Unexplained Eye Pain: The Causes, the Problems and the Treatment

February 28, 2017
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Dr. Perry Rosenthal, a pioneering ophthalmologist and founder/director of the Boston Eye Pain Foundation joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and Health News Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Perry Rosenthal discuss the following:

  • Since, as you have said, symptoms of dry eye are actually a special type of eye pain, how do you explain why so many people constantly complain of having dry eyes even though their eyes are not dry? .  Why does this occur?
  • You've written that LASIK surgery is one of the prime causes of persistent dry eye symptoms in eyes that are not really dry.  How is this explained?
  • I assume the LASIK industry is not happy that you're talking about this.  What kind of pushback have you experienced from them?
  • Why did you start the Boston EyePain Foundation?
  • Is there any hope for people with devastating dry eye symptoms whose eyes seem to have adequate tears?

 

SUMMARY: If you're going to have LASIK, be aware of all the potential risks, including devastating eye pain which, while it affects only a small percentage of people who have had LASIK, is a real issue.

 

Perry Rosenthal, MD, founder of the nonprofit Boston EyePain Foundation, specialized in ophthalmology through the residency program of Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. As a resident, he founded the Infirmary’s first Contact Lens Service at the “suggestion” of Professor Edwin P Dunphy, then chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and a visionary who understood the potential of hard contact lenses to improve vision impaired by corneal diseases. Dr. Rosenthal quickly discovered that the usefulness of first generation commercial contact lenses was severely limited by blocking corneal access to oxygen needed to support their metabolism. In effect, these devices asphyxiated the corneas while they were worn. The solution was obvious and Rosenthal co-founded Polymer Technology to develop rigid contact lens plastics that ‘breathed” and compatible solutions known as the Boston Lens™ products. The company was subsequently acquired by Bausch & Lomb.

 

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Website: www.bostoneyepain.org

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Corneal Cross-Linking with Avedro & Therapeutic Corneal Refractive Surgery

December 28, 2016
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Dr. Richard Foulkes, a renowned ophthalmologist in the Chicago area who has influenced doctors around the world & has dedicated himself to the practice of vision correction since 1997 joins eHealth Radio & the Eye Health & Health News Channels. He has performed over 48,000 LASIK procedures and over 20,000 cataract procedures to date.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Foulkes discuss the following:

  • What is keratoconus and what options are there for keratoconus treatment?
  • Who can benefit from Corneal Cross linking?
  • What is the process for this procedure (how long does it take, what risks are involved)?
  • What makes this technique unique?
  • How can a user request an appointment for cross linking?

 

Richard B. Foulkes, M.D., graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical College in the top 10% of his class. He studied ophthalmology at Cornell Medical College and the Catholic Medical Center in New York, earning chief residency status in his third year.

Dr. Foulkes believes that LASIK vision correction has the power not only to change patients' lives but also the world. He has made LASIK surgery the focus of his practice at Foulkes Vision for nearly 20 years, performing more than 48,000 procedures. Dr. Foulkes also has extensive experience with surgery to remove cataracts and implant premium intraocular lenses for patients suffering vision loss; he has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries to date.

Foulkes Vision adopts state-of-the-art technology to provide patients with optimal vision correction, including excimer and femtosecond lasers. Dr. Foulkes is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and he draws upon ongoing education to help patients enhance their eye health and sight.

 

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Website: www.glassesfree.com

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Twitter: @glassesfree

KAMRA Inlay with Dr. Paul Casey

July 21, 2016
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Dr. Paul Casey at Nevada Eye Care, an NVISION Company joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and Health News Channels. Dr. Casey is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in corneal and refractive surgery.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paul Casey discuss the following:

  • What is presbyopia?
  • What is the KAMRA inlay? 
  • Who can the KAMRA inlay help most?  
  • Do all eye surgeons offer this technology?
  • How can someone get more information on the KAMRA inlay?


Duration: 15:25


Dr. Paul Casey is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in corneal and refractive surgery. He provides comprehensive ophthalmology, including state of the art cataract and excimer laser vision correction surgery for patients in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.


