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LASIK Research
Dr. Thompson designed a technique to improve the safety of LASIK surgery....

Research to Aid the Blind
Dr. Thompson performed research to aid in the design of a visual prosthesis for the blind...

Dr. Thompson shared insights on HealthWatch with Kelly Eckerman on KMBC-TV Channel 9 regarding an increased risk for developing eye disease for women and The Nurse's Health Study indicating an increased risk of glaucoma for those with diabetes...

Serving Our Country
Dr. Thompson serves in the United States Army Reserves and has served our soldiers at Fort Riley and Fort Hood...

Northwest Haiti Chrisitan Mission
In January 2005, Dr. Thompson traveled to help the blind in an impoverished, medically underserved region of the world...

Musician's Village Habitat Project
Dr. Thompson and Scott helped with construction of the Musican's Villlage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Join us for the Teri Tough 5K
Run/Walk to honor the memory of Teri Mathis Zenner, a Johnson County Social Worker who was killed while visiting a client and to support safety training for social service workers...

A Divine Run/Walk for SIDS was started by Dr. Kathy MacNaughton Hance, Dr. Kirk Hance, and Dr. Robert Thompson...

Light Sensitivity May Be Due to Ocular Inflammation or an Iritis

A persistent or recurring red eye is not normal. Eye redness may be due to allergies , eye dryness , a chemical or irritant exposure , or due to an inflammatory condition. Iritis is an inflammatory condition inside the eyes that may cause eye redness, eye pain, or light sensitivity. Untreated, iritis may result in permanent scarring, glaucoma, and vision loss. There are a number of conditions that can cause eye redness. There is no substitute for a good eye examination to help ensure you are doing everything you can for your eyes.

A number of systemic diseases may be associated with an iritis. For a recurrent iritis or servere iritis, blood work is often done in an attempt to determine a cause for the iritis.

For more information on iritis you can read an article from the Mayo Clinic.


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