This is the tried and tested procedure that has been around for a really long now. It’s almost 30 years old and has stood the test of time. Conventional LASIK entails lifting a corneal flap, with a blade or microkeratome, and treating the cornea with laser light, refashioning its shape to ensure the proper focus of light rays on the retina. On the flip side, it has issues like dry eye, flap complications, and sometimes the number returns. In a few cases, the entire number may not get corrected due to limitations with the parameters of the machine.
Radial Keratotomy was practiced in the past but it’s not really done anymore, due to unpredictable outcomes and better options available.
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TWICE AS NICE: SUKRITI KAKAR AND PRAKRITI KAKAR
Twin sisters Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar are the first twins in the Indian music industry, but interestingly, their careers took off individually, and they are proud of that. While they definitely bank on the USP of being the first set of twins in the industry, they won’t stop from working individually and that speaks volumes of their potential, choices, versatility as singers. As the twin sisters celebrate their birthday this month, TMM gets candid with them to know more about their individual taste in terms of lifestyle choices and more.
Stay Naturally High: DRUNKEN MONKEY
Stay Naturally High: DRUNKEN MONKEY
Reaching For The Sky MASOOM MINAWALA
Meet Masoom Minawala, a digital-content-creator-turned –digital-entrepreneur. With over 1.2 million followers across all social media platforms, Masoom is one of the aspiring and most looked upon digital content creators in the country. Her content revolves around positivity, lifestyle, family, gender equality, books, travel, and more, and recently, she has started a new venture called @EmpowherOfficial, which aims to empower homegrown women-led Indian brands, bring visibility to them and elevate them to a global audience. She has also been a speaker at TEDxYouth@Wilrijk in Belgium and was put on HSBC’s list of leading female entrepreneurs worldwide. Additionally, she’s an equity partner and lead innovation & strategy at the e-commerce startup ‘The Cai Store’ too. In a detailed conversation with TMM, she talks about everything that makes her a successful woman and what keeps her going.
The Power Shot PRIYANK PANCHAL
Priyank Panchal is a shining star of the cricket world from the state of Gujarat and has been the first cricketer from the state who scored 300 runs in a single inning against Punjab. With many accolades and trophies shining bright at his home, it’s the zeal to play and learn more that drives this young player who is also an avid book reader. He believes that reading gives him an edge over others in terms of driving his mind in the right direction, helps him bring in more focus and attention to achieve his ultimate goal of playing in test matches at the international level. In a quick chat with TMM, the passionate cricketer talks about his journey so far and his inspiration.
NEXT IN LINE AKSHAY OBEROI
Born and brought up in the US, actor Akshay Oberoi feels that his connection with films is a gift from his father that made him passionate enough to live the dream of becoming an actor, and today, when he has made it, feels like a dream come true, where there is no scope for regrets. In conversation with TMM, he talks about his journey, the most challenging role till date, and why the concept of the director’s actor is misconstrued.
MS DHONI Comes On Board Copter7!
Copter7 is a range of new artisanal chocolates and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) by 7Ink Brews, a young and dynamic food and beverage company based out of Mumbai, founded by Mohit Bhagchandani and co-founded by Adil Mistry and Kunal Patel.
Dreams Come True Jhataleka Malhotra
Jhataleka Malhotra, the first runner-up of Femina Miss India 2014 recently made her Bollywood debut with the film Tuesdays and Fridays, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series. For the young actress, it was a dream come true and she believes that it happened because her mother always told her a famous quote by Walt Disney that she abided by throughout her life, which says, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’ While the promising debutant has impressed all with her acting prowess and is enjoying all the appreciation, TMM asks her the experience of working under the perfectionist and how the beauty pageant changed her life.
Man On The Rise Ajinkya Rahane
Oprah Winfrey once said, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” When you look at Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, he reflects the same power when he focuses on the ground and it’s his passion that has made him come a long way in the gentleman’s game. Ajinkya’s success story is incomplete without his family and he affirms, “Life is pretty empty without the presence of an immediate family. Regardless of any success on the field, the truest moment of satisfaction always comes after spending time with family.” Today he feels content with everything he has achieved and believes that it is all about mental toughness, the ability to deal with unknown adversities, and perseverance that helps one make a mark in the highest level of the sport. In a detailed conversation with TMM, the cover man talks about his life journey where there is zero scope for any regret.
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FLAVOUR BLASTER COCKTAILS
UF/IFAS Professor Leads Effort to Establish Pomegranates in Florida
GROWING UP IN IRAN, Ali Sarkhosh worked on the family’s pomegranate farm, which has thrived for four generations.
The Greening Challenge
Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research
SIGNS of the SEASON
Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate
Minor Scores Major Win
Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA photos provided
GSA graduates 76 at June 13 commencement
BLUE HILL—Fair skies, seasonal temperatures, hugs, tears of joy, cheers and optimism set the tone for the George Stevens Academy Class of 2021 commencement.
Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best
AS ANY TRUE FLORIDIAN WILL TELL YOU, June marks the beginning of the hurricane season. And while Floridians pride themselves on their unflappable nature when it comes to crisis prep, it would be reckless to think a hurricane couldn’t bring this state to its knees. The agriculture industry, in particular, has a lot to lose if a storm targets our state. And unlike the cone of certainty, one thing is certain: Hurricanes can, and have historically, taken a toll on the agriculture sector. The damage can be catastrophic.
Longtime area pastor Vencill to come out of retirement
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Katahdin District superintendent, have appointed Rev. Gary R. Vencill to serve the Brooksville United Methodist Church and the Penobscot United Methodist Church effective July 1.
In The Heartland Highlands County
New UF/IFAS Extension Director Takes Lifetime Work in Ag, 4-H to the Next Level
Grassroots group seeks collaborative solutions for climate adaptations
BLUE HILL—If you’ve noticed milder winters, warmer waters, and a spike in sweltering summer days, you’re not alone. “Many, many people, hundreds of people, told us that they’ve noticed over their lifetimes that Maine is warming up,” said Dr. Cassaundra Rose of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. “Climate change is already a reality for Maine.”
Building Premier Blueberry Breeding Headquarters
TO BUILD A BETTER BLUEBERRY, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is building a better blueberry lab. By mid-2022, we expect to complete U.S. higher education’s premier blueberry breeding headquarters.