The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some quick tips you will need to know to insure that your family and friends can enjoy this “once in a lifetime” event and protect their vision at the same time. Total Eclipse of the Sun Bonnie Tyler will … Continue reading Solar Eclipse | What You Need to Know →
Staring directly at the sun during an the Great American Eclipse of 2017 can cause blindness. Here’s how to safely view this once in a lifetime event and protect your eyes.
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Happy fourth! Please be safe, enjoy the holiday and here are a few tips to avoid eye injuries while engaging the fireworks.
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Did you know Alexa (Amazon Echo Dot) can read to you? Alexa can perform thousands of “skills” to aid the visually impaired! Read this!
In the summer of 1990, my wife and I were invited to join a People to People Ambassador Tour to visit the Soviet Union. The USSR didn’t break up into its member states until the following year, late 1991. So, we got a look at what turned out to be a huge national facade – a strong military front and a “third world” infrastructure.
I was part of a medical group (medical laser specialists) that visited several hospitals and laser centers (?) within Moscow (Russia), Tbilisi (Soviet Georgia), Kharkov (Ukraine) and in St. Petersburg (again, in Russia). (Read more...)
In the summer of 1979, I had been hired to conduct a survey of all of the major contact lens companies operating around the world, for a US company interested in finding a partner for its contact lens company. I had completed my interviews of the companies in the US and Europe, and now had to interview the two companies producing lenses in Japan. Since this was my first trip to Japan, I decided to combine business with pleasure and took my wife along to spend a week on vacation, visiting Tokyo and Kyoto, before I was to (Read more...)
Recall that I had toured Europe in the fall of 1979, visiting the various contact lens companies that were based there, as well as interviewing notable doctors involved in their use, on an assignment to assess the contact lens companies in both the U.S. and Europe for a Japanese client interested in acquiring technology for starting a contact lens business in Japan.
This was my first trip to Europe and I kept a diary of my daily travels – the first and only time I have ever done so. It’s a good thing I did, because there were (Read more...)
The Bausch & Lomb Soflens, the original soft contact lens, was first approved for marketing in March 1972, My first contact lens assignment began in June of that year, an assessment of the “safety and efficacy” of the Soflens. Over the following fifteen years, I led over 150 assignments involving both soft and gas permeable contact lenses, becoming, in that period, the “guru” of the contact lens industry.
But one of the most interesting assignments, in the fall of 1979, involved my traveling all over the United States and Europe to investigate possible technical partners for a (Read more...)
Here’s a great video demonstrating a very common finding in the vitreous. Asteroid hyalosis are copious white flecks suspended in the eye.
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This article is written by Mark Whitten, M.D. He writes about a new procedure to treat presbyopia. Imagine, no more reading glasses!
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Ever wonder why Botox is so popular. It does have many medical uses, but it’s a very effective and popular treatment you may consider for your wrinkles…if you have any!
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Uveitis refers to inflammation inside the eye. This post reviews the symptoms, causes and treatment options.
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Cataract surgery can improve your vision, allow you to work longer, have fewer car crashes…and lengthen your life.
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Did you know that tearing is actually a common symptom of dry eye? Here’s a review of the symptoms and causes of dry eye.
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Do you know if you have glaucoma? How would you know? Here’s a list of risk factors for developing the disease. Most patients have no symptoms. Read on…
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The Minnesota Vikings’ head coach, Mike Zimmer, recently underwent several procedures for treatment of a retinal tear and retinal detachment. What can we learn from him?
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Here’s what we are doing for Thanksgiving. We are frying a turkey. What about you? I’ve also have so high hopes for this website!
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This is a guest post contributed by Alaina Kronenberg, a cataract specialists in Dearborn, MI.
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Here’s how I became a retina specialist. It involved medical school, internship and residency. I hope this is entertaining.
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Here’s a short list of reasons why your vision may be blurry after vitrectomy surgery other than the particular reason for operating.
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