Monthly Archives: June 2010

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at Board Certification & LASIK

Stephen Colbert had a great show yesterday, poking fun at Rand Paul's board certification in his own National Board of Ophthalmology instead of the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He then "performed" LASIK on his intern.  It was very funny!!BTW, I am Board Certified in the ABO, and would love to do the intern's and Colbert's […]

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By |June 30th, 2010|Current Affairs, Free LASIK, LASIK, LASIK for the Gold!|3 Comments

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals This Fourth of July

Each Fourth of July,
thousands of people are injured from using consumer fireworks. According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 9,000 fireworks-related
injuries happen each year. Of these, nearly half are head-related injuries with
nearly 30 percent of these injuries to the eyes.  One-fourth of fireworks eye injuries result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

July is […]

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By |June 29th, 2010|Community, EyeCare Topics, Seasonal eye care tips|1 Comment

Free LASIK Offered to FIFA Refs After Poor Performance at 2010 World Cup

This year’s World Cup has showcased some of the world’s best Soccer players and teams.  Unfortunately, it has also been marred by some of the worst officiating in years.

Fans have been dismayed in seeing USA’s Maurice Edu’s goal dissallowed by a phanthom penalty, numerous questionable red cards, Brazil’s Luis Fabiano’s “hand ball” goal, offside goals […]

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LASIK Alternatives Story Runs in Atlanta!

Fox Atlanta ran a story with my interview from FoxNY.  Here it is:

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By |June 25th, 2010|EyeCare 20/20 In the News, LASIK, LASIK Contraindications|0 Comments

LASIK Alternatives Story on Fox5 Aired Today

As I mentioned last week, Fox5 visited EyeCare 20/20 to do a  story discussing alternatives to LASIK surgery.  It aired today.Here it is:

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By |June 21st, 2010|EyeCare 20/20 In the News, LASIK, LASIK Contraindications|0 Comments

LASIK Alternatives Story to Air on Fox5 This Monday

As I previously mentioned, Dr. Sapna Parikh, medical correspondent for Fox5 New York, paid a visit to EyeCare 20/20 to do a story about LASIK alternatives.  She interviewed several patients and me to do this story.I just got word that the story will air on Fox5 this Monday during the 8 AM News hour.  Be […]

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By |June 18th, 2010|EyeCare 20/20 In the News, LASIK|0 Comments

Traumatic Dislocation of LASIK Flaps 4 and 9 Years After Surgery

I have an article published in this month's Journal of Refractive Surgery titled: Traumatic Dislocation of LASIK Flaps 4 and 9 Years After Surgery.  With the help of UMDNJ ophthalmology resident, H. Jane Kim, we published two cases of traumatic flap dislocation following LASIK.  One of the cases occurred 9 years following LASIK, making it […]

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“Vodka Eyeballing”: What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

Now I've heard it all, the latest trend from the youth in England is called "Vodka Eyeballing."  It involves putting an open bottle of vodka in direct contact with one's open eye!  The claim is that it leads to a faster high, although it appears that those doing it on YouTube are already wasted!
The American […]

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By |June 10th, 2010|Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Treating Astigmatism: Paul No Longer Needs Distance Glasses After Cataract Surgery!

Paul Cooper was a nearsighted patient with astigmatism who developed cataracts.  He has spent much of his life dependent on glasses.  After consultation, Mr. Cooper opted to have a toric IOL implanted during his cataract surgery.  This allowed him the best possible spectacle free vision.  One day after the surgery, Mr Cooper is seeing 20/20 […]

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