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New Device Simulates Lens Replacement Experience Prior to Cataract Surgery


  1. Irv Arons: Ari, I had found his email address and did write him....
  2. Dr. Ari Weitzner: Irv - the researchers are in Spain. I'd contact the...
  3. Irv Arons: Ari, Do you think this new device can simulate the new...

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Trial to Study Effect of Gabapentin on Pain of Second Cataract Surgery


  1. lydia benton: Do not take Gabapentin. Memory loss could be worse than...

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Stem Cells/Cell Therapy in Ophthalmology Tables Updated


  1. A.K.M. Afzal Hossain Chowdhury: I am suffering from 'optic atrophy' . Do you have...
  2. mahtab: Hello, I am suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, few days back...
  3. LOVEKESH: Loss of vision in right eye after met with in...
  4. LOVEKESH: Problem- Loss of vision in Right Eye after accident. Doctor...
  5. ari: please check out the stem cell section in this website...
  6. ari: please refer to the stem cell section of this website
  7. Ankit J: Hello, I am suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, few days...

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New Technology Pioneered by Dr. Sheila Nirenberg May Restore Vision By Bypassing Damaged Photoreceptors


  1. david anderson: Might be a bit late. Advanced Cell Technology has been...

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RetroSense Using Optogenetics to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa and Dry AMD


  1. Irv Arons: Paula, If you would like to read more about the use...
  2. Andre Gallo: Paula: Having suffered with not just a few floaters but with...
  3. ari: a few surgeons do yag laser of the opacities, but...
  4. Paula Baron: I have very large opacities floating around in my line...

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Probing to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction


  1. ari: To respond further, mgd is a chronic disease that takes...
  2. Dr. Ari Weitzner: There's an excellent article - a bit dated but comprehensive...

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Can Ellex’s 2RT Nanosecond Laser Halt the Progression of Macular Degeneration?


  1. ari: this laser is experimental and has not been shown to...
  2. arlen: I get injections of Lucentis. every 6 week's, this is...
  3. Irv Arons: The ELLEX 2RT Retinal Regeneration Laser March 23, 2009 By: Irv Arons,...

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Who is Treating Wet AMD With Oraya Therapeutics’ IRay® Radiotherapy System?


  1. Jim Taylor: Additional locations will be added within the UK in the...

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Floxin Eye Drops or Doxcycline Oral Antibiotics for Pink Eye?


  1. ari: all pinkeye, by definition, goes away sooner or later, regardless...
  2. Dr. Derek MacDonald: In adults, the majority of eye infections are viral; antibiotic...

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Can a Niacin Flush Affect Eye Color?


  1. ari: nope

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Is It Better to Have Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes or One Eye?


  1. ari: yep. its obvious. but medicare and other insurance plans...
  2. Sam Jones: Call me crazy, but isn't this a bit obvious? Of...

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Fundus Exam With an iPhone (With iExaminer From Welch Allyn)


  1. tmpacc: If you're interested in more technical view of eye fundus...

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List of Clinical Trials Evaluating Use of Stem Cells to Treat Eye Diseases


  1. ari: please see the stem cell section and irv aron's posting-...
  2. Todd Greeneway: I was wondering if Dr. Weitzner ever responded to my...
  3. Todd Greeneway: Dr. Weitzner-My 82 year-old father has had NAION for about...
  4. ari: all the stem cell info is on the website- feel...
  5. James DuVall: What is the latest Re: Stem Cell Research & use...
  6. kurtulus kaya: I have stargardt disease. Thank you for everything.
  7. Irv Arons: The latest versions of my three tables on stem cells/cell...
  8. Irv Arons: A further update: ACT announced today that it had treated...
  9. Irv Arons: Actually there is one update -- I recently learned that...
  10. Irv Arons: Thanks Arie and Josh, I think the table will help...

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Do Vitamins Help Reduce the Risk of AMD?


  1. Hillary Pilar: Wow--this is such a breakthrough! I hope more research comes...

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Polytrim for 16-Month-Old With Pink Eye?


  1. ari: perfectly good drug.

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Diagnosed With Diabetic Retinopathy? Join Our Online Support Group


  1. Keith Petersen: Hello..........is anybody out there? I am a 57 y/o male...

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Where In God’s Name Should We Perform the Iridectomy?!


