Monthly Archives: August 2010

Vision Harvest 2010: Jeff Discusses Cataracts, Glare, & the Inability to Work

Jeff made the trip to EyeCare 20/20 last week to participate in this year’s Vision Harvest free cataract surgery day, set for October 22.  Complaining of decreased vision and worried about the extreme glare on his eyes, Jeff saw a bright future with us as you should too.  Not only did this affect his ability […]

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LASIK for the Gold Athlete Updates: Less then 2 Years Till London!!

With the 2010 Winter Olympics but a recent memory, our LASIK for the Gold program has been very quiet of late.  Just to recap, this program provides free LASIK surgery to our Olympic athletes in an effort to afford them the best opportunity for Gold.  The 2010 Games proved to be a success with our […]

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.

Vision Harvest 2010: Warren Discusses His Cataract Troubles

With the date of this year’s Vision Harvest set for October 22, we are starting to see many patients at EyeCare 20/20 in need of cataract surgery who are without the means to pay for it.  I will be posting many stories over the next several weeks.  Here is Warren’s story.

Warren is a 63 year […]

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Brett Better Wear Those Safety Glasses: Favre Returns to NFL & Colbert Threatens to Poke Out His Eye!

Stephen Colbert, in discussing Brett Favre's most recent return to playing for the NFL, threatened to "stab him in the eye with a broken broom handle."  Although this was, of course, said in jest, it brings up an important point:  most eye injuries can be prevented.According to Prevent Blindness:Eye injuries in the workplace are very […]

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By |August 19th, 2010|Current Affairs|1 Comment

Our Broken Health Care System: 3 Years in the Hospital With No Way Out!

I had a friend down the shore this weekend who told me an amazingly sad story about a friend of his.

A 52 year old married man with a 7 year old son has been in the hospital for the past 3 years.  He has a rare disease called Pompe disease
which has forced him to live […]

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 |August 18th, 2010|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Vision Harvest: Dr. Silverman Rides 120 Miles for Free Cataract Surgery

Next Saturday, I plan on riding my bicycle from Livingston to Margate New Jersey.  I figure the route will be about 120 miles, it should be quite challenging.  I have also decided to incorporate my biking passion with raising some money for the upcoming Vision Harvest event.  Since August is National Cataract Awareness Month, the […]

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 |August 13th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Community, Vision Harvest|0 Comments

Vision Harvest Free Cataract Surgery Press Release

Free Cataract Surgery – Press Release

Since August is Cataract Awareness Month, we decided to get an early start to this year’s Vision Harvest initiative.  Here is a copy of our press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Keri Muli @
20/20 Communications, Inc.
P: 973-560-1500
F: 973-560-0419
info@eyecare2020.com
 
VISION HARVEST 2010
Local Area Eye Surgeons Will Be Giving Back Again This Fall
    Free Cataract […]

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Going Green Preventing 22 Million Cataracts

There is no doubt that I have seen an increase in the severity of cataracts in younger patients for years.  This is purely anecdotal on my part, but I am definitely operating more and more on younger patients.  When I discuss these cataracts wIth these younger patients, they are very surprised, "cataract is a disorder […]

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 |August 6th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Coming Soon to an Optician Near You: Electronic Bifocals!

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 […]

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 |August 2nd, 2010|Cutting Edge, Refractive Lens Surgery|3 Comments