Dr. Casey received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his internship at David Grant Medical Center and his residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center – both while on active duty with the United States Air Force.



Website: nvisioneyecenters.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NVISIONEyeCenters

Growing Problem of Myopia among Kids and Its Impact and Treatment options

June 9, 2016
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Dr. Max Parikh, Chief Surgeon at Nvision La Jolla/San Diego joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health & Health News Channels. Dr. Parikh specializes in Lasik and cataract surgery; which is the most effective treatment for the elimination or reduction of myopia.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Max Parikh discuss the following:

  • What is Myopia?
  • What is the problem with being Myopia—can’t you do lasik to treat?
  • How prevalent is the problem of myopia now and projected to be in the future?
  • Why are so many people getting myopia?
  • Are there any treatment options to slow down or reverse the myopia in childhood?


Dr. Parikh has been a board-certified ophthalmologist for more than 9 years and has performed more than 12,000 LASIK procedures, including many for NFL players on the San Diego Chargers. He was one of the first west coast surgeons trained in custom Wavefront treatment technology. He also specializes in LASIK, PRK, LASEK, cataracts, intraocular lenses, custom LASIK, intrastromal corneal rings (Intacs), and CK.


Dr. Parikh graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.  He did his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary/Mount Sinai and then returned to the west coast for his cornea and refractive surgery fellowship.


In his spare time, Dr. Parikh teaches principles of ophthalmology and refractive surgery to fellow doctors and surgeons.  But when he is not doing that, he spends time with his family in the great outdoors of Southern California.


Dr. Parikh practices at NVISION's La Jolla and San Diego location.



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Laser Cataract Surgery; The most significant advancement in Cataract Surgery in a Decade

May 25, 2016
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Dr. Richard Burns, Chief LASIK and Cataract Surgeon at NVISION in Palm Desert and Murieta, California which offers LASIK, cataract procedures and more joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Burns discuss the following:

  • What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
  • Why do you believe it is better?
  • Do all eye surgeons offer this technology?
  • Is laser cataract surgery here to stay? And does that mean traditional cataract surgery will become obsolete?
  • How can someone find a laser cataract surgeon?


Duration: 16:08


Dr. Burns has been a board-certified ophthalmologist for more than 25 years and has performed more than 35,000 laser and cataract procedures. A frequent lecturer on refractive and cataract procedures, Dr. Burns has also appeared on many television and radio programs sharing information about laser vision correction.


Dr. Burns received his M.D. from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as chief resident.



Website: www.nvisioncenters.com


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The Psychology of Giving

October 15, 2015
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Marsha Marcoe, Director of Philanthropy, Planned Giving & Major Gifts, the first position of its kind at the Braile Institute in Santa Barbara joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marsha Marcoe discuss the following:

  • Tell us a little about your fundraising efforts at the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara California.  How did you move from being a marriage and family counselor into fundraising arena?
  • The psychology of giving is a very unusual aspect of psychology. Studies show that generous behavior results in positive feelings on the part of the donor. How does that work?
  • Do you find that donors feel happiest if they give to a charity via a friend, relative or social connection rather than simply making an anonymous donation to a worthy cause?
  • We’re coming up on the end of the year holiday season – why do people donate more at this time? 
  • The ice bucket challenge was a huge success. Was there more motivating donors than just donating to a good cause?
  • Tell our listeners why they should consider donating to a good cause.  What’s in it for them – will they be happier and healthier?  



Duration: 14:20


Marsha Marcoe, MFT, is the Director of Philanthropy, Planned Giving & Major Gifts, the first position of its kind at the Braile Institute Santa Barbara. Her primary responsibility is to develop, promote and implement a planned giving and major giving program in Santa Barbara. In addition, she assists in increasing community awareness of Braille Institute’s life changing services and build strategic relationships with major philanthropic, civic and community service stakeholders.


Marsha’s previous employment includes Associate Executive Director and Interim Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County; Corporate Liaison for the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara; Associate Dean of Development for the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara; and Director of Development for Child Abuse Listening & Mediation.


