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Phillip Hoopes
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LASIK Surgeon at Hoopes Vision in Draper, Utah
LASIK Surgeon at Hoopes Vision in Draper, Utah

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What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?
Both procedures use the excimer laser to reshape the cornea and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The difference is that, with PRK, the laser is used on the surface of the eye, while in LASIK the laser work is performed on a surface underneath a thin, protective corneal flap. #LASIKSurgeon #LASIKSurgery

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The cornea, the clear tissue at the front of the eye, is our window to the world. However, injuries, degenerative conditions such as keratoconus, and certain infections can affect the cornea, causing loss of vision. Corneal scarring and opacity are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, and can only be treated by #corneatransplants. #CornealTransplant

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Professional athletes continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, but it’s easy to see how impaired vision can keep an athlete from reaching peak performance. For years, contact lenses have served as the less than ideal solution. Today, any athlete hampered by glasses and contacts, weighing the pros and cons of #LASIKsurgery, has a growing list of other athletes who would tell them, in the words of Taan Robrahn, “Getting LASIK to improve my state of life, and my performance, is something I wish I would have done years ago.” #LASIKSurgeon

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All-laser #IntraLASIK is a safer, more accurate way to perform the first step of #LASIKsurgery. Ideal for those with a high prescription or thin corneas, IntraLASIK is the latest technique designed to extend #LASIK eye surgery to the patients who had once been considered ineligible. 

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#LASIKeyesurgery is famous for the many benefits it affords. Notably, the surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can expect to remain at a laser center for about two hours on the day of the procedure. #LASIK #DidYouKnow

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#Cataractsurgery has improved and advanced dramatically during the last several decades. With today's modern surgical techniques and scientific advances in technology, cataract surgery has become practically painless.

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You may have heard of an eye condition known as age-related #maculardegeneration (ARMD or AMD). While macular degeneration does not cause total blindness, the loss of central vision can make everyday activities, such as recognizing faces and reading, difficult or even impossible. Read more...

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What is #glaucoma? Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders with a wide range of causes, but which involve damage to the optic nerve and resulting loss of vision.

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#DidYouKnow Cataracts are far and away the most common treatable cause of poor vision. To better understand what a cataract is, it is helpful to know something about the eye and how it works. #CataractSurgery

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A new article, polling experts and citing several long-term studies, finds that #LASIK is safe and effective in the long term. Not only is LASIK safe, the article reports, but it is continually getting safer and more effective as new technologies are introduced.
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