Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cataract Surgery & Depression in the Elderly

There is an interesting article in the September issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology.  In the article, The Impact of Cataract Surgery on Cognitive and Depressive Mental Status in Elderly Patients, Ishii, Kabata, and Oshika report that the improvement in best corrected visual acuity is positively associated with quality of life and an improvement in […]

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By |August 27th, 2008|Cataract surgery|0 Comments

Flomax and Cataract Surgery

Flomax is the most commonly prescribed drug to treat prostate enlargement, or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Flomax and other drugs in the alpha-blocker class decrease the need to urinate in the middle of the night.

Flomax does not adversely affect the eye or vision, but it does adversely affect cataract surgery by preventing the pupil to […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 12th, 2008|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge|1 Comment

Using ICLs to Treat Amblyopia in Children

An interesting story appears in today’s AP: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jXQ218BrFxC7f0EmbcsOspUS08IwD92BOA0O0. A 7 year old girl was treated with an Implantable Colamer Lens (ICL) to correct her severe nearsightedness in 1 eye to control her amblyopia (lazy eye).  Apparently, she was so nearsighted that she could not be treated with spectacles or a contact lens.  She was not […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 5th, 2008|Cutting Edge|0 Comments