  1. ari: i apologize but cant recall exactly where the article is....
  2. Nick: Which article was this? Do you have the link?
  3. ari: im with you, sir, counter-intuitive as it seems.
  4. David Richardson, MD: I was taught the same but switched to nasal/termporal PIs...

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Blurry Vision With AcrySof IQ Toric IOL


  1. ari: if its blurred due to the occlusion, the problem is...

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Topical Anesthesia vs. Peribulbar or Retrobulbar Blocks in Cataract Surgery


  1. Risquna: I had my cataracts done 3 years ago and what...
  2. ari: yeah- diplopia is a very small risk. ive seen it...
  3. Isaac Porter, MD: I perform topical cataract surgery with intracameral lidocaine. I agree...

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VisionCare Telescope Implant For End Stage Macular Degeneration Now Available Nationwide With New CPT Code


  1. vision care: Thank you very much for sharing the very informative blog...

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Do You Suffer from Glaucoma? Join Our New Online Support Group…


  1. robert d. newton: I found out last week I have glaucoma. I...
  2. Kim: I recently saw an article by Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg of...
  3. matthew wilmer: Had glaucoma surgery on 6-9-15 but develop a leak now...
  4. ari: the drops do not cause alzheimers or any brain disorder....
  5. Patti: I am searching for people who have had adverse reactions...

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ACT Secures Approval to Proceed with Increased RPE Dosage for Patients in Clinical Trial for Dry AMD


  1. Irv Arons: And, the first patient was treated with the higher dose...

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Second Patient With Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy Treated With Stem Cells in Advanced Cell Technology Trial


  1. Caio Ribas: Hello good day! My father has Stargardt's disease I was wondering...
  2. Dr. Ari Weitzner: Good catch!
  3. Dwayne: ummm... SMD = Stargardt’s macular dystrophy. It's macular, not...

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Is There a Treatment for Lattice Degeneration?


  1. ari: lattice is very common- about 10% of population. risk of...

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Study Shows Fovista Administered in Combination With Lucentis Yields Better Results Treating Wet AMD Than Lucentis Alone


  1. John: Oh Allena, I hope your mom gets better soon so...

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Eye Drop to Treat Wet Macular Degeneration Granted Fast Track Designation by FDA


  1. ari: you have to understand that it takes months-years to get...
  2. Delores: I just can't believe if their are no side affects...

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Botox For Filamentary Keratitis


  1. Dr. Ari Weitzner: im pretty sure first medical use was strabismus
  2. Botox: Really is sort of a miracle drug. One thing i...

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Blindness After Stem Cell Treatment in China


  1. Dr. Ari Weitzner: true. i guess my point is that the treatments are...
  2. MIchael: Actually if you read the article, the stem cells did...

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ACT Adds Third Clinical Trial Site for Testing Treatment of Dry Macular Degeneration With Embryonic Stem Cells


  1. Irv Arons: Bob, I'm not aware of any clinical trials planned for...
  2. bob: if testing becomes availible in illinois i'll volunteer.i already went...

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LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System Effectively Treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction


  1. is there a dr that does this in the cleveland ohio area?: I have had this problem with my eyes for 6...

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Silicone Oil or Gas Tamponade to Treat Macular Hole?


  1. ari: hopefully dr. wong can chime in here- i have no...

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What Are Risks of Cataract Surgery After Corneal Transplants?


  1. Ronald Stage: Thoughts on cataract surgery on same eye with past history...
  2. Raafat KHAIRY: i had a corneal graft in 1990 in lt eye.vision...
  3. ari: vision should be normal no more than 1 month...
  4. Vivian: I had a cornea transplant, 2 years ago, later...
  5. ari: transplant has no bearing on the surgery. getting the correct...

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PKP, DSEK or DMEK for Fuch’s Dystrophy?


  1. ari: the expected graft survival could be like 10 years or...

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Gene Therapy Curing X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs Paves the Way for Similar Treatment in Humans


  1. Johan: This is fantastic news for people with RP as a...
  2. michael pressley: This is great news for those of us with the...

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Can Playing Violent Video Games Improve Vision?


  1. ari: in the wall street journal today, there is a long...

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Will Macular Degeneration Eventually Be Treated With Eye Drops?


  1. Bob Batters: Without an injection, how will the eyedrop reach the retina?

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Visudyne Therapy or Lucentis for Central Serous Retinopathy?


  1. ari: i dont think there is any greater risk with lucentis. i...

