Have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
As we grow older, our vision often worsens.
What if our vision could be restored with a relatively simple procedure? For patients with cataracts, it can.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefits of cataract surgery extend beyond better vision – it also results in a lower risk of hip fractures in the elderly.
Each eye has a clear lens that focuses light and allows us to see. As we age, the lens can become dull, causing a condition known as a cataract. Similar to smudged reading glasses, a dull lens in the eye results in blurry vision.
Early signs of cataracts are difficulty in driving at night, reading traffic signs or reading small words. The condition is painless and usually affects both eyes. [Read more…]
The latest innovation is laser cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is done more than any other operation in America — a million and a half times a year.
Cataracts typically require surgical removal and replacement of the eye’s lens. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK.
Most cataracts are associated with the aging process and are common among older Americans. In fact, recent studies have estimated that 20.5 million Americans over age 40 (17 percent) have a cataract in one or both eyes, and more than 6 million in this age group (5 percent) already have had cataract surgery. [Read more…]
Femtosecond laser lens fragmentation with a smaller lens softening grid significantly reduced effective phacoemulsification time, according to a study.
“The choice of the grid pattern used for lens fragmentation and softening is an important factor in further reducing the [effective phaco time],” the study authors said. “This may have important implications for the future as we continue to strive toward eliminating ultrasound energy by enhancing microincision surgery and by developing new IOL designs.”
The prospective, randomized clinical trial included 160 eyes of 160 patients with senile cataract who underwent femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Capsulotomy and lens fragmentation were performed with the Catalys Precision Laser System (OptiMedica). [Read more…]
Spigelman Alan V MD Facs has been selected for the 2012 Best of Bloomfield Hills Awards in the Ophthalmology Physicians category by the Bloomfield Hills Award Program committee.
The selection of our company is a reflection of the hard work of not only ours, but of many people that have supported our business and contributed to the subsequent success of our organization.
We have joined such an elite group of small businesses. The Bloomfield Hills Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the Bloomfield Hills area. Each year, they identify companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Waterford Senior Center’s annual Health Fair will be on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Health /Housing Fair is open to the general public. We anticipate a great turnout for this event. The day will include a variety of health screening and information booths hosted by health professionals, community providers and housing specialists. We have scheduled the Flu Shot Clinic to be on the same date as the Health/Housing Fair. This event is well publicized through area television and prints media, including advertisements in the Oakland Press and Spinal Column.
Fill out the enclosed Screening Participant form and return to me as soon as possible if you wish to participate in Vision Screenings. The fax number for the Waterford Senior Center is 248-738-4710 or you can mail the form back to inc. If there are any questions or concerns, please call me at (248) 682-9450.
Event Location: Waterford Senior Center
3621 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: (248) 682-9450
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We now have the newer model of the Allegretto Laser. We had the 200hz but now have the 400hz. Twice as fast with better results. It is the first one in South Eastern Michigan. We are ablr to provide Dry Eye Laser Treatment.
The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser was designed based on an idea that was once only imagined: a system with shortened surgery times, innovative and reliable eye-tracking, and a clear ergonomic concept.
Together, these innovations allow the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser to provide improved patient comfort and excellent clinical results. [Read more…]
Based out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the researchers followed 78,977 women and 41,202 men, all initially without glaucoma who’d had eye examinations from the 1980s until 2008. They asked them all about their coffee (and other caffeine) habits, then compared them to their medical records if they reported a history of glaucoma, looking specifically for diagnoses of exfoliation glaucoma. They also counted diagnoses of “exfoliative glaucoma suspect.” That included patients who had high pressures in their eyes, changes in their optic nerve, and/or visual field problems. They pooled the data from the cohorts via meta-analysis. [Read more…]
When cataract surgery successfully removes the veil from your eyes, the return of clear vision might make you feel like Dorothy travelling from black-and-white Kansas to Technicolor Oz — or The Dr. Oz Show.
And getting to see and understand what you’ve been missing isn’t just a boost for the spirits.
It turns out that it’s a much bigger overall health game-changer with some surprising benefits.
Most cataract surgery is done on folks older than 65 (almost half will have it), and being able to see clearly again (the procedure is more than 90 per cent successful) prevents falls and hip fractures. [Read more…]
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