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  • Doctor Rand: Senator Paul performs pro bono eye surgery.

    08/26/2013 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/26/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    ‘Oh my God. Oh my God.” Those are Cynthia Burke’s first words after Senator Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, completes her eye surgery, removing the cataract in her right eye. Lying down in the operation room, Burke, a 55-year-old woman from the Ozarks town of Fredericktown, Mo., looks up. Standing above her are Paul and another ophthalmologist, Barbara Bowers, both dressed in blue scrubs. Because of her cataracts, Burke hadn’t been able to perceive much color, and couldn’t see at all in her right eye when there wasn’t natural light. But now, with the surgery just completed, Burke’s sight is already...
  • Israeli docs in Africa treat Obama’s granny

    01/02/2013 4:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 30, 2012, 10:18 pm | Adiv Sterman
    American President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother underwent emergency eye surgery in an Israeli-run hospital in Equatorial Guinea last week. Sarah Onyango Obama, the president’s father’s third wife, lives in the remote Kenyan village of Nyang’oma Kogelo and suffered from an unspecified optical ailment. … The procedure was successful and Obama is making a full recovery, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday. …
  • Computer scientist cracks mysterious 'Copiale Cipher'

    10/25/2011 6:44:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies
    Translation expert turning insights and computing power on other coded messagesThe manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive. Now, more than three centuries after it was devised, the 75,000-character "Copiale Cipher" has finally been broken. The mysterious cryptogram, bound in gold and green brocade paper, reveals the rituals and political leanings of a 18th-century secret society in Germany. The rituals detailed in the document indicate the secret society had a fascination with eye surgery and ophthalmology, though it...
  • FAA Official Charged $3,700 Eye Surgery to His Government Credit Card

    06/09/2009 8:54:54 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 707+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 09, 2009 | staff
    An employee of the Federal Aviation Administration charged a $3,700 eye surgery on his government credit card, according to a report on government credit card usage completed last month by the Congressional Research Service. This FAA official may have been outdone, however, by a Defense Department official who sought and received reimbursement for thirteen airline tickets worth almost $10,000 that he never purchased, or the State Department official who bought an unauthorized first-class ticket to Hawaii on his government charge card. "Among some of the more egregious examples of card misuse identified by auditors are a Federal Aviation Administration employee...
  • LASIK surgery can cause double vision

    03/11/2003 2:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 786+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 11, 2003 | Steve Mitchell
    http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | (UPI) Vision-correcting LASIK surgery can cause double vision, but this problem can be minimized if ophthalmologists exclude people with certain eye conditions from undergoing the procedure, two eye experts said in a study released Monday. "People who have a history (of particular eye disorders) are at higher risk, and they should call that to the attention of their doctor," Dr. Burton Kushner, an ophthalmologist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and lead author on the study, told United Press International. The patients also should ask if they are likely to have double vision after the surgery, Kushner...
  • Driver of SUV crashes in on patient's eye surgery, vehicle stops just inches from man on gurney

    08/24/2005 9:29:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 501+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.24.05 | JONATHAN CASIANO
    Performing eye surgery is no simple task. Even with the aid of sophisticated instruments, the slightest miscalculation can cause irreparable damage to the patient's sight. One South Orange surgeon learned yesterday morning, however, that the work is far more difficult when a 4,300-pound SUV comes barreling through the wall during an operation. Bernard Spier was finishing a routine cataract surgery at Northern New Jersey Eye Institute at 8:37 a.m. yesterday when another patient drove his red Toyota 4Runner through the wall, stopping just inches from Spier and the patient lying partially sedated on a gurney in the middle of the...
  • Refractive Eye Surgery Benefits Combat Soldiers

    08/15/2002 7:53:28 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 65 replies · 648+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/02 | Jonathan Serrie
    <p>ATLANTA — While hunting Al Qaeda in the far corners of the world, the last thing a soldier wants to worry about is losing glasses or getting sand in his contact lenses.</p> <p>To better equip troops to protect themselves and their country, the U.S. Army is making refractive eye surgery available to all soldiers.</p>