Monthly Archives: October 2009

Umpires Again in Rare Form in World Series: Forget Instant Replay, “It’s LASIK time!!”

Check out our LASIK the Refs capsWell, I made it to Yankee Stadium last night to watch game 2 with my daughter.  It was a great game, won by the Yankees 3-1.  Once again the umpires reconfirmed their need for LASIK!  Lucikily the 2 bad, offsetting calls by 1st base umpire, Brian Gorman, did not […]

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By |October 30th, 2009|LASIK, LASIK the Refs!|0 Comments

Medicare Appears to be Reversing Avastin Ruling

In my October 12 Blog post I wrote about Medicare’s foolish decision to reimburse retinal specialists less than their costs for treating macular degeneration with the much- less expensive drug, Avastin.  This decision would cost our government millions of dollars annually.  I questioned how this system could ever manage healthcare.

I received an e-mail from both […]

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By |October 28th, 2009|Current Affairs, Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Who Should Implant Your Cataract Premium IOL?

There was an interesting presentation Sunday at the Annual AAO meeting in San Francisco given by Dr. Vinjay Shah.  EyeWorld Magazine summarized his findings:
Residents lacking in premium IOL, pediatric cataract procedure experience
Third year residents are not getting enough hands-on experience leading pediatric cataracts and implanting premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) according to Vinay A. Shah, M.D., […]

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By |October 27th, 2009|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, LASIK, Refractive Lens Surgery|7 Comments

Newest Trends in Eye Care From Annual AAO Meeting I

This week is the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).  Over the next few days I will report on a few of the latest trends being presented at the meeting in San Francisco.  Many of these short synopsises will be taken from "Academy Live" an e-mail; alert from the AAO.  Each synopsis […]

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Free LASIK Offered to MLB Umpires Again!

 

Three bad calls in Game 3 and several in Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Angels have again brought attention to the inconsistent officiating in baseball.  Hats off to third base umpire, Tim McClelland, who admitted to his bad calls  in a post game interview.  “After looking at replays..  obviously there were […]

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By |October 22nd, 2009|Free LASIK, LASIK, LASIK the Refs!, Press releases|0 Comments

VISION HARVEST 2009: Free Cataract Surgery Offered For Those Patients Who Are Uninsured And In Need Of Treatment

Here is a copy of a press release that went out today announcing Vision Harvest 2009.  Several of the surgeons at my surgical center and I have decided to provide free cataract surgery to patients without insurance and unable to pay for the procedure.  The date of this event will be the day before Thanksgiving, […]

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FDA Announces Plans for LASIK Quality of Life Project

In an October 15 press release, The FDA announced its plans to implement a 3 pronged initiative to evaluate “quality of life” issues associated with LASIK.  This study will be implemented in collaboration with the National Institute of Health and the US Department of Defense.  The goal of this initiative is to “determine the percentage […]

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By |October 18th, 2009|Current Affairs, LASIK|0 Comments

Avastin vs. Lucentis: Why our Gov’t Will Never Manage Healthcare Efficiently!

There have been several articles in the New York Times discussing how the current health care proposals currently being debated will do little to control health care costs.  In my opinion government control of health care and health care cost control are mutually exclusive!  A case in point:  the Avastin vs Lucentis controversy.

I have previously […]

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By |October 12th, 2009|Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

LASIK the Refs: Thank-you Phil Cuzzi!

Mark Teixeira's walk off home run in the 11th inning ended one of the most exciting baseball games this long time Yankees fan has seen in a while.  This game will more likely remembered for another blown call.  In the top of the 11th, Umpire Phil Cuzzi called a ball hit by the Twins' Joe […]

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By |October 11th, 2009|Free LASIK, LASIK, LASIK the Refs!|0 Comments

LASIK for the Gold’s Katherine Reutter Leading USOC Poll

 

Olympic Short Track Speedskater Katherine Reutter had LASIK at EyeCare 20/20 back in March.  Since than she has been on a tear, accomplishing the following:

US Women’s National Short Track Champion

#1 Seed for Women’s US Short Track Olympic Team (Vancouver 2010)

World Cup I, Beijing, China:  Gold in 100m, Silver in 300m relay, Bronze in 1500m

The US […]

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By |October 8th, 2009|LASIK, LASIK for the Gold!, Team EyeCare 20/20, Twitter Polls|0 Comments