Marsha attended Antioch University, Los Angeles, where she received a MA in Clinical Psychology and a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She holds membership in American Fundraising Professionals; Philanthropic Giving Index Panel of Fundraising Experts from Indiana University Center of Philanthropy; and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  She is active in the community where she is a member of the Women’s Fund North and South County.


Braille Institute Santa Barbara is located at 2031 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The main phone number for the center is (805) 682-6222; Marsha’s direct phone number is (805) 770-6779.


About Braille Institute of America


Braille Institute of America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. It serves tens of thousands of people of all ages each year through an array of integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services designed to help people with vision loss lead enriched and fulfilling lives. Funded entirely by private donations, all services are completely free-of-charge.


Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brailleinstitute and on twitter @BrailleInst.



Website: www.brailleinstitute.org/santabarbara

The best candidate for LASIK with Dr. Sandy T. Feldman

February 21, 2015
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Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, a renowned San Diego Ophthalmologist , corneal expert & Medical Director of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center in San Diego, California again joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sandy T. Feldman discuss the following:

  • Who is a candidate for LASIK?
  • When researching LASIK, there are so many names…what should one look for?
  • Many people are hesitant to have LASIK because of fear….what do you tell them?
  • How should people choose a doctor?
  • What about pricing?


Duration: 6:02


Dr. Feldman has performed over 20 thousand refractive procedures and has the confidence that modern LASIK is so precise, she performed LASIK on her own husband. Almost ten years later, he still has 20/15 vision in each eye. Her experience along with the use of sophisticated technology that customizes the procedure for our eyes ensures the highest probability of attaining the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman attended medical school at Rush Medical College Rush University in Chicago, IL where she also fulfilled her ophthalmology residency. Additional training followed with a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, in Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She remained on faculty at the University of California, San Diego rising to the ranks of Associate Professor in Residence and also served as Director of Refractive Surgery.

As a leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Feldman has participated in FDA clinical studies of custom LASIK. Currently, she is involved in studies of a new treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a disease in which the fitting of contact lenses can become challenging. In 2009, she was one of ten laser eye care providers in the U.S. to receive the Goldline Award as seen Forbes Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Elite RealSelf award,Top Doc San Diego and was inducted into the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons. Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Professional athletes in numerous arenas have trusted their eyes to Dr. Feldman; from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to former Iron Man Triathletes Scott Tinley and Lori Bowden. She has performed surgery on so many athletes in Southern California area that she is considered “The Athlete’s Choice.” She has also performed surgery on thousands of doctors including other surgeons, as well as the inventor of the WaveScanTM device, Dr. Josef Bille.

During Dr. Feldman's downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, at the beach, hiking local trails, and practicing yoga. Dr. Sandy T. Feldman and the ClearView team will help guide you to the best vision correction option for you, whether it is implantable lens technology, laser vision correction or advanced implants with cataract surgery.


Website: www.clearvieweyes.com

BlephEx, the first and only medical device for in-office treatment of blepharitis

February 11, 2015
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Dr. James Rynerson, MD, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and President and CEO of BlephEx, LLC the first and only medical device for in-office treatment of blepharitis joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. James Rynerson discuss the following:

  • What is blepharitis, what causes it, and how common is it?
  • What is BlephEx?
  • Please describe the device, the procedure and the results.
  • What are other treatment options and are they effective?  Why or why not.
  • What is the maintenance routine following the initial procedure?


Tip: In the same way that gingivitis and tooth loss can be avoided by regular teeth cleaning and flossing, blepharitis and tear gland damage can be controlled by BlephEx treatments every four to six months, followed by nightly home maintenance. With routine maintenance blepharitis symptoms such as itching or scratchy eyes, foreign body sensation, tearing, crusting, redness and inflammation, mattering, dry eyes and eye rubbing can be significantly reduced.


Duration: 13:11


Dr. James Rynerson is regarded as a leader in the field of vision correction. He has been named to the Premier Surgeon PS250.


The PS250 is a list of 250 surgeons the publisher and editors of Premier Surgeon have identified as leading innovators in the field of premium IOL surgery. He is consulted by other eye surgeons who need assistance with challenging patients and by patients unhappy with or needing corrections from prior surgeries.


