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

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

February 11, 2015


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

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

December 3, 2014


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

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

June 1, 2014


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
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