Monthly Archives: September 2010

Balanced Reporting: CNN to Air LASIK Debate This Morning

I have received a large response to my post last week that criticized Diane Sawyer's one-sided coverage of LASIK.  I urge everyone to tune in, Tivo, or DVR this morning's CNN Newsroom.  This morning, CNN’s Kyra Phillips will talk with Morris Waxler and Dr.
Stephen Slade who performed the first LASIK surgery in the U.S. at
10:15am […]

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By |September 29th, 2010|Current Affairs, LASIK|0 Comments

PRETTY IN PINK: THIS OCTOBER, HAVE LASIK AND JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States.

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Together we can help fight back against breast cancer.

This October, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EyeCare 20/20 is
gearing up to participate for its fifth […]

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 |September 28th, 2010|Community, LASIK|1 Comment

1 to 2 Drinks a Day Lowers Cataract Incidence, I’ll Drink to That!

In last month's American Journal of Ophthalmology was an interesting article, Alcohol Consumption and the Long-Term Incidence of Cataract and Cataract Surgery: The Blue Mountains Eye Study. This study evaluated if there was any correlation between alcohol consumption and cataract formation in over 3,500 people over the age of 49 years.The results were very interesting:
After […]

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By |September 27th, 2010|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments

One-Sided Reporting: Diane Sawyer of ABC News Covers LASIK With Bias Reporting

In some of the most one-sided journalism that I have seen, Diane Sawyer and ABC's World News Tonight  reported on the safety of LASIK surgery.  The story was based on an interview with Morris Waxler, a former FDA official who was involved in the approval process of LASIK in the 1990's. 

I take exception with many […]

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By |September 24th, 2010|Current Affairs, LASIK|5 Comments

2 EyeCare 20/20 Docs Named Inside New Jersey’s 2010 Top Doctors

Inside New Jersey Magazine came out with their 2010 Top Doctor List this past weekend.  EyeCare 20/20 had 2 on the list:
Dr. Joel Eichler for

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By |September 20th, 2010|EyeCare 20/20 In the News|2 Comments

Parents Beware: Laser Pointers Not Toys!!

There was a very intersting Letter to the Editor in last weeks New England Journal of Medicine last week, Retinal Injuries from a Handheld Laser Pointer.  The authors report a case of a 15 year old boy who bought a laser pointer on the internet to use as a toy.  The boy’s life changed when […]

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By |September 16th, 2010|EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments

American Medical Care Continues to Lag: AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL Released Outside the USA

Alcon labs announced this week the release of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric intraocular lens (IOL) outside the United State.  The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL combines the technologies
of the ReSTOR® +3 add multifocal IOL and the Toric IOL.  Data demonstrated that the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL delivers similar quality of […]

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Charity: Water 4 Year Anniversary Today

After today's earlier post linking LASIK discounts with Charity: Water, I received this e-mail discussing Charity: Water's 4 year anniversary.  I think You will find it very interesting:Live Drill: It Doesn't Always Work. Today is the fourth anniversary of charity: water. Our team spent it in a village called Moale, trying to dig our 200th […]

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 |September 7th, 2010|Community, LASIK|0 Comments

See : Water Campaign Extended Thru September; Donate & Save $1,000 of LASIK!

Last month we started our See : Water campaign.  The idea was simple, donate $100 to Charity : Water, EyeCare 20/20 matches the donation, and receive  $1,000 off a bilateral LASIK procedure!  The results have been incredible, with over $3,500 raised for this worthy cause.  The campaign was slated to end yesterday, Labor Day, but […]

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 |September 7th, 2010|Community, LASIK|0 Comments