Laser Eye Surgery is discussed in a new "Champions of Industry" segment hosted by Jimmy Johnson

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Eye surgery continues to advance in upcoming segments.

"Champions of Industry", an award winning public television series, will soon air an episode on the topic of laser eye surgery, commonly called LASIK. Champions of Industry is hosted by Super Bowl winning head coach Jimmy Johnson. Johnson's program will explore all sides of the topic in an effort to inform the public of its benefits and potential health risks.

Lasery eye surgery is a form of refractive surgery that corrects astigmatism, myopia and hypermetropia. An ophthalmologist performs the surgery with either a microkeratome or a laser. He reshapes the cornea of the eye to correct vision deficiencies. Patients have the surgery performed so that they don't have to rely on contact lenses or glasses to see properly. Over 11 million Americans have underwent laser eye surgery. Worldwide, nearly 30 million people have enjoyed the surgery's benefits. Champions of Industry will take a look at the details of the surgery, why it is growing in popularity and whether it is worth the minimal health risk. It will also delve into the specific situations where patients can't be treated with laser eye surgery. For example, those with very thin corneas or high myopia can't undergo the procedure.

Champions of Industry segments air on Public Television stations in the United States through a satellite uplink. The show's content is created with the assistance of various industry leaders in an effort to inform the public about issues of critical importance. The program is not associated with PBS. Those who would like to know more about the Champions of Industry series can do so by logging onto http://www.championsofindustry.com.

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