Cataract Surgery Patients Found to Live Longer

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A new study finds that those who have cataract surgery to correct visual impairment live longer than those who do not have the surgery. Previous studies have shown that older persons with cataract-related visual impairment likely have a greater mortality risk than their peers who have normal vision – and that cataract surgery might reduce that risk. New research from …


Your Next Password Might Be Your Eye

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LOG IN TO YOUR EMAIL–WITH THE BLOOD VESSELS IN YOUR EYES. You can use your phone to figure out your heart rate, track how much you walk, and even measure your sex life. But the powerful sensors inside smartphones can do more than keep you updated on your health: They can also turn your body into a password. EyeVerify is …

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Dr. Qazi Honored with the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award 2014

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Our own Dr. Mujtaba Qazi has received the 2014 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, an award that honors physicians who provided excellent patient care – as reflected in their near perfect patient ratings and reviews on Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2014. Congratulations Dr. Qazi.

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Visit Our New LASIK Website

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We are pleased to announce our new website dedicated to LASIK Vision Correction.  This is part of our response to an increase in requests for information from patients about the LASIK procedure. At Pepose Vision, we take pride in not only providing the absolute highest-quality vision services, but also in educating our patients so they can make the best decisions for themselves …


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. During the month of November, we will be focusing on helping patients increase awareness and encourage them to seek treatment of vision problems related to Diabetes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost one-third don’t know they have the disease …

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Dr. Holekamp Had a Busy October

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Just like September, Dr. Holekamp was busy traveling, presenting and representing Pepose Vision at prestigious events around the world. October 4: Dr. Holekamp was in Zurich Switzerland as a consultant for Novartis, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world where she is consulting on AMD. October 17: She presented in Chicago at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting Retina …


This Halloween … Be Careful with Decorative Contact Lenses

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Each year, as Halloween approaches, revelers find new and interesting ways to enhance their costumes. Many have turned to decorative contact lenses to complete their ghoulish or fantasy-like looks. Topping off a costume with blood-drenched vampire eyes, glow-in-the-dark lizard lenses or maybe even the newest fad, circle lenses are all cool and trendy options. But most people do not know …


The FDA has approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope for use in patients living with bilateral end-stage macular degeneration who are 65 years and older.

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The telescope implant is the only FDA approved surgical device for end-stage AMD and is Medicare eligible. Dr. Mujtaba A. Qazi, a corneal specialist and Director of Clinical Studies at Pepose Vision Institute, performed the first surgeries of the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) in the Bi-State region in June 2012.   The telescope implant improves visual acuity and quality of life …

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After 30 Years, Blind Man Sees with ‘Bionic Eye’

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Here’s a fascinating story from the Today Show. For years Larry Hester lived in darkness, his sight stolen by a disease that destroyed the photoreceptor cells in his retinas. But last week, through the help of a “bionic eye,” Hester got a chance to once again glimpse a bit of the world around him.   Visit for breaking news, …

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Dr. Holekamp Had a Busy September

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At Pepose Vision, we do even more than provide great vision services for our patients.  Our doctors keep busy as leaders in the ophthalmology field, often traveling nationally and internationally to speak on a variety of topics and also present findings from our own research. Here’s how Dr. Holekamp kept busy in September: September 11-13:   Dr. Holekamp was the …


Lifelong Vision Foundation Presents The Eye Ball Nov 1st

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Mark your calendars for The Eye Ball, St. Louis on November 1, 2014 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Champion the cause of clear vision! Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and Lifelong Vision Awards to honor extraordinary people who are making a difference today in how we see tomorrow. Wonder at amazing advances in vision research, …


Parents’ Quick Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

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Conjunctivitis: A Common Infection in Children According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in US public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a result of acute conjunctivitis . . . also known as pink …

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Dr. Rieger Selected Top 25 Optometrist in Missouri

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Dr. Rieger was recently informed he has been chosen by the American Society of Healthcare Professionals for induction as a TOP 25 Optometrist in Missouri.  Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes patient and peer nominations combined with third-party research.  The Top 25 distinction is extended exclusively to the select few of the most qualified healthcare professionals …

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Dr. Pepose Interview at ESCRS in London

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Click here to watch an interview with Dr. Pepose at the prestigious European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESNRS) in London.   (If the above link doesn’t work, please copy  and paste the following:


Dr. Pepose Will Be Presenting and Instructing at the Prestigious ESCRS in London

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Dr. Pepose is on his way to London to present and instruct at the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). Founded in 1991, the ESCRS is Europe’s leading organization for cataract and refractive surgeons and is at the forefront of developments in anterior segment surgery. The society has over 5,000 members from almost 100 countries worldwide. The ESCRS offers …

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Dr. Pepose will be in London to present at the ISOP

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Dr. Pepose will be in London on the 12th of September as a Member of the Program Faculty and Invited Speaker at The International Society of Presbyopia’s 6th conference. He is one of just 48 Program Faculty participants, with only 17 from the USA. The International Society of Presbyopia (ISOP) provides an International forum for the promotion of interdisciplinary collaboration between ophthalmologists, scientists, optometrists …


What It’s Like To Be Among The First People In The World To Have A Bionic Eye

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The first glasses in the world, it seems, were created some 700 years ago. It’s taken until this year, 2014, for patients to receive the first FDA-approved bionic eyes. This breakthrough comes via Second Sight, a California company whose Argus II technology revolves around implanting patients with an artificial retina. As of now, only people with severe cases of retinitis pigmentosa …