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Exam chairs that have become the leader, designed with the science of patient positioning Dexta Corporation specializes in engineering and manufacturing products for a variety of medical professions. Dexta manufactures a large variety of products. Dexta has a 45 year history of delivering top quality American made products at affordable prices.

Dexta products are known in the industry as being superbly designed and incredibly durable. We have a long history and an excellent reputation, with a large majority of our business coming from repeat customers and referrals. Our designs not only excel in patient positioning and access, but the designs are rock solid and amazingly reliable. And as an added bonus – most Dexta equipment is virtually maintenance free.

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The 9C Exam Chair is for exam and light procedures and was designed to complement the 52X The 9x Exam Chair is for exam and light procedures, but with drop away arms and synchronized tilt.

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Glaucoma and Trabeculoplasty

Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which causes loss of vision. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) is in most cases the cause of this damage.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and can damage your vision so gradually you may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss.

Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss. It’s important to get your eyes examined regularly, and make sure your eye doctor measures your intraocular pressure.

Laser trabeculoplasty uses a very focused beam of light to treat the drainage angle of the eye. This surgery makes it easier for fluid to flow out of the front part of the eye, decreasing pressure in the eye. There are two types of laser trabeculoplasty: Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) uses a laser to open up the drainage angle of the eye. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) uses a lower-level laser to open the drainage angle of the eye.

For laser trabeculoplasty eye drops are put in the person’s eye before or after the procedure to decrease the amount of fluid in the eyes and prevent elevation in eye pressure immediately after laser treatment. A special microscope (slit lamp) and lens (goniolens) are then used to guide the laser beam to the canals (trabecular meshwork) where fluid drains from the eye. The doctor makes small burns in the trabecular meshwork. Some people feel a heat sensation in the eye during the laser surgery.

L. Jay Katz, MD, provided an update on the forthcoming randomized clinical trial comparing selective laser trabeculoplasty with topical medical therapy using prostaglandin analogues as initial monotherapy for glaucoma. According to Dr. Katz, he and his fellow researchers found the two treatment options to be similarly efficacious out to 1 year.

Glaucoma can affect any age group including newborns, infants, children and the elderly. According to statistics provided by the Glaucoma Research Foundation, over four million people in the US suffer from glaucoma, of which only 50{0730eed075b45d9e50c00d6cd42dd08773e0164f29a45151808bf89051290974} are aware of their condition. Glaucoma presents a greater public health concern than cataracts because the blindness caused by glaucoma is irreversible. Thus, early detection through comprehensive eye examinations is the key to protect against glaucoma damage.

At Laser Locators we carry the top name surgical and diagnostic ophthalmic equipment manufacturers you can trust, like Acon, Nidek, Lumenis and more for preforming all of your precise ophthalmic procedures. Contact us at  or call 1-877-924-2020 and let one of our expert equipment locators help you today.

Twitter and Healthcare?

The popular and growing micro-blogging platform famous for its 140- word character limit has been ubiquitous these days. Celebrities are all over it with mass followers, commercials and televised events give hashtag words to use when tweeting about their products or events. Even the White House maintains an active Twitter account, but how is Twitter appropriate for a professional field such as medical, and how can physicians and other health care providers use it professionally?

Twitter is an excellent source for gathering the latest news and developments on any topic you find relevant and interesting. In addition to following large news outlets on Twitter, you can use it to find others in your field who are informed and active on Twitter. If  you are just getting started consider, websites such as , they curate a regularly updated list of the most influential doctors on Twitter.

Whether you are sharing information with the general public or exchanging thoughts and opinions with colleagues in your field, Twitter allows you to position yourself as an informed expert by sharing information. In this manner, you can also stay abreast of breaking news and learn from others’ shared perspectives.

If used correctly, Twitter can be effective at promoting your practice or office. Tweet about upcoming events or specials, Twitter-only discounts, or to promote your website or blog. The key to a successful social media account is content that users find valuable. Using Twitter to share general health tips and news related to your specialty is a great way to provide helpful information, establish yourself as an expert in your field with a broad online audience, and cultivate a following of interested, attentive followers.

When it comes to “sharing” a professional in the healthcare industry should always be discreet. Twitter should never be used diagnose conditions or betray your patients’ privacy. Yes, it is possible to share too much and identify patients, even inadvertently. You must also keep in mind that, unlike direct messages, Twitter replies and re-tweets are publicly viewable and searchable.

Shama Kabani is a best-selling author, speaker, and president of The Marketing Zen Group in Dallas. Ms. Kabani may be reached at or via Twitter @Shama.

At Laser Locators we carry the top name surgical and diagnostic ophthalmic equipment manufacturers you can trust, like Acon, Nidek, Lumenis and more for preforming all of your precise ophthalmic procedures. Contact us at  or call 1-877-924-2020 and let one of our expert equipment locators help you today.

