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In the Journals

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

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

Traumatic Dislocation of LASIK Flaps 4 and 9 Years After Surgery

I have an article published in this month's Journal of Refractive Surgery titled: Traumatic Dislocation of LASIK Flaps 4 and 9 Years After Surgery.  With the help of UMDNJ ophthalmology resident, H. Jane Kim, we published two cases of traumatic flap dislocation following LASIK.  One of the cases occurred 9 years following LASIK, making it […]

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Flawed Conclusions: Physician Ownership Linked to Higher Surgery Volume

There has been a lot of buzz on the web this past week concerning an article in this month's Health Affairs titled: Physician-Ownership Of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Linked To Higher Volume Of Surgeries.  In this article, John M. Hollingsworth, M.D., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues used  Ambulatory Surgery Databases to […]

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Photo Bleaching of Cataracts in Our Future?

I read an interesting article today in the New York Times, by Henry Fountain titled: Laser Treatment May Work for Cataracts.  The article describes some research out of Denmark, published on line in Plosone.A cataract is an aging process whereby the eye's natural lens becomes more dense and opacified.  The main treatment for cataracts is […]

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By |March 23rd, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, In the Journals|2 Comments

Anti-Depressants Linked to Cataracts – Now That’s Depressing!

A recent study, soon to be published in Ophthalmology, found that taking certain anti-depressants increased one’s risk of developing cataracts.  Anti-depressants have recently come under fire for the litany of side effects associated with them, including an increase in the miscarriages of pregnant women, as well as the decrease in bone marrow of certain individuals.

The […]

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By |March 15th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, In the Journals|3 Comments

Post Menopausal Women Beware: Hormone Replacement + Alcohol = Cataracts!?

Photo courtesy of https://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/quarks-gluons-and-corroborating-emc2/2008/11/21/1226770694126.html
There is an interesting article in this month’s Ophthalmology titled Hormone Replacement Therapy in Relation to Risk of Cataract Extraction: A Prospective Study of Women.

This study included 30,861 women aged 49 to 83
years who completed a questionnaire about hormone status, use of
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and lifestyle. Of these, 4,324
women underwent cataract […]

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 |March 4th, 2010|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|1 Comment

Statins may Lower Incidence of Cataracts

There may be another reason to take that Lipitor besides lowering your cholesterol!  In last month's Annals of Epidemiology there was article titled: Persistence with Statins and Incident Cataract: A Population-Based Historical Cohort Study.  180,291 new statin users in Israel were followed between 1998 and 2007 for incident cataract or cataract extraction. During the study […]

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By |February 22nd, 2010|Cataract surgery, In the Journals|1 Comment

Young Patients with Cataracts do Better with Surgery

This month’s American Journal of Ophthalmology has an interesting article titled: Ten-Year Longitudinal Visual Function and Nd: YAG Laser Capsulotomy Rates in Patients Less Than 65 Years at Cataract Surgery.  The authors followed 102 pf 116 patients who underwent cataract surgery before the age of 65 and evaluated their 10 year results.  Here is what […]

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 |February 9th, 2010|Cataract surgery, In the Journals, Refractive Lens Surgery|0 Comments

Had LASIK, Have Cataracts…Now what??

I have been performing LASIK since its inception back in 1996.  Hard to believe its been 14 years.  What I am now seeing on an ever increasing basis is patients who have had LASIK in the past complaining of a deterioration in their vision.  Many of these patients come in assuming that their LASIK is […]

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By |February 4th, 2010|Cataract surgery, In the Journals, LASIK|0 Comments