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Potential Major Breakthrough in Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  1. Irv Arons: I heard back from the company and they will consider...
  2. Irv Arons: Dr. Richardson, You may be right about the price --...
  3. David Richardson, MD: I hate to be a cynic here with such potentially...
  4. ari: wow. impressive. thanks for the clarification.
  5. Irv Arons: Ari, It is not a device, but a gene therapy biologic....
  6. ari: if this is a device which is secreting drug over...

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KeraSoft IC Lenses for Keratoconus Patient in Pennsylvania


  1. Sean: Northeastern Eye Institute (in Scranton) offers the Kerasoft lenses
  2. Dr Mark Philips: Don't get your hopes up too much as there is...
  3. Nick: Have you tried scleral lenses or a hybrid (part hard...

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Options for Patient With Damaged Corneas From Radial Keratotomy in 1982


  1. Dave Nuding: I had "diamond scalpel" RK in about 1984. Had the...
  2. ari: a corneal transplant may very well help you, but your...

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Atropine 0.01% Effective To Slow Down Myopia


  1. Rafael Iribarren: I was also gladly surprised by the paper showing that...

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Do Ophthalmologists Suffer From Neck and Back Pain More Than Other Doctors?


  1. Dr Mark Cherny: I agree wholeheartedly. Ergonomics are is the greatest omission from...

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Corneas Clear Up After Endothelium Removed!


  1. ari: damage from an ulcer usually needs more than healthy endothelium,...
  2. fusena habib: I cannot believe this great news. corneal endothelium regeneration? wow. i...

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From the Lab- Improved Corneal Sensitivity Using Pigment Epithelial-Derived Factor


  1. Dr. Ari Weitzner: gee thanks! i am humbled and flattered! i will give...
  2. Dan Popa: Dear Dr. Ari Weitzner.. My comment is not related to this...
  3. VOC: Very detailed but very interesting article, thank you!

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A Complete List of Current Ophthalmic Stem Cell Trials


  1. James Green: I have had numerous injections of cortisone,followed by a...
  2. Irv Arons: Cristina, I also read your comment on my blog and...
  3. Cristina: My mother also has Retinitis Pigmentosa complicated with macular edema....
  4. Julie: My mom has retinitis pigmentosa is blind. I am...
  5. ari: please refer to irv aron's piece on stem cell research
  6. Patty: ...wondering if there are any stem cell research trials here...
  7. Dr. Ari Weitzner: Here's an article from Reuters indicating that China's version of...
  8. Irv Arons: Hendrik, Be aware that the Chinese Government is cracking down on...
  9. Hendrik Prins: The news on stem cell clinical trials is very encouraging....

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Bausch + Lomb Launches KeraSoft® IC Contact Lenses for Keratoconus and Other Irregular Corneas


  1. ari: not sure. i suggest you ask dr. pamel
  2. Craig Eccher: Hello, I had CLX last year along with a toric...

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Macular Hole: Medication or Vitrectomy?


  1. ari: you are correct- drops do not help holes. they sometimes...

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Progress Made in Treating Stargardt’s and Dry AMD Using Embryonic Stem Cells


  1. Julie: I am 39 years old and was diagnosed with the...
  2. Irv Arons: Londiwe, I am not aware of any clinical trials for...
  3. Londiwe: I have a brother who is 22yrs old who is...
  4. Irv Arons: Dr. Ramirez-Torres, Send me an email and I'll be happy...
  5. Irv Arons: Ari, you're welcome. I agree, the legitimate trials need to...
  6. ari: irv- thanks for this info. so many are so desperate,...
  7. Efrain Ramirez-Torres MD: I have a 19-year-old daughter with Stargardt's Disease -- obviously,...
  8. Irv Arons: Anyone interested in learning more about the trials underway --...
  9. ari: this is the first "baby steps" of an untested treatment-...
  10. Helga: Not enough information given to truly understand what is involved...

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Patient With Pain After ReLex FLEX Surgery


  1. ari: the cornea is exquisitely sensitive, in some patients more than...

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More Research on Aspirin and Macular Degeneration


  1. ari: the benefits of aspirin (reduced risk of stroke/heart attack) almost...
  2. Eileen Narwid: I see a definite link between taking aspirin and wet...
  3. ari: but this is the second one i read that suggested...
  4. mike bense: Don't believe a word of it! Another silly study going...

