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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Serious complications from LASIK surgery are rare, said spokeswoman Jan Beiting at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators in Fairfax, Va. Here are data for 1,700 patients from the years 1996-98 contained in 1999 applications seeking U.S.
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BUSINESS
January 13, 2001 | Reuters
Laser Vision Centers Inc. and four of its executives will pay $1.5 million in fines to settle charges that they enabled their eye-surgery lasers to be altered to treat a wider range of patients, the Food and Drug Administration said. According to an FDA complaint, St. Louis-based Laser Vision shipped key cards used to operate the lasers to Bermuda. There, the key cards were altered to enable lasers to treat patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism beyond the FDA-approved range.
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HEALTH
October 30, 2000 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
As hundreds of thousands of U.S. adults enthusiastically embrace Lasik eye surgery, it's no surprise that children are beginning to ask, "What about me?" Eye surgeons report that a small but growing number of teenagers who for various reasons cannot--or don't want to--wear glasses and contact lenses are seeking Lasik eye surgery.
HEALTH
October 30, 2000 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
As hundreds of thousands of U.S. adults enthusiastically embrace Lasik eye surgery, it's no surprise that children are beginning to ask, "What about me?" Eye surgeons report that a small but growing number of teenagers who for various reasons cannot--or don't want to--wear glasses and contact lenses are seeking Lasik eye surgery.
HEALTH
November 8, 1999 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Walk into eye surgeon Charles Manger's office, and two things stand out. First, there's the oversized waiting room with enough seating for a small army. And then there's the large bin brimming with eyeglasses cast aside by patients who have come here for laser eye surgery. Manger and his colleagues are performing about 75 laser eye surgeries a week, especially the procedure known as Lasik.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2001 | Reuters
Laser Vision Centers Inc. and four of its executives will pay $1.5 million in fines to settle charges that they enabled their eye-surgery lasers to be altered to treat a wider range of patients, the Food and Drug Administration said. According to an FDA complaint, St. Louis-based Laser Vision shipped key cards used to operate the lasers to Bermuda. There, the key cards were altered to enable lasers to treat patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism beyond the FDA-approved range.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Bausch & Lomb Inc. said its fourth-quarter and full-year profit will miss estimates and the company will cut 350 more jobs, citing a slowdown in sales of laser vision-correction machines. The world's largest eye-care company also said it settled a patent lawsuit filed by rival Visx Inc., agreeing to pay Visx an unspecified royalty for each Lasik eye-surgery procedure in the U.S. done using Bausch & Lomb's lasers.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2000
Some highlights of business programming. (All times are Pacific time.) Today * 3:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.: "Moneyline." (CNN) * 4 p.m.: "Market Week with Maria Bartiromo." (CNBC) * 5:30 p.m.: "Nightly Business Report." Bernie Schaeffer, chairman, Schaeffer's Investment Research. (KCET; also airs at 6:30 p.m. on KOCE) * 8:30 p.m.: "Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser." What's hot for the holidays. Guest: Daniel Barry, retail analyst at Merrill Lynch. (KCET; also airs at 6 p.m.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2000
Your Weekend Viewing/Listening Some highlights of business programming. (All times are Pacific time.) Today * Noon: "Business Hour" (KFWB-AM [980]) * 1 p.m.: "Business Hour With Bob McCormick" (KNX-AM [1070]) * 2 p.m.: "Tech Hour" (KNX-AM [1070]) * 3:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.: "Moneyline" (CNN) * 4 p.m.: "Market Week With Maria Bartiromo" (CNBC) * 5:30 p.m.: "Nightly Business Report." Randall R. Eley, president of Edgar Lomax Co. (KCET; also airs at 6:30 p.m. on KOCE) * 8:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Serious complications from LASIK surgery are rare, said spokeswoman Jan Beiting at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators in Fairfax, Va. Here are data for 1,700 patients from the years 1996-98 contained in 1999 applications seeking U.S.
HEALTH
November 8, 1999 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Walk into eye surgeon Charles Manger's office, and two things stand out. First, there's the oversized waiting room with enough seating for a small army. And then there's the large bin brimming with eyeglasses cast aside by patients who have come here for laser eye surgery. Manger and his colleagues are performing about 75 laser eye surgeries a week, especially the procedure known as Lasik.
SPORTS
December 5, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 HBO, in the featured segment on this edition of "Real Sports," goes behind the scenes to look at "Fox NFL Sunday." Give HBO credit. If it's a story, it doesn't matter if it's on a competing network. Correspondent Bernard Goldberg describes the show as "three kids in the back seat of a car trying to drive their dad nuts." The three kids are Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Cris Collinsworth. Dad is James Brown, the show's host.
HEALTH
February 24, 2003 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
A health insurance plan that covers breast implants, Botox and body sculpture? Not exactly. But growing numbers of health insurers are starting to offer sizable discounts on cosmetic surgery to entice new members and retain existing ones. There's no doubt that many Americans want medical help in looking better. They spent about $9 billion in 2001 on plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. About 8.
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