Dr. James Gills Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

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.

Dr. John LiVecchi wins ASCRS Poster Contest

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.

Astigmatism Treatments

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.

Cataract Treatments now more Precise with the new Softec Lens

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.