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Trabeculectomy vs. Trabectome


  1. ari: stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord. consult the...
  2. Debbie Sparrow: My 4 year old grandson has non-genetic glaucoma, discovered at...
  3. ari: january's ophthalmology
  4. Michael Schaller: Good post. Can you tell me which study are...

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Trabeculectomy Beats Canaloplasty


  1. ari: you make a valid point--the P values were not great,...
  2. David Richardson, MD: This study comparing trabeculectomy and canaloplasty is certain to be...

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How Effective is the BrainPort® Vision Device?


  1. Angelique: I would like to know when this device will become...

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What Are the Latest Treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa?


  1. John Barron: Bettie My brother is in end stage retinitis pigmentosis. He lives...
  2. Bettie Maddrix: My son, Chad - age 42 and my daughter, Marnie...
  3. Gregoire Cosendai: Hi, Actually regarding Second Sight, we have market approval in Europe...

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Dyslexic Children See Major Reading Improvements With New Tinted Glasses


  1. ari: i fail to understand why you keep harping on the...
  2. John Hayes: Ari, Let me guess . You have actually no first...
  3. ari: i am not asking for zero risk- that's unreasonable and...
  4. John Hayes: Ari , I can understand your position about not purchasing...
  5. ari: i am always a skeptic until a randomized, double-blind study...
  6. John Hayes: Using a sledgehammer rather than the more elegant individual approach,...

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Alternatives to Lumigan Eye Drops for Glaucoma?


  1. Peggy: I have had glaucoma for many years (30) and although...
  2. Ardis Oliver: I also had trouble with Timolol. And I also...
  3. Joseph Perez: Started on Xalatan because I was unable to...
  4. Helen walker: Husband was on Lumigan for the past 5 plus years...
  5. mike pawley: Since I retired my 90 day lumigan went from $90...
  6. Derek MacDonald: Agreed - systemic absorption of Timoptic (a beta blocker) can...
  7. ari: timoptic can definitely make you lightheaded and tired. try putting...

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Toric Lens Implant for Patient With Cataract and Astigmatism?


  1. ari: fyi-- toric restor not available in the u.s. i...
  2. Malcolm McKellar: You have options, all with pros and cons. 1. As you...
  3. ari: if you want to see better in the distance w/o...

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PRK Surgery for 13 Year Old Girl?


  1. ari: at age 13, no risk of amblyopia, so i see...
  2. Gaurav: Is the power -5.25 (myopia) or +5.25 (hyperopia)? PRK or...

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Catheter Used to Deliver Stem Cells to Macula to Treat Geographic Atrophy in Dry AMD


  1. Jie Tang: Why was the clinical trial for RP stopped? Thank...

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Yeesh! Monocular Trial For Glaucoma Drops Useful After All?


  1. Derek MacDonald: I agree - go figure. Just heard an interesting presentation...

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Vascular Abnormalities in Nail Bed Suggestive of Glaucoma


  1. ari: the timolol in the cosopt could very well be making...
  2. Lynn Klassen: I was diagnosed with closed angle glaucoma in February 2008....

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Glassesoff App Promises to Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses in Patients With Presbyopia


  1. ari: i tend to doubt how effective it is. dont sell...
  2. Snazzy Specs: What a fantastic advancement for presbyopia - though probably not...

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Omega 3 for Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy?


  1. ari weitzner: doxy good for tear film in meibomian gland disease. the...
  2. Derek MacDonald: Non-surgical alternatives would also include oral doxycycline and/or oral vitamin...
  3. ari: they are good for dry eye. your best bet, if you...

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Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) or Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) for Damaged Cornea?


  1. Bob Bellizzi: Fuchs' IS bilateral but doesn't always advance to requiring a...
  2. Jim: Fuchs is a bilateral condition. However, if you had a...

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Subconjunctival Steroid Injection Helpful in Scleritis


  1. ari: it was in this month or last month's ophthalmology. sorry...
  2. Derek MacDonald: Very interesting. Can you provide the reference? Thanks in advance.

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Gene Therapy Trial for Retinitis Pigmentosa Based on Usher’s Syndrome To Begin


  1. feedo: I have RP but not usher syndrome ...can this trials...

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ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 Results for PROLENSA(TM) Eye Drops for Treatment of Pain and Inflammation After Cataract Surgery


  1. Amy Johnson: Purchased Prosensa and noted once home that it expires...
  2. carolyn: Can Vigamox eye drops be given in place of Prolensa?

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Do Xalatan or Combigan Cause Wet Macular Degeneration?


  1. ari: absolutely not.

