Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vision Harvest 2010: Free Cararact Surgery Date Set

Friday, October 22 will be the date for the second annual Vision Harvest free cataract surgery day at River Drive Surgery Center.  Cataract surgery will be provided free of charge to those patients with cataracts, who do not have insurance, and cannot afford the surgery.  Those interested should call the Vision Harvest Hotline at:973-200-8250Last year,in […]

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By |July 28th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Community, Video Testimonials, Vision Harvest|1 Comment

See Water: Donate $100, Have it Matched, and Save $1,000 on LASIK

Last week I posted about Charity:Water and its manifesto:It’s hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face
growing
concerns about our stewardship of the world’s most
precious resource. There’s talk
of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying
up, and of course, plenty of
people who simply don’t care.
But forget about us.
Most of us have never […]

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 |July 19th, 2010|Community, LASIK|1 Comment

Get LASIK and Help Build a Well: The Charity Water Project

Andy Sernovitz is a friend of mine who runs an excellent conference called “The How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing Conference”.  The next conference is next week on July 20 in NYC.  I have worked with Andy in the past and highly recommend this conference.  In conjunction with this conference, Andy is […]

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 |July 14th, 2010|Community, LASIK, Outside Interests|0 Comments

“Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment” May Change How We Determine Glass Prescriptions

Last week's NYT's Tech Talk Podcast discussed an new invention out of MIT's Ramesh Raskar's Lab: “Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment” (NETRA).  A refraction is the procedure whereby an ophthalmologist determines one's prescription for glasses.  It can be done manually or can be automated, but it involves multiple lenses and expensive equipment.  It is also […]

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 |July 13th, 2010|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Implantable Telescope Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of End Stage Macular Degeneration

The Implantable Telescope Technology is housed in a prosthetic
device composed of three primary components: a fused quartz glass
capsule that contains wide-angle micro-optical elements; a clear
polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) carrier; and a blue PMMA light
restrictor. The sealed optical component is snap-fitted into the
carrier plate.VisionCare Corporation announced that they received FDA approval for their Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT).  This […]

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 |July 10th, 2010|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Avastin vs. Lucentis in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration By: Wendy Bedale

I have blogged several times about the Avastin vs. Lucentis controversy.  Irv Aron , a retired consultant in the Medical Laser industry, blogs regulary about this topic as well in Irv Arons' Journal.  Last week, he posted a paper written by Wendy Bedale for a class at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  I thought this […]

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 |July 6th, 2010|EyeCare Topics|2 Comments