Iowa Eye Association
Iowa Eye Association News
Nov. 2003. Series 2, no. 38.
University of Iowa
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Laser Eye surgery Staff at the VISX laserLaser Vision Center Expands

The UI Laser Eye Surgery Center moved into new, significantly expanded quarters in April. This was the area formerly occupied by the Iowa Lions Eye Bank Laboratory. The expanded space allows for more storage space and additional room for observers.

The Center upgraded the equipment to the VISX Star S4 in the Spring. The VISX Star S4 now is able to customize the ablation based on wavefront detection by the Custom Vue machine.

Visit the Laser Vision Center web page

Cornea Service Acquires ConfoScan

Lions Clubs International Foundation, The Lions of Iowa and the Iowa Lions Eye Bank funded a grant to purchase the new Nidek ConfoScan, a corneal confocal microscope, which precisely displays corneal layers. This system is computerized and generates digital images for easier analysis of infections, endothelial cell morphology and counts, and post refractive surgery changes. The microscope is used in research in determining the healing patterns in refractive surgery and corneal transplants. It is used in the diagnosis of dystrophies, in addition to the already well-known use in diagnosing Acanthaemoeba and fungal infections.

Lions Clubs International Foundation granted $25,373 and The Lions of Iowa raised over $11,000 toward the cost of the instrument.

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