Monthly Archives: January 2009

Discovery Channel How It’s Made: LASIK Eye Surgery

Potential LASIK patients are very interested in seeing LASIK surgery. Yesterday on Twitter, someone posted a video of their live surgery. Responses ran the gammot from "that’s incredible" to "that is really gross!" I always tell people that the surgery looks worse than it is, there really is no pain during the surgery.

Today, I did […]

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By |January 8th, 2009|LASIK|0 Comments

To Squint or to See the Light

There was an excellent article in last week’s health section of the New York Times titled To Squint or to See the Light. This article discussed several surgical options available to treat presbyopia. Presbyopia is an age-related change in vision that occurs when the eye’s lens begins to harden, becoming less flexible, and preventing the […]

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By |January 6th, 2009|Current Affairs, Refractive Lens Surgery|0 Comments

Latisse -FDA Approved Eyelash Growth Drug

Last week, the FDA has approved Latisse, the first drug to promote eyelash growth, according to Allergan, the company that makes Latisse. Latisse, which will be available by prescription starting in the first quarter of 2009, contains the active ingredient of the glaucoma drug Lumigan, which is also made by Allergan.

Eyelash growth is a known […]

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 |January 5th, 2009|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

What’s Up Doc?? Carrots And Your Eyes

Did you know that carrots contain large quantities of Vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene, which is especially important for eye health? However, eating carrots won’t give you 20/20 vision. Beta carotene’s powerful antioxidants help provide protection against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts, while vitamin A plays a major role in preventing […]

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 |January 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Richard Spikerman Plays Squash Video Testimonial

Richard Spikerman, a squash buddy of mine, was in town for the holidays from Monte Carlo.  He beat me again!  Richard talks about his LASIK results.  He previously had RK years earlier by another ophthalmologist.  The LASIK was able to improve his vision.

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 |January 3rd, 2009|Video Testimonials|0 Comments

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

This year as you begin to make changes to live a happy, healthier life in 2009, resolve to have a glaucoma eye examination. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it.

Glaucoma is a condition in […]

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By |January 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments