Monthly Archives: October 2010

How to Safely Wear Cosmetic Contact Lenses on Halloween!

I got an e-mail from my son today.  His friend tried to get a pair of contact lenses on line for a party he is going to in South Beach.  Problem was he couldn’t get the contact lenses without a Doctor’s Rx!  He wanted to know if I could get him the lenses before the […]

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By |October 29th, 2010|Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Vision Harvest 2010 A Huge Success: 24 Receive Free Cataract Surgery

 
Friday's Vision Harvest went off without a hitch.  24 people were able to have their vision improved with free cataract surgery.  These patients all suffered with cataracts, but were unable to seek the treatment they needed, as they had no insurance nor the means to pay for their cataract surgery.
I continue to […]

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By |October 27th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Community, Vision Harvest|2 Comments

Vision Harvest 2010: from Tennessee to New Jersey with a Little Help from Her Friends

So tomorrow is our second annual Vision Harvest free cataract surgery day!  I saw our final patient pre operatively today, and its a great story!  Shirley lives in Tennessee, can't see because of her cataracts, and can't afford surgery as she has no insurance.  Last year her daughter, Amanda heard about our program, after the […]

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By |October 21st, 2010|Cataract surgery, Community, Video Testimonials, Vision Harvest|0 Comments

2 Things That Excited Me at This Year’s AAO Meeting

I was fortunate to spend this past weekend in Chicago at the Annual AAO Meeting.  It was great catching up with old friends and colleauges, having some awesome meals, and enjoying the beautiful city of Chicago.  I even had the time to spend a few hours enjoying one of my hobies:  taking some pictures of […]

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By |October 19th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, Refractive Lens Surgery|0 Comments

4 More Days Until This Year’s Vision Harvest Free Cataract Day!

We are coming down to the wire for Vision Harvest 2010 Free cataract surgery Day at River Drive Surgery Center.  As of today, 25 patients are scheduled to receive free cataract surgery on this Friday, October 22.  Patients have come from as far away as Virginia and up state New York to be evaluated for […]

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 |October 18th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Community, Vision Harvest|0 Comments

Blog Action Day: Water (and LASIK)

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.  By doing so on the same day, the blogging community […]

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 |October 15th, 2010|Community, Current Affairs|0 Comments

Chicago, Here I Come!

Just getting ready to pack my bags for a working weekend in Chicago.  I will be attending the annual AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) meeting.  This meeting, along with the ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) meeting in the spring, are the two "big" eye meetings of the year.
Personally, I plan on getting […]

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By |October 14th, 2010|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|1 Comment

After 22 Years FDA Continues to Drop the Ball on Eye Drop Packaging Mix-Ups

22 Years ago I had a letter published in the Archives of Ophthalmology titled:  Corneal Abrasion From Accidental Instillation of Cyanoacrylate Into the Eye.  This letter described a 38-year-old woman was referred from a local emergency department to my office after accidentally putting instant nail glue into her left eye.  She had been taking gentamicin […]

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 |October 5th, 2010|Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics|1 Comment

The LASIK Debate Continues on CNN

Last week's LASIK debate aired on CNN.  It pitted ophthalmologist Stephen Slade vs former FDA official Morris Waxler.  While Dr. Slade did a great job in defending LASIK's clinical track record, I don't think he addressed some of Waxler's false claims adequately, including:

"only 60 percent can get rid
of their glasses and contact lenses"

"There's — 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 |October 4th, 2010|Current Affairs, LASIK|2 Comments