Monthly Archives: April 2009

Eye Health Tips for College Students Studying For Exams

My 2 college age daughters will be home in a few weeks!  With the end of the school year fast approaching many college students are busy preparing for finals and exams. Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack of sleep, prolonged computer use and long hours studying […]

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 |April 24th, 2009|EyeCare Topics|10 Comments

Make-Up Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

As part of Women's Eye Health Month we bring you this information… As a contact lens wearer, you can safely wear eye makeup to complement the beauty of your eyes. To prevent eye makeup from irritating your eyes or damaging your contact lenses, follow these safeguards.
 
Use cosmetics that are designed specifically for contact lens wearers. […]

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 |April 19th, 2009|EyeCare Topics|9 Comments

April: Time to Be Eye Safe & Eye Smart!

Sports Eye Safety Month & Women’s Eye Health
April is here and spring is in the air. For this month, we observe Sports Eye Safety Month and Women’s Eye Health Month. 
Sports Eye Safety Month
Sports Eye Safety Month is a time to raise awareness on how children and adults can protect their eye health during recreational activities. Over 40,000 […]

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 |April 18th, 2009|EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Stop Wasting our Money: Taking a Stand on the Lucentis vs Avastin Contraversy

A whopping 200,000 cases of macular degeneration afflict citizens of the United States each year.  One of the leading causes in vision loss in the United States, the disease has been pondered over by scientists for decades, while they desperately searched for a medication to halt its terrifying effects on the macula of the eye. […]

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 |April 9th, 2009|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Olympic Speed Skater Katherine Reutter Writes About LASIK at EyeCare 20/20

 
Katherine Reutter, the number 1 ranked American Short Track Speedskater, had her LASIK surgery at EyeCare 20/20 last month. Katherine is a 5-time World Cup Medalist, 4-time American record holder, and ranked 7th in the overall World Championships.

We just received this  note from Katherine:

Just 10 short days ago i got LASIK eye surgery from Dr. […]

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.

10 Reasons Not to Have LASIK…What’s Yours?

In my ongoing Twit Poll over 92% of respondents say they are so happy with their results that they would do it again.  In this month’s Ophthalmology a paper titled “LASIK World Literature Review: Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction” reports that:  The overall patient satisfaction rate after primary LASIK surgery was 95.4%.

LASIK is considered […]

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 |April 6th, 2009|LASIK|0 Comments

Poster Presented at ASCRS Annual Meeting

I just arrived in beautiful San Francisco tonight to attend the 2009 ASCRS Symposium & Congress.  In my opinion this is the best ophthalmology meeting of the year.  Many papers will be presented in my two areas of interest, refractive surgery and cataract surgery.  New equipment is on display as well.

H. Jane Kim, a third […]

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 |April 4th, 2009|Cutting Edge, LASIK|0 Comments