Infirmary’s first Contact Lens Service at the “suggestion” of Professor Edwin P Dunphy, then chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and a visionary who understood the potential of hard contact lenses to improve vision impaired by corneal diseases. Dr. Rosenthal quickly discovered that the usefulness of first generation commercial contact lenses was severely limited by blocking corneal access to oxygen needed to support their metabolism. In effect, these devices asphyxiated the corneas while they were worn. The solution was obvious and Rosenthal co-founded Polymer Technology to develop rigid contact lens plastics that ‘breathed” and compatible solutions known as the Boston Lens™ products. The company was subsequently acquired by Bausch & Lomb.
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