Jonathan Talamo, MD, from Mass. Eye and Ear’s Waltham location,was quoted in an article about advances in laser technology and physicians' attitudes toward this dramatic evolution. While some doctors are skeptical of new technology, Dr. Talamo believes laser cataract surgery can create safer and more predictable procedures, and will continue to gain popularity.
Kathryn M. Hatch, MD was quoted in an article in Ocular Surgery News. She was corresponding author on a study that found the use of intraocular aberrometry during cataract surgery with TORIC intraocular lens (IOL) implantation reduced postoperative residual refractive astigmatism compared to eyes undergoing surgery without aberrometry.
The remarkable story of Charles L. Schepens, MD, is featured in the June 2015 issue of EyeWorld: The Newsmagazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Dr. Schepens is widely known as the Father of Modern Retinal Surgery and the founder of what is now the Schepens Eye Research Institute. However, his lesser-known role as...
Louis Pasquale, MDof Mass. Eye and Ear's Glaucoma Service and Thomas Merrill, OD, optician and manager of Mass. Eye and Ear Optical Services, were quoted in an article on protecting eyes from sun damage. Dr. Pasquale stressed the danger of reflective surfaces, such as water or snow, to eyes, and Thomas added that quality sunglasses will provide the best protection.
Scott Greenstein, MDwas quoted in an article for theHuffington Postabout ways that certain ocular problems can be signs of underlying issues. For example, if the eyelids are unable to close, this may be a symptom of facial nerve paralysis, which can be a feature of Lyme Disease. Additionally, extreme dryness could be a sign of an autoimmune disease.
Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH appeared in a short video about Laura Dewey Bridgman who attended the Perkins School for the Blind in the 1800s and is the first known deaf-blind person to be successfully educated in the United States. She learned tactile sign language through her teacher, Dr. Samuel Howe.
Dr. Merabet discusses how the brain compensates for missing...