Don’t Forget to Protect Your Eyes
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) “The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning sunlamps can cause many other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin.”
UV exposure can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and corneal damage, and can even lead to blindness. There are things you can do today to help protect your eyes when you are outdoors or driving. How? When you are enjoying the sunshine, always wear wrap-around sunglasses with a 99% or higher UV block rating and a wide-brimmed hat.
The LASIK procedure was developed for ophthalmic use in the early 80s and was approved by the FDA in 1995. A lot has changed since then. Is LASIK a safe way to correct your vision?
LASIK Has a High Patient Satisfaction Rate
Over 19 million LASIK surgeries have been performed in the United States. The procedure maintains a very high patient satisfaction rate. According to clinical data, over 95% of patients reported a positive response to the surgery. The rate of complications was under 1%, making it extremely safe for the majority of patients.
Different factors can affect results, which is why a medical professional should be consulted before undergoing LASIK. Your ophthalmologist can advise you on possible complications or if a preexisting condition could affect results.
LASIK May Be Safer Than Wearing Contacts
Did you know that LASIK surgery may be safer than wearing contact lenses? The procedure has been scrutinized through FDA clinical trials consisting of over 9,000 patients between 1993 and 2005. There are over 7,000 peer-reviewed studies that were published, all confirming that the surgery is safe and effective.
A recent analysis was performed that compared rates of infection between LASIK and soft contact lenses. There were three times more cases of microbial keratitis in patients who wore contacts compared to those who underwent LASIK.
Is LASIK the Best Choice for Me?
LASIK surgery works for many, but it isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Make sure you choose a treatment that is ideal for you based on health status and vision needs. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey located in Bloomfield Hills to schedule a LASIK consultation.
Sports can be lots of fun. They help people stay in shape, build coordination, and encourage teamwork. However, some activities can be hazardous to your eyes. An estimated $175 to $200 million is spent annually on sports eye injuries in the U.S. What can you do to protect your vision from injury on the field, court, rink, or wherever you play?
Wear Proper Sports Safety Gear
One of the best ways to avoid trauma is to wear proper safety gear. Polycarbonate lenses are recommended when engaging in high-impact activities. They are 10 times as resistant to impact as other similar materials. Statistics have shown that hockey players who wear adequate eye protection are four times less likely to suffer an injury. Along with eyewear, also remember to put on any other gear needed based on the sport you play. That includes a helmet, protective pads, and gloves.
What Do I Do If I Am Injured While Playing Sports?
A quick response is the best way to minimize the long-term effects of a sports eye injury. Seek medical advice immediately. An ophthalmologist can examine the eye and determine the extent of damage and best treatment option. It could mean the difference between a full recovery and losing your sight. If you have experienced a sports-related eye injury, go to the emergency room and then let us know. Quick action can save your sight.
Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey Eye Surgeons is delighted to announce the addition of a new doctor to our practice. Alex Mishulin, MD will be joining our team to provide high-quality medical and surgical services to our patients.
Dr. Mishulin earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He did a Transitional Year Residency at Oakwood Hospital where he was honored as resident of the year in 2016. His Ophthalmology Residency was done at Kresge Eye Institute.
During his ophthalmology residency, his areas of research were microinvasive glaucoma surgery, improving outcomes in cataract surgery and advanced technology intraocular lenses. He was the recipient of the Hanna Obertynski M.D. Award for Best Published Paper from Kresge Eye Institute in 2017. He participated in IOPEN eye surgery mission trip in partnership with the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) and SEE International to the Dominican Republic.
Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey Eye Surgeons provide full service medical and surgical eyecare to our patients in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. Our focus is on Cataract, LASIK, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Fuchs’ Dystrophy, DMEK and general ophthalmology issues. Our cutting edge office has 22 exam rooms with on-site cataract, glaucoma and retina testing. In addition our office has a minor surgical suite containing the Allegretto Wavelight laser and Allegretto FS-200 femto second laser for LASIK and laser vision correction.
Dr. Mishulin will be a great addition to our practice. He will be available beginning August 1, 2019.