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Alternate-night Dosing Schedule Effective With Lumigan


  1. ari: no harm in trying an alternate day schedule and see...
  2. tara: So, might be the results be the same with travatan...

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Does Oral Medication (Gilenya) for Multiple Sclerorsis Cause Macular Edema?


  1. Pasadena Optometry: Thanks for this health alert! Real informative post. Best Regards, Monterey Park...

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Dr. Masket Describes Fix To Negative Dysphotopsia


  1. Rozy: Is there a Dr. who does this in Oregon?
  2. ari: Time since surgery would make no difference, unless the capsule...
  3. b rascn: I had an AcriSof ReStor multi-focal put in my right...
  4. c barnes: hi does anyone know of a surgeon who does...

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Risk Factors In Initial Parafoveal Scotomas in Glaucoma


  1. ari: not rare. plenty of patients come to me who have...
  2. mike bense: Really. In reality, how often does POAG present to an...

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How Safe is Stem Cell Therapy?


  1. Anthony: they have tried the stem cells in rats, mice ect,...

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Can PresView Scleral Implants be Removed Without Damage to Eyes?


  1. ari: i have no experience with this device. it never gained...

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Drugs to Treat Both Leber Congenital Amaurosis and Retinitis Pigmentosa Fast Tracked by FDA


  1. Irv Arons: I have also written an extensive article on the potential...

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ForeseeHome AMD Monitor Saves Eye Sight of Patient With Macular Degeneration


  1. Irv Arons: Anyone wishing to learn more about this device and how...

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What Are Side Effects of Bromday Eye Drops?


  1. ari: not to worry, but consider switching to a different brand...

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Will Your Eye Surgery Center Purchase a Femtosecond Laser for Cataract Surgery?


  1. ari: i agree. i recently closed my office and am sub-leasing...
  2. Dr Mark Cherny: I am fortunate enough to own my own ambulatory centre...

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Synchrony Lens for Corneal Transplant Patient?


  1. ari: not sure when it will be approved. if only doing...

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What Eye Drops Are Best for Dry Eye Relief?


  1. Telly Hendon: cc4health@yahoo.com Is a free healing info desk. It aims at...
  2. Derek MacDonald: Great tip re: AzaSite - I'm looking forward to seeing...
  3. ari: if the dry eye is due to meibomian gland dysfunction...
  4. Derek MacDonald: Agreed re: Restasis; six to twelve months to show (and...
  5. ari: restasis is a prescription that stimulates your eye to make...

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What are the Pros and Cons of a Monofocal vs. Multifocal Lens?


  1. Rebecca: I need cataract surgery in right eye only. I also...
  2. Bethany: I've had very poor vision for most of my life....
  3. ari: trulign comes in 1.25, 2.00 and 2.75. powers for astigmatism,...
  4. Nelson: Dr. Ari Weitzner, Have you had any success implanting the Trulign...
  5. ari: there is no treatment for crao. sorry
  6. Derek MacDonald: Multi-focal CLs may have given you a bit of an...
  7. Elise Leval: I wish this lady well, and am sure she will...
  8. ari: cant show you pre-op what the vision will be like....

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Scientists Identify Genetic Cause of Goldman-Favre Syndrome


  1. Vittoria: My daughter was diagnosed with Goldman-Favre Syndrome in 2005. ...

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What Are the Treatment Options for Adults With Lazy Eye?


  1. ari weitzner: lazy eye is not a medical term. if you mean...
  2. Derek MacDonald: If this 'lazy eye' has developed recently (that is, wasn't...

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Treatment Options for Full Thickness Macular Hole


  1. ari: im afaraid not, good buddy. hang in there
  2. Herbert L.Smith: I have had 3 surgeries to my left eye to...

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Why Would a Crystalens Implant Fail?


  1. Paul Krawitz, M.D.: Pre-existing poor tear film quality and quantity can reduce the...
  2. Ron: The tear film is an integral part of the optics...
  3. ari: cataract surgery, and lasik too, will aggravate pre-existing dry eye....

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Head Down Position Following Vitrectomy for Macular Hole


  1. ari: maybe! if it were hopeless, i would think the surgeon...

