Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
January 6, 2003 by Doctor Deanna Lites
As you get older you may notice that your eyesight is getting worse. It's harder to see things close up. You can wear glasses, contact lenses or have laser surgery to fix the problem.
Or you can try a procedure recently approved by the FDA that provides temporary relief from farsightedness.
Reading is no problem for Monett Micenko. But for years it was hard for her eyes to focus close up because she was farsighted. "I wore my bifocals and I also had third pair of glasses for using the computer."
Starting at about age 40 many people first start to notice a change in their vision, difficulty seeing things close up resulting in farsightedness. A condition that results from the cornea being too flat.
While many people use glasses, contact lenses or have laser surgery to fix the problem, there is now another option. It's called conductive keratoplasty or CK, an FDA approved treatment for the temporary reduction of farsightedness in people over age 40.
"Conductive keratoplasty is using radio frequency to thermally treat the cornea," says ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Foulkes.
First the eye is numbed using eye drops. Then a tiny probe, smaller than a human hair is used to apply radio waves to the eye, shrinking the tissue and reshaping the cornea to correct the farsightedness. The entire procedure takes about three minutes.
Foulkes says CK has many advantages. "The big advantage of CK is its safety. No one has the ability to see as well as they could prior to the treatment, this is a significant problem with many of the other treatments we use for farsightedness," says Dr. Foulkes.
Monett had the procedure five weeks ago. "I can do everything. I can be on my computer, I can live my life without my glasses."
Caroline Depasquale understands. She had CK just three weeks ago. "I can see myself put makeup on. I can read. I'm delighted. I'm thrilled to death."