My interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.
Eye drops and ointments are prescribed by doctors to treat acute or long-term ocular conditions. Drops and ointments are administered directly in the site of action and are therefore very effective in treating the diagnosed condition.
One Sunday afternoon while at our local mall, I ran into Mary, a wonderful lady who has been a loyal patient for many years. We exchanged pleasantries, she asked about my family, and I inquired about her new grandchild.