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So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For Farsightedness

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January 20, 1999
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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For nearly a decade, nearsighted individuals have benefited from the development and FDA approval of techniques and technology for laser-assisted vision correction. For these nearsighted Americans, laser vision correction opened the exciting possibility of seeing clearly without the aid of either glasses or contact lenses. Now, with the approval by the FDA of VISX Excimer Laser Systems (TM) for hyperopia, farsighted individuals for the first time can also enjoy the same opportunity.

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 1999) -- For nearly a decade, nearsighted individuals have benefited from the development and FDA approval of techniques and technology for laser-assisted vision correction. For these nearsighted Americans, laser vision correction opened the exciting possibility of seeing clearly without the aid of either glasses or contact lenses.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For Farsightedness." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 January 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/01/990120072917.htm>.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (1999, January 20). So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For Farsightedness. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/01/990120072917.htm
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For Farsightedness." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/01/990120072917.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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