Monthly Archives: March 2010

Olympic Bronze Medal Winners to Visit EyeCare 20/20

The Olympic Bronze Medalist bobsled team of Erin Pac and Elana Meyers will be paying a visit to EyeCare 20/20 on April 5.  Elana will be joining Erin as a member of LASIK for the Gold.  Erin had LASIK surgery performed on her last year before the Olympics while Elana will have LASIK on April […]

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Photo Bleaching of Cataracts in Our Future?

I read an interesting article today in the New York Times, by Henry Fountain titled: Laser Treatment May Work for Cataracts.  The article describes some research out of Denmark, published on line in Plosone.A cataract is an aging process whereby the eye's natural lens becomes more dense and opacified.  The main treatment for cataracts is […]

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By |March 23rd, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, In the Journals|2 Comments

Broken Healthcare in America: Problems in the ER

Last week I received a letter from a hospital I am on the staff of.  The letter requested that I fill out a survey aimed to improve "both the quality and the practice environment" of the hospital.  This letter came several weeks after I observed first hand how most hospitals are out of touch with […]

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 |March 22nd, 2010|Community, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Molly Engstorm Shares about LASIK & Her Olympic Experience

In response to our recent press release, we received an e-mail from Molly Engstrom, defenseman for the Silver Medal US Women's Hockey Team and a LASIK for the Gold Member.  I thought I would share it with you all:Hi Kerry and Dr. Silverman, What a great article!  So cool to read up on the other athletes […]

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.

Anti-Depressants Linked to Cataracts – Now That’s Depressing!

A recent study, soon to be published in Ophthalmology, found that taking certain anti-depressants increased one’s risk of developing cataracts.  Anti-depressants have recently come under fire for the litany of side effects associated with them, including an increase in the miscarriages of pregnant women, as well as the decrease in bone marrow of certain individuals.

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By |March 15th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, In the Journals|3 Comments

Vision Correction Yields Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals for Team USA

Thought you would be interested in our latest press release.  Here it is:
Team EyeCare 20/20 Wins SEVEN Olympic MedalsImproved Vision Yields Team USA Gold, Silver & BronzeEAST HANOVER, NJ, MARCH 10, 2010 – With the 2010 Olympic Games complete, Team USA triumphantly returned to The States this week having earned a record setting thirty-seven Olympic […]

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Participate in Contact Sports? LASEK is the Answer

One of the many questions I face from prospective patients inquiring about LASIK is “When is it safe to get hit in the eye?”  The answer may be never!  If the eye is hit at just that right angle with just the right force, there is a chance that the LASIK flap can be moved.  […]

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LASIK for the Gold’s Curt Tomasevicz & Night Train do Letterman’s Top 10!

Last night's David Letterman's Late Show featured the Olympic Gold Medal winning bobsled team "Night Train" performing the top 10 list.  It was great seeing LASIK for the Gold's Curt Tomasevicz enjoying his success!  Here it is:Top 10 things you don't want to hear from a guy in your bobsled:10.  Ooohhh, you're strong!9.  Somebody else […]

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 |March 5th, 2010|LASIK for the Gold!, Team EyeCare 20/20|1 Comment

Post Menopausal Women Beware: Hormone Replacement + Alcohol = Cataracts!?

Photo courtesy of http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/quarks-gluons-and-corroborating-emc2/2008/11/21/1226770694126.html
There is an interesting article in this month’s Ophthalmology titled Hormone Replacement Therapy in Relation to Risk of Cataract Extraction: A Prospective Study of Women.

This study included 30,861 women aged 49 to 83
years who completed a questionnaire about hormone status, use of
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and lifestyle. Of these, 4,324
women underwent cataract […]

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 |March 4th, 2010|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|1 Comment

LASIK for the Gold Athletes Shine in Vancouver with 7 Medals!

With yesterday's closing ceremonies marking the close of the 2010 winter games in Vancouver, its time to reflect on the outstanding performances of our LASIK for the Gold athletes.  Overall, the group won 7 medals, 1 Gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze.  If LASIK for the Gold were a country, this total would place us […]

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 |March 1st, 2010|LASIK for the Gold!, Team EyeCare 20/20|0 Comments