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Visual Chromatic Cover Therapy Offers New Treatment Option for Hemianopia (Hemianopsia)


  1. adam: Looking for any updated info on thos therapy. Trying to help...
  2. shala maghen: Hi, UCLA is conducting a study on the google...
  3. chinacat: Anyone have any contact info for Dr. Sadeghian or know...
  4. Lisa: I would see a neuro-opthomologist before trusting anything this physician...
  5. ari: this treatment has not been fully analyzed and tested in...
  6. benny qvist: I am 74 years old and I had an minor...
  7. Nazli Howa: I have homonymous hermianopia as a result of ischemic stroke...
  8. Dr. Ari Weitzner: We are only reporting on Dr. Sadeghian's technique. Please contact...
  9. Nicholas Staszko: I suffer from left side hemianopia bue to TBI. I...
  10. Jill Gunzel: I would like to correspond with Dr. Sadeghian about his...
  11. Mary1949: Where can Dr. Sadeghian's new treatment for hemianopia be obtained...

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Treatment Options for Vitreous Hemorrhage


  1. ari: the only other option is to keep waiting for the...

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Opinion: Healthcare Economics-Is Dr. Mackool Part Of A Trend?


  1. Braden Talbot: What a refreshing take on healthcare economics. End government medical...
  2. ari: i hope to follow in your footsteps in the near...
  3. David Richardson, MD: I will also be opting out of Medicare and all...

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iPhone App Allows Patients to Self-Monitor Progress of Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy


  1. Dr. Ari Weitzner: Nancy - hi, here is the URL for their website:...
  2. Nancy Moore: So how do you get this app? I searched for...
  3. ari: its not a clinical trial. its an app you can...
  4. Elizabeth Anderson: Would like to know how to get into the clinical...
  5. Dr Rob Schertzer: This sounds like a good app that makes sense. Unfortunately,...

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Cataract Surgery After Corneal Implant and Radial Keratotomy


  1. Pat Ebaugh: I had bilateral RK in 1985. Vision was great...
  2. ari: what kind of corneal implant did you have? do you...

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What Are The Treatment Options for NAION?


  1. JP Singh: I have blindness in one eye and have been using...
  2. David Ash: Ask your brother-in-law if he has ever taken Cialis. ...
  3. Dr. Ari Weitzner: Good news - just learned of a resource to locate...
  4. ari: naion is not treatable. bilateral involvement is not unusual. in...

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Treatment for Optic Nerve Damage in Child From Steroid-Induced Glaucoma


  1. ari: the very young can sometimes improve from nerve damage than...
  2. MAKARIUS: Hi, My son now 4 years lost his eye sight at...
  3. Enda: Hi My nephew under similar circumstances lost his eye sight in...
  4. ari: any vision lost to glaucoma is irreversible. stem cell therapy...

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Is PRK or Other Surgery an Option to Treat a Mild Corneal Scar That Impairs Vision?


  1. Elvis: Dear Sir, I have a corneal scar It has created a white...
  2. ari: jules stein in california
  3. Julia Zel: I also have a similar issue with corneal scarring due...
  4. ari: where do you live?
  5. Ching Legaspi: I have a corneal scar and it bothers me too. I...
  6. ari: using the same prk laser to vaporize only the scar...

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Asian Fruit Containing Lutein and Zeaxanthin May Protect from Diabetic Retinopathy


  1. ari weitzner: if the fuch's progresses to a point where your vision...
  2. Kathy: I am wondering if you have any information on the...

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Update on Pediatric Vision Scanner That Offers Breakthrough Method of Detecting Any Form of Amblyopia in Small Children


  1. ari: i agree with you-i dont quite understand how this device...
  2. Parent: Since amblyopia may be caused by many other factors other...

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LipiFlow Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Approved by FDA


  1. Laurie: I'm looking for a Dr. In cleveland area using lipaflow...
  2. john magari: Where can I find a doctor in MIchigan that does...
  3. ari: i dont know- sorry
  4. Harold Pechakjian: Are there any Doctors in the southern california area who...

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Treatment Options for 67 YO Patient With History of Detached Retina and Cataracts


  1. ari: your retinal surgeon can give you an opinion whether further...

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Treatment Options for 53 Year Old With Cataracts


  1. Dr. Ari Weitzner: you are not a candidate for multifocal due to...

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Treatment for Giant Cell Arteritis


  1. ari: i am not familiar with any. please understand that...
  2. Elise Leval: Can anyone put me in touch with bloggers (or just...
  3. ari: steroids are the main treatment. it cannot reverse damage done-only...

