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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Dec. 19 - Dec. 25, 2003 - 95 Part II IASIK surgery helps many but it is not for everyone Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on LASIK surgery to correct vision prob- lems. Dr. Edward S.A. Jaoude, oph- thalmologist and refractive sur- gery specialist, announced recent- ly he now offers the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-ap- proved CustomVue LASIK, indi- vidualized laser vision correction procedure. The new laser treat- ment potentially enables individu- als to achieve vision better than is possible with glasses and contact lenses. While Jaoude says many people can benefit from the procedure, refractive surgery is not right for everyone, he said. It is not good for those who expect a perfect outcome. No surgical procedure can be assured of perfect results, and it is not possible to guarantee that a patient's goals will be real- ized. There are a variety of surgi- cal techniques, including LASIK, that fit the personal needs of each patient. In LASIK surgery, the main cause of the small variabili- ty in the outcome following treat- ment is the ability of the corneal tissue to heal. Each patient's progress will be unique to that in- dividual. Others who might not wish to opt for LASIK are those who ex- pect an instant result. In most cases, LASIK offers patients a rapid recovery of vision with little or no discomfort. However, the visual results are not instanta- neous, particularly for patients with more than five diopters of myopia. It may take up to three months, sometimes longer, for the shape of the cornea to stabilize af- ter surgery. During this time, the patient may need to wear tempo- rary glasses or contacts. Refractive surgery does not pre- vent the age-related loss of the eye's ability to vary its focusing power. Patients who are 40 or older who have had both their eyes fully corrected for distance vision may already have been ex- periencing difficulty with reading Continued on page 96 Komen Continued from page 94 more lives today and one day finding a cure." The focus areas identified by the PhiladelPhia affiliate in the re- cent assessment are as follows: projects focusing on breast cancer education predominantly in areas with high numbers of uninsured and underinsured women; early detection and clinical care for high risk for breast cancer; proj- ects providing free mammogra- phy screening, diagnostic testing and treatment for uninsured women and men. "Many factors, ranging from lack of appropriate messages to fear of "coming out" and previ- ous negative experiences within the health care system keep les- bians and women who partner with women from practicing good breast health habits," said Sandra Hoy, program coordinator women 65 and older; projects at DBCC. "There is a tremendous promoting greater awareness of need to reach lesbians and available breast health resources, women who partner with women especially in low-income com- with breast health information munities; projects addressing the and resources and we are grateful needs of younger women with that Komen shares th!s goal and breast cancer or young women at supports our program. I . I your friends at - Gift Certificates 1'007 y I ( j available for your I )( ) holiday season!. I/,C " Be sure to come visit I  our newly renovated Massage Loft! 46 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach 227-8640 www.thespabythesea.com is health association Commited to the Community pleased to announce the arrival of SALLY W. RUBY, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Sally received her Masters Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Midwifery from the Philadelphia University in 1999. She has been providing gynecological and obstetrical care to patients on the Eastern Shore since 1998. Accepting New Patients Convenient Hours Three locations to better care for you For more information or to make an appointment, please contact our office at 1535 Savannah Road 600 N. Dupont Hwy, Suite 208 63 Atlantic Avenue Lewes, DE Georgetown, DE Ocean View, DE 302-645-4700 302-856-3597 302-537-5395 Great Gift Idea! A Lifestyles and Weight Management Pro I Aquacare Rehabilitation formally known as Sussex Rehabilitation Services I Look Feel I Oood.../lli Good... I Have ,Fun!!! Aquacare now offers I J"p  P,vate s.,io., Aw,.bio I a 12-week Weight Management Program II 10% OFF I Aqua.mcam's.lrogram In;u.de, s: I I . I Education on -xercise  utrition Packages purchased m I I .... I Warm water Aerobic Classes uecemDer ( January Personal Training Support Groups and II 1 much, much more, gALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SCREENING o li d a y ,o., co,.,,.,..,vo ,.,.,.=., ,..,,.,., "="" i Specials Conveniently located on b le 20520 Sand Hill Road,Georgetown, DE 19947 Free Screenings available. For more information call