Monthly Archives: September 2008

EyeCare 20/20 Dons Denim For a Good Cause

October 3 won’t be any ordinary casual Friday at EyeCare 20/20. The denim worn on this day will not only be worn for comfort, but it will also make a powerful statement for an important cause. As Lee National Denim Day moves into its thirteenth year, EyeCare 20/20 is gearing up for its third year […]

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By |September 30th, 2008|EyeCare 20/20 In the News|0 Comments

Forget Instant Replay in the NFL: LASIK the Refs!

Edward Hochuli, one of the most respected referees in the NFL, blew a call last week that cost the Chargers the game.

In an interview, he discussed that he couldn’t decide if he should wear his glasses or contact lenses because of the wind. I have a better solution, LASIK. Below is an open letter […]

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 |September 22nd, 2008|Current Affairs, Free LASIK, LASIK, LASIK the Refs!|0 Comments

AcrySof Phakic IOLs Receive European Approval

Alcon introduced its new Phakic IntraOcular Lens at this week’s European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Berlin.  This lens is an anterior chamber IOL that sits in front of the iris.  It is used to treat nearsightedness.  It offers the advantage of being a reversible procedure and having the ability to treat many […]

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By |September 18th, 2008|Cutting Edge, Refractive Lens Surgery|1 Comment

What You Need to Know About Treating Cataracts & Astigmatisms

Another interesting article appears in this month’s Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. “Astigmatism management in cataract surgery with the Acrysof Toric IntraOcular Lens” by Bauer, deVries, Wrebers, Hendrikse, and Nuijys presents clinical data on the Acrysof Toric IOL.

53 eyes of 43 cataract patients were treated with implantation of this toric IOL. 90% achieved uncorrected […]

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By |September 11th, 2008|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery With Small Pupils: Malyugin Ring Revisited

In my August 12 post, I discussed the Malyugin ring and its effectiveness in treating cataracts with small pupils in patients on Flomax.  I find this innovative instrument to be critical in treating these difficult cases.

 

The following video does an excellent job explaining and showing its uses.

Patients should be aware that this video shows actual cataract […]

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By |September 9th, 2008|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Clear Vision Following LASIK

JR is a 36 year old who underwent LASIK on 8/15/2008. Pre op vision was 20/400 in each eye with a Rx of -4.25 right eye, -2.00 left eye. Vision was 20/25 uncorrected at the 1 week visit.

JR is quite pleased with her new “clear vision”…

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By |September 9th, 2008|LASIK, Patient Acknowledgement Letters|0 Comments

Free LASIK Winner Expresses Appreciation

We received a beautiful fruit basket and thank-you from Maura, This month’s free LASIK winner. It’s so nice to know that we are appreciated and helping others to experience a new found visual freedom.

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By |September 9th, 2008|Free LASIK, Patient Acknowledgement Letters|0 Comments

Spectacle Independance Following Cataract Surgery

In this months issue of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery there is an article titled: “Long-term follow-up of a Multifocal Apodized Diffractive IntraOcular Lens after cataract surgery”.

The study followed 44 eyes of 22 consecutive patients who underwent cataract surgery with the implantation of the ReStor IntraOcular (IOL). Post operative follow up was for 3 […]

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 |September 8th, 2008|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Free LASIK Winner!

Maura Pallone of Union is our latest Free LASIK winner! Before surgery, Maura’s Rx was -7.50 right eye, -6.50 left eye. She could not even see the big “E” on the eye chart. Maura had her LASIK yesterday and is able to see 20/20 in each eye today!

Congratulations Maura!!

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 |September 5th, 2008|Free LASIK|0 Comments

Universal Healthcare: The Canadian Model, Be Prepared to Wait on Line!!

With the upcoming presidential elections there will be much debate about universal healthcare.  Clearly something needs to be done to overhaul out current healthcare system.  Many people have mentioned the Canadian system as a possible model.  Let the buyer beware:  the Canadian system is not without problems.  A case in point, The Daily Observer of […]

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By |September 5th, 2008|Current Affairs|0 Comments