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New Entity- Prostaglandin-Associated Periorbitopathy


  1. Patricia Thompson: After being on Prostaglandin drops for years in one eye...
  2. Patricia Thompson: What's the remedy once left with Prostaglandin Associated Periorbitopathy(PAP)? ...
  3. ari: i read it in print- page 51 in volume 9,...
  4. David Richardson, MD: Dr. Weitzner, Would it be possible to set up future posts...

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Using Mirtogenol to Treat Glaucoma


  1. Joanna Torcasio: My doughter has no vision on her left eye, but...
  2. ari: i am not familiar with those meds. sorry. they dont...
  3. James DuVall: I have open angle Glaucoma; in one eye I use...
  4. Bernie: I have Glaucoma on one eye , and had four...
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  2. Richard Ulrich: Recently I had the toric lens removed and a new...
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  4. Richard Ulrich: I had the toric lens implant and had the mono...
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  3. Irv Arons: In reference to the lead story -- the first two...
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NAVILAS Shown To Be More Effective


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New Dry Eye Treatments in the Pipeline


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Are There Other Options to Treat Uveitis Besides Steroids?


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Infant Visual Health Claims for Omega-3s Approved by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)


  1. drwatson: The good news is that good quality omega-3 can be...

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Should Diamox Be Given Routinely After Cataract Surgery?


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Does SmartPlug Treatment for Dry Eye Pose an Infection Risk?


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Is Stem Cell Therapy for Macular Degeneration Close to Reality?


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  2. Martin Epstein: My wife has AMD and her vision is deteriorating. ...
  3. Dr Ron Allen: The stem cell developed by manipulation from skin cells are...

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Laser Iridotomy Ineffective in Pigment Dispersion Syndrome After All


  1. ari weitzner: well said. thanks for your input.
  2. Dr Rob Schertzer: Part of the trouble with iridotomy for pigmentary glaucoma is...

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Using a Femtosecond Laser to Adjust the Power of an IOL After Implantation


  1. Kevin: Tweaking cataract replacement lenses with a revolutionary laser? Can hardly...
  2. Kevin Mc: With cataract surgery upcoming, and a fear of present multifocal...
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  4. Steven Ma: Makes a greater case for eye surgeons to work &...
  5. ari: i would love to use these new toys, but you...

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Clinical Trials of Using Subretinal Implants to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa Set to Begin in United States


  1. Jennifer Becknell: my 16 year old was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa yesterday....
  2. ari: you will have to get in touch directly with the...
  3. april beck: I am a 31 year old single mom of 3...
  4. Jeremy Elledge: I am a 33 year old male with RP. ...
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Can Microbots Deliver Drugs into the Eye to Treat Macular Degeneration?


  1. drtheeye: This is a good news and better than monthly injection...

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What Are Complications of Using Riboflavin–UV-A Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking to Treat Keratoconus?


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  1. ari: nothing can reverse the damage from crao. im sorry. it...
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EndoSerter Approved By FDA for Corneal Transplants


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Why Am I Seeing Double After Toric Lens Implant?


  1. Lois: I have a lazy eye & cataracts in both eyes....
  2. Wanda: I had both cataract removal for both eyes. My vision...
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  4. moe: I had Rt. eye cataract surgery 2/2/16 went perfect. Lt. eye...
  5. Savitri devi: I had cataract surgery in left eye around 10 years...
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  7. Chris Ralston: I had cataract surgery on my left eye on Wednesday...

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Crystalens or Restor as a Multifocal IOL After Cataract Surgery?


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  3. Brenda: My husband is 45, and T1 Diabetic. He reads...
  4. Myrna: I have been nearsighted all my life, have cataracts and...
  5. Shelley Lapkoff: This blog, as well as your website, is very helpful!...
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Should We Prescribe Vigamox Eye Drops for Pink Eye?


  1. Carrie: Not sure if this thread is still active, but if...
  2. Mach: Thanks for all the helpful info Dr :) I have...
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  4. Amanda: Dr.Ari Weitzner my 19 month old son has a really...
  5. Rochelle: My daughter was prescribed moxeza gtts for bilateral conjunctivitis. Her...
  6. Shannon Macomber: I took my 7 yr old son to the emergency...
  7. ari: no- vigamox cant hurt the eye. you can chill! if...
  8. Pris: My 6 year old was prescribed with Vigamox for 7...
  9. ari: sounds like typical contagious viral conjunctivitis. it will go away...
  10. Misty: I have appreciated reading all the info here. I am...
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