Dr. Rynerson has performed over 10,000 LASIK refractive surgery procedures at Rynerson Vision Care for people suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. He can also treat those over 40 who need reading glasses (presbyopia) by performing LASIK. Dr. Rynerson has been selected as a Premier Surgeon’s top 250 IOL cataract surgeon by Slack Premier Surgeon Magazine.



Website: www.blephex.com

The Braille Institute, serving tens of thousands of blind and visually impaired people

December 3, 2014
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Gloria Coulston, M.S., Executive Director of the Braille Institute in Orange County, California joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and News Channels. The Braille Institute serves tens of thousands of blind and visually impaired people across Southern California and the United States.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Gloria Coulston discuss the following:

  • Tell us about the Braille Institute Orange County. 
  • 

What are some of the programs unique to Braille Institute and are they free? 

  • There are two brothers who are working with you on an Eagle Scout project. What are the details? 
  • How will the sensory garden be used?
  • How can people learn more about Braille Institute?


Duration: 10:31


Gloria Coulston, Executive Director at the Braille Institute - Orange County.  Originally from the beautiful state of Maine, Gloria received her Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource and Development; as well as a Business Degree from the University of Southern Maine.  She has worked as a Community Education Director for the Gorham Center for Volunteers and Community Education, as Director for Dunedin Assisted Living and as an Undergraduate Specialist and Assistant to the Chair at the University of California Irvine.


She began her work at Braille Institute in 2008 as Field Services Manager and then Assistant Director in 2010, becoming Executive Director in spring of 2014.  Gloria has a personal appreciation for Braille Institute as both her children were born legally blind and have utilized Braille Institute’s services since 1999.  Gloria uses her personal experiences raising her children, education and having an understanding of the “senior” population to spread the word about Braille Institute’s free services.



Website: www.brailleinstitute.org

Symptoms of cataracts and how they are treated with Dr. Sandy T. Feldman

June 1, 2014
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Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, Medical Director at Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center, a Laser Eye Surgeon that specializes in providing clear vision to patients joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sandy T. Feldman discuss the following:


  • What is a cataract?
  • What are the symptoms of cataracts?
  • How are cataracts treated?
  • When does a person need cataract surgery?
  • What are the options for cataract patients?
  • What's the best way to determine options?


Duration: 7:32


Dr. Feldman has performed over 20 thousand refractive procedures and has the confidence that modern LASIK is so precise, she performed LASIK on her own husband. Almost ten years later, he still has 20/15 vision in each eye. Her experience along with the use of sophisticated technology that customizes the procedure for our eyes ensures the highest probability of attaining the best possible outcomes.


Dr. Sandy T. Feldman attended medical school at Rush Medical College Rush University in Chicago, IL where she also fulfilled her ophthalmology residency. Additional training followed with a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, in Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She remained on faculty at the University of California, San Diego rising to the ranks of Associate Professor in Residence and also served as Director of Refractive Surgery.


As a leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Feldman has participated in FDA clinical studies of custom LASIK. Currently, she is involved in studies of a new treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a disease in which the fitting of contact lenses can become challenging. In 2009, she was one of ten laser eye care providers in the U.S. to receive the Goldline Award as seen Forbes Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Elite RealSelf award,Top Doc San Diego and was inducted into the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons. Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Professional athletes in numerous arenas have trusted their eyes to Dr. Feldman; from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to former Iron Man Triathletes Scott Tinley and Lori Bowden. She has performed surgery on so many athletes in Southern California area that she is considered “The Athlete’s Choice.” She has also performed surgery on thousands of doctors including other surgeons, as well as the inventor of the WaveScanTM device, Dr. Josef Bille.


During Dr. Feldman's downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, at the beach, hiking local trails, and practicing yoga. Dr. Sandy T. Feldman and the ClearView team will help guide you to the best vision correction option for you, whether it is implantable lens technology, laser vision correction or advanced implants with cataract surgery.



Web Site: www.clearvieweyes.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ClearviewEyeandLaserMedicalCenter