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Family Problems

This past Wednesday I received a call around 7 a.m. from my father.  I was just arriving at Visual Health getting ready for another busy day of patient care.  When I saw the number on my caller ID, I was a bit concerned, as we normally talk every Friday morning.  My...

The Post-Op Cataract Course

The cataract surgery is commonly eight minutes and painless. The intravenous calming medication has mostly worn off about the time one leaves the operating room. Over the next 15 minutes, vital signs are taken and post-op instructions given. Since IV medications have...

Different Lens Choices in Cataract Surgery

Today there are four different types of lenses for cataract surgery. One is a standard mono-focal lens for distance, that often needs glasses for best vision for distance, computers and reading. The second type is a multi-focal lens, the Tecnis Multi-focal by AMO has...

When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States and around the world today. The procedure is popular because it removes excess skin on the eyelids and lifts and reshapes the remaining...

Silent Thief of Sight

Although the Latin definition of the word glaucoma- an opacity of the human lens- can be confused with the common cataract, glaucoma really describes a group of eye diseases which affect the optic nerve. Left untreated glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss and even...

Never Off-Duty

Another true story from Dr. Hearing: The last Wednesday and Thursday of each July is a national holiday for my family and me.  It is the Florida’s sport divers’ mini lobster season- a two-day head-start on the commercial harvest of Florida lobster. This past...