A new study reveals that women who maintain a helathy diet reduce their risk of nuclear cataracts. See the full story here.
Congratulations to Dr. James Gills on receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Florida College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony. This award is given to individuals for exceptional achievements in a chosen profession, for demonstrated leadership, and for other exemplary accomplishments that merit the special recognition of the university.
According to the study published in Ophthalmology, the current use of certain SSRIs such as fluvoxamine (Luvox), venlafaxine (Effexor) and paroxetine (Paxil) is associated with a greater risk of cataracts. If you take SSRIs, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists today
St. Luke’s Cosmetic, a part of St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, welcomes David Sable, MD, PhD, a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon specializing in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Sable brings extensive knowledge of Mohs surgeries, having performed more than 5,000 cases during his young career.
May is Health Vision Month. We encourage everyone to have regular vision checkups to ensure the best possible vision and quality of life. Some diseases such as glaucoma progress slowly and can be only detected through routine exams. Ensure your best chance at healthy vision by visiting St. Luke’s today
St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute is proud to announce that Dr. John LiVecchi, MD, was the recipient of the winning Practice Management poster at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium held in Boston, MA, from April 9 – 14, 2010. The purpose of Dr. LiVecchi’s poster, titled Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, was to increase understanding of the various roles of ophthalmic personnel with regards to efficiency, salary and benefits, employment and retention, certificate and career background education.
The goal of cataract surgery should be to remove that cataract and correct any refractive errors. For example, significant astigmatism will degrade the image quality projected onto the retina, so it should be treated at the time of cataract surgery. For years, St. Luke’s has specialized in the treatment of astigmatism and helped patients achieve superior vision quality. If you suffer from astigmatism, cataracts, or other ocular maladie, we invite you to make an appointment at any of our five convenient locations.
Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs) are one of the most successful global surgical procedures, with an estimated 12 to 15 million IOLs inserted each year. This number is projected to grow considerably over the next 20 years due to the aging population and, most importantly, patient demand for higher quality vision.
Lenstec’s Softec HD implant was designed to meet these higher patient expectations for improved vision. We encourage you to speak with one of our ophthalmologists about the latest advancement in vision technology.
On Friday, April 30th from 11:00a – 12:00p in our Tarpon Springs office, Dr. Pit Gills will perform live cataract surgery. Enjoy lunch on St. Luke’s and get answers to your questions on cataract surgery and premium lens options. Contact St. Luke’s today to register. 800-282-9905.