Relief for Chronic Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when the normal flow of tears over the eyes is interrupted, or the tear film is abnormal and there are insufficient tears to lubricate the eye.  Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition and can get worse with age.  You can relieve the symptoms, but not cure the original cause.

Artificial Tears

Artificial tear lubricants or in some cases blocking the tear ducts will concentrate the limited tears that are available. Artificial tears are eye drops that can be purchased over the counter to increase the amount of tears in the eye and improve the symptoms of the condition. There are many types available–from eye drops to gel formulations. The gel formulations can cause blurring of the vision but relief from the symptoms may last longer. Preservative-free eye drop formulations are popular because they have fewer additvives and may cause less irritation especially if the eye drops are used regularly.

Anti-inflammatory Eye Drops

Restasis eye drops are an ocular cyclosporine formulation that helps the eye increase tear production. This medication is only available by a prescription from an eye doctor. In more severe cases, some doctors may prescribe a short course of steroid eye drops to treat dry eye.

Punctal Occlusion

An eye doctor can also insert small silicone plugs into the drainage channels in the upper and lower eyelids to prevent the tears that are present in the eye from draining out of the eye. These plugs are temporary and can fall out over time. A minor surgical procedure can also be done in the office to permanently close the tear ducts.


A small insert called Lacricert that is filled with medication (hydroxypropyl cellulose) can also be inserted into the tear duct. The eye medication is continually released from the insert during the day and improves the tear film of the eye. The insert is replaced daily and is applied by the patient at home. Care must be taken with insertion to prevent eye injury.

Your eye doctor can determine your best course of treatment for your particular case. With these simple and safe options available, you do not have to suffer with chronic dry eyes anymore.

At Laser Locators we carry the top name surgical and diagnostic ophthalmic equipment manufacturers you can trust, like Acon, Nidek, Lumenis and more for preforming all of your precise ophthalmic procedures. Contact us at  or call 1-877-924-2020 and let one of our expert equipment locators help you today.

Macular Degeneration and Acetyl-L-carnitine

Macular Degeneration is a condition in which the central part of the back of the eye loses blood circulation.  It is considered a natural aging process.  There is a breakdown of retinal pigment epithelium cells in the macular region.  As the disease progresses, central vision diminishes.  It is believed that this breakdown may be due to a lack of nutrients being supplied to the region. Additional studies have found a genetic link to this disease.  Treatment can range from better nutritional management, sometimes to include a tablet containing the primary minerals and vitamins that are found lacking in many macular degenerated patients.

According to the American Health Assistance Foundation, macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans 60 years of age and older. The disease may destroy your sharp, fine-detail, “straight ahead” vision required to do tasks such as reading and driving. Acetyl-L-carnitine alone or in combination with other nutritional supplements may reduce the risk of a person developing macular degeneration. Speak to your doctor before using acetyl-L-carnitine supplements for any health problems.

Acetyl-L-carnitine, one of the many forms of carnitine, is found naturally in your body. The nutrient transports fatty acids to cells’ mitochondria for the generation of metabolic energy. The antioxidant property of acetyl-L-carnitine may protect the eye’s retina from free radical damage. Free radicals are the damaging compounds in your body that may even cause cell death.

A study conducted by Italian researchers and published in May 2005 in “Ophthalmologica” found that supplementation with a proprietary blend of 200 mg acetyl-L-carnitine, 780 mg omega-3 fatty acids and 20 mg coenzyme Q10 daily may improve and subsequently stabilize visual functions in patients affected by early age-related macular degeneration. This double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted for 12 months in 106 patients with macular degeneration. According to researchers, this combination of nutrients may also improve the area of the eye’s fundus covered by drusen, yellow or white deposits in the retina of the eye

Metabolic therapy, a combination of omega-3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10 and acetyl-L-carnitine may be the first choice for treating age-related macular degeneration, according to a Hungarian study published in December 2007. According to researchers, both clinical visual field and visual acuity in people with macular degeneration may show improvement after three or four days of treatment with this metabolic therapy. The efficacy of this combination of nutrients has been proved clinically.

Acetyl-L-carnitine supplements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and purity. Over-the-counter acetyl-L-carnitine supplements may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. A study published in June-July 2011 in “Revue Neurologique” found that acetyl-L-carnitine treatment may cause side effects such as diarrhea and fish odor syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with an offensive body odor.

At Laser Locators we carry the top name surgical and diagnostic ophthalmic equipment manufacturers you can trust, like Acon, Nidek, Lumenis and more for preforming all of your precise ophthalmic procedures. Contact us at  or call 1-877-924-2020 and let one of our expert equipment locators help you today.