Eye surgery topic of Feb. 29 On Call The Feb. 29 edition of On Call deals with corrective eye surgery.
On Call producer Lindsey Meyers and Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the issue with scheduled guests including Dr. Vance Thompson from Ophthalmology Ltd.
"We'll take viewers inside one patient's Lasik surgery procedure. We'll also tell them about cataract treatment options," Meyers said. "Major advances have been made in the field of refractive surgery, allowing patients to see without the aid of their glasses. We'll tell you about some of these advancements, and other vision correction options."
On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program.
On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major underwriter support from Sioux Valley Clinic and Avera Health. Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.
The program is broadcast at 4:30 p.m. on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television.
On Call will not air March 7, March 14, or March 21 due to the SDPTV pledge drive. The show returns March 28 on the topic of suicide.
Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day.
Or submit questions through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstate.org/.