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What goes into programming an excimer laser. Examiner, June 2015.

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New Laser Technology Speeds Up Vision Correction Procedure, July 22, 2013.

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Powerful laser provides new options for vision patients, ABC News, March 15, 2013.

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New technology and the cost of LASIK, ABC News, June 14, 2013.

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New Laser provides better vision for LASIK and PRK, March 2013.

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Dr. Ella Faktorovich has again been selected by her surgical peers, and physicians across all specialties, as one of the top ophthalmologists in the the San Francisco Bay Area. The survey results are featured in Marin Magazine's February 2013 cover story, (415) Top Doctors.

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Refinements to LASIK screening process. Police Officers Association Journal, April 2012.

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In a recent survey, 4,000 Bay Area physicians across all specialties were asked "Whom would you send your family member or whom would you go if faced with a medical problem?" More than 13,000 votes were cast. The results are listed in the February issue of Marin Magazine. Dr. Ella Faktorovich has been selected as one of the Top Ophthalmologists in San Francisco and Marin.

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Keep an Eye on Your children's vision.

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Presenters at San Francisco Optometric CE Symposium discuss LASIK preop evaluation, postop management. Primary Care Optometry News, October 2010.

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Advances in LASIK and Other Vision Correction Procedures: Speed, Precision, Safety Police Officers Association Journal, October 2010.

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"The View From The Bay" show -- Ditch your reader glasses for life, May 19, 2010.

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Astigmatism and Cataract Surgery.

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LASIK and Moms.

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Focus on Independance -- Vision correction program for quadriplegics, November 2009.

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Instrument Basics, Part III: Corneal Curvature.

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Instrument Basics, Part II: Anterior Segment Imaging.

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Feeling good and looking good.

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The San Francisco ophthalmologist is working with Focus on In dependence to provide free Lasik or vision correction surgery to patients 18 years and older who have suffered spinal injuries and have lost the use of their hands and/or arms.

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Program helps quadriplegics see better, ABC News, October 6, 2009.

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Study shows LASIK, PRK safe for patients with uveitis. Presenters at this optometric symposium also addressed keratopathy, pain management and corneal collagen cross-linking.

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Dr. Ella Faktorovich is named SF Vision Health Examiner. August 3, 2009

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New technology helps patients focus, ABC News, July 2, 2009.

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Optometrists can easily diagnose postsurgical complications in cataract patients by carefully evaluating the posterior capsule, Primary Care Optometry News, June 1, 2009.

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"Ask The Doctor" section of San Francisco Chronicle and "sfgate.com" pose commonly asked questions to Dr. Faktorovich, San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2009.

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Newest Version of Accomodating Lens Improves Near Vision, April 19,2009.

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Advances in LASIK and other vision correction procedures increase approval in extreme and physically demanding professions. Police Officers Association Journal, April 2009.

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"Ask The Doctor" section of San Francisco Chronicle and "sfgate.com" pose commonly asked questions to Dr. Faktorovich, San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2009.

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Two topical analgesics being studied for use after PRK. Topical morphine and topical sumatriptan target specific receptors on corneal nerve cells to relieve pain after surgery, Ocular Surgery News, August 2008.

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Extraordinary developments have occurred in the world of ophthalmology, San Francisco Medicine, April 2008.

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New Vision after 40, KTVU CH 2, March 2008.

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A New Approach to 20/20 Vision, KGO CH7, February 2008.

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Breakthroughs in technology have made lasers the ultimate tool, January 2008.

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City Residents Now Can Benefit from Same Lasik Technologies Approved by NASA for Use on Astronauts, September 2007.

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Modern Laser Eye Surgery: Safe and On-Target. Police Officers Association Journal, December 2006.

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ABC News Health Anchor, Dr. Dean Edell reports on the breakthrough advance for cataract patients; the intraocular ReSTOR lens, a sophisticated lens that helps cataract patients get rid of glasses.

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ABC News Health Anchor, Dr. Dean Edell reviews the exciting advances of IntraLASIK and sites Dr. Faktorovich as first in San Francisco surgeon to perform this important procedure.

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ABC News Health Anchor, Dr. Dean Edell interviews Dr. Ella Faktorovich on the new advancement that makes many more patients eligible for cornea corrections; Advanced Wavefront technology, for patients with high amounts of astigmatism or high degree of correction.

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ABC News Health Anchor, Dr. Dean Edell interviews Dr. Ella Faktorovich on the newly FDA approved INTACS for keratoconus.

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KGO Newstalk Radio - reviews the exciting advances of IntraLASIK and sites Dr. Faktorovich as first in San Francisco surgeon to perform this important procedure. Aired, May 2004.
Dr.Faktrovich interviewed by TechTV Television Show. Aired September 25, 2002.
Vision quest - Is LASIK eye surgery for climbers, Climbing Magazine, June 15, 2002.

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Dr. Faktrovich interviewed by WB-20 News Television Show. Aired December 26, 2000. .
Dr. Faktrovich interviewed on Everybody's Angels Television Show. Aired December, 2000.
Dr. Faktrovich interviewed on KMEL 106.1 FM. Aired August 21st, 2000.
Dr. Faktorovich interviewed on Channel 5 KPIX news, May 23, 2000 at 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm news.
Dr. Faktorovich becomes the first surgeon in the Bay Area certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. April, 2000.

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Dr. Faktorovich interviewed by Dr. Z on National Public Radio AM 610. Aired February 2000.
Dr.Faktorovich interviewed by Don Bleu on the Don Bleu Show. Aired October 8, 1999 on K101.

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Interview with Pandy Arrietta on the Open Door Television Show. Aired October 7 and 14 on Channel 15.
My Quest for Perfect Vision. Article by Junko Kita, The Independent, October 1999.

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Dr. Ella Faktorovich has a vision for eye surgery. Article by Judy Hulka, New Fillmore, September 1999.

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Quest for Perfect Vision. Health and Fitness Section, Mill Valley Herald, September 1999.

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Pacific Vision Institute - New for Myopia. Marina Times, August 1999.

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Laser Vision Correction Special on Public Affairs radio segment. Erica Taylor interviews Dr. Ella Faktorovich, Director of the Pacific Vision Institute. Aired August 22, 1999 on KSJO, KFOX, and KCNL.
Vision Correction Specialist Helps Clarify Alternatives. The Independent, August 1999.

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Press Release: DOCTOR AT PACIFIC VISION INSTITUTE BRINGS INTACSTM TO BAY AREA RESIDENTS; May 1999.

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Be on the Look Out - For Clear Natural Vision. Police Officers' Association Notebook, May 1999.

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Dr. Faktorovich's newspaper columns.  

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