Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Photo365 Project

This post has nothing to do with eye care…If you have ever been to my office, you will know that I love photography.  My walls a lined with Black & White photos that I collect and have taken.  Over the past 2 years much of my free time has been devoted to getting a Healthcare […]

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By |January 28th, 2010|Outside Interests|0 Comments

Do Bifocals Slow Progression of Myopia in Children?

For years, many optometrists have touted the use of bifocals to slow the progression of myopia in children.  This treatment was generally based on anecdotal reports.  A report in this month’s Archives of Ophthalmology appears to confirm the usefulness of this treatment modality.

In Randomized Trial of Effect of Bifocal and Prismatic Bifocal Spectacles on Myopic […]

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By |January 26th, 2010|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|2 Comments

LASIK for the Gold’s Molly Engstrom Waiting for Olympic Games to Begin!

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are now less than 3 weeks away.  US Hockey Women’s team is primed and ready to go.  They have recently finished their 10 game exhibition series against Team Canada, who are the Gold Medal favorites.  According to the USA Hockey web site:
The results aren’t to Team USA’s liking so far, […]

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EyeCare 20/20 Collection Site for Haiti Earthquake Relief

EyeCare 20/20, in conjunction with the Livingston Rotary Clubs, are looking for assistance from our patients and the community to help survivors of the recent tragedy in Haiti. We are asking for the following items that we will forward to the Livingston Rotary Club who will then get them to Haiti through their International Rotary […]

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By |January 22nd, 2010|Community|3 Comments

Cross-linking Shows Promise For LASIK Complication

OSN Supersite, reporting from the Hawaiian Eye Meeting today an article titled:  Early U.S. cross-linking study results positive for treating keratoconus, ectasia.Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, presented early results of the
prospective, block-randomized clinical trial of 292 eyes with either
keratoconus or post-LASIK or post-PRK ectasia. Maximum keratometric
value, best corrected visual acuity, uncorrected visual acuity and
manifest refraction are […]

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 |January 22nd, 2010|Cutting Edge, LASIK Contraindications|2 Comments

In the Pipeline: Toric ICL Shows Promise

There was an interesting article in last month's Ophthalmology titled:  Toric Implantable Collamer Lens for High Myopic Astigmatic Asian Eyes.  This article evaluated the early results of using the Toric Implantable Collamer Lens (TICL) in the treatment of patients with high myopia and astigmatism.  The results were very encouraging: 
70.59% of eyes had uncorrected vision […]

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By |January 21st, 2010|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Refractive Lens Surgery|0 Comments

Surgical Innovations: When the Enemy of Good is Better

This week is the annual  Hawaiian Eye Meeting.  This is an excellent eye meeting held at an awesome location.  According to their web site:At Hawaiian Eye 2010, you can learn from more than 80 of the ophthalmic
community’s foremost experts. Speakers will use their clinical
experience and subspecialty expertise to provide you with new
information and fresh perspectives […]

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LASIK Patients Predicted to Win Multiple Medals in Vancouver Winter Games

Team LASIK-FOR-THE-GOLD, is a collection of champion Olympic athletes from across the country who have all had LASIK vision correction surgery performed by me at EyeCare 20/20, here in New Jersey.

With exactly one month to go to the start of the Olympic Winter Games, American athletes are scattered around the globe, some are desperately looking […]

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By |January 12th, 2010|LASIK, LASIK for the Gold!, Team EyeCare 20/20|1 Comment

5 Reasons Not to Get LASIK at a Corporate LASIK Center

Corporate LASIK Centers have long touted themselves as the largest providers of LASIK in the US.  I have previously blogged about why I think it is important have your LASIK at a local LASIK provider that provides diversified eye care services.
Here are my top 5 reasons NOT to go to a corporate LASIK Center:

Here today, […]

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 |January 11th, 2010|EyeCare Topics, LASIK, Other Blogs, Refractive Lens Surgery|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution: Lose the Bifocals and ReSTOR Your Vision!

Presbyopia is caused when the eye’s lens, normally soft and flexible,
hardens with age and results in blurred reading vision. The hardening
of the lens makes it difficult for the eye to focus on close objects.
Presbyopia is part of the normal aging process, typically affecting
adults at about 40 years of age. Reading glasses and bifocals are used
to […]

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