How Dry I Am!

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Do you know of someone who has gritty, sandy, irritated eyes, with fluctuating vision that gets worse as the day goes on? If this sounds familiar, then you or a loved one may be suffering from dry eyes—one of the most prevalent ocular conditions. Dry eyes are ten times more common in women than men, and are more common following …

Are You Suffering From Computer-Vision Syndrome?

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A recent article in The Wall Street Journal asks whether we are becoming a “squinter nation”. Computer screens, I-Pads, smart phones, and a litany of other hand held devices are all typically viewed between 18 to 40 inches away. This intermediate distance is often the “black hole” in between the clear distance and near focus of typical bifocal glasses. The …

Springtime means allergies and dry eyes

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It’s that time of year again when springtime brings great weather but also allergens that effect your eyes. Pepose Vision can help.  We now offer an advanced diagnostic test for eye allergies.  This special, non-invasive test contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in the Midwest.  If you have an allergy, we will help treat your eye discomfort …

We are now an Accredited Dry Eye Center

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We are now a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye ! Millions suffer from Dry Eye, and yet the vast majority are not receiving the care they need. At our Accredited Dry Eye Center, you will be cared for by certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage this irritating condition. There’s only a handful of accredited …

Great News for Dry Eye Suffers

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Introducing LipiFlow® LipiFlow® is one of the best treatments available for dry eyes. The majority of dry eye conditions are due to the tears evaporating too quickly. The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation treatment applies directed energy to the affected glands and will benefit most dry eye sufferers. LipiFlow® is FDA-approved, clinically proven and minimally invasive procedure that we perform in our office. We’d like to tell you more about how LipiFlow® can treat …

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

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Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the cutting edge, biometric sensor technology. Known among scientists as “Ophthalmic Electrochemical Sensors,” these contact lenses will feature flexible electronics that include sensors and an antenna. The sensors are designed to read chemicals in the tear fluid of the …

5th Annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award

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Richard Masland recently won the fifth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University. Masland is the associate chief for ophthalmology research and director of the Howe Laboratory, and a senior scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. His research has given scientists important insights into cell organization and how visual centers function. The award is named …

Taking birth control pills long-term linked to higher risk of glaucoma 

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A research team found women over 40 who had taken the pill for three years or more were more likely to report being diagnosed with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, researchers said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.New research links birth control pills to an elevated risk of glaucoma, but does not show that the …

Sunglasses Are Not Just For Fashion

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Spring is just around the corner and the thought of outside activities is on every ones mind. One thing that is extremely important to remember is UV protection for our eyes. Over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause eye damage and can lead to vision loss. Damage to the skin around the eye causes wrinkles, premature …

Dr. Holekamp Talks About Age-related macular degeneration

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Dr.  Holekamp, Director of Retina Services at Pepose Vision Institute says macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people 60 years and older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) never makes you totally blind, but it can leave you legally blind. Even in advanced cases, you can still function somewhat normally, but you can no longer read or …

Protective Goggles

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A note from Dr. Qazi: I was happy to see that my friends who I was playing racquetball with yesterday were wearing eye protection.  I have seen several patients over the past month with serious eye injuries that could have been easily avoided.  Most eye injuries result from sporting accidents and “low risk” household chores.  Each year there are 2.5 …

Dr. Jay Pepose Wins Award

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Dr.. Jay Pepose of Pepose Vision Insitute, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recently received an award for his poster presentation at the annual European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons meeting in Amsterdam.

End of Year Considerations …

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PVI email #1 Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, we have great news. You can use your funds to pay for medical expenses that arenʼt covered by insurance. You can have great vision again. If you have been considering LASIK to correct your vision and likely eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, you can use …

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Do you or someone you love have diabetes? If so, did you know that every diabetic individual needs a yearly dilated retinal examination? This is true even if you have no vision problems. The retinal hemorrhaging associated with diabetes has no symptoms at first, but once vision is affected it becomes much more difficult to treat. In fact, diabetes is …

Dr. Jay Pepose Honored in Amsterdam

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Dr. Jay Pepose  was recognized by the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons at the society’s annual meeting in Amsterdam. He was honored for his presentation on how the pupil’s response to light differs in patients with a cataract versus patients who have undergone cataract surgery. The society is Europe’s leading organization for eye surgeons, with more than 5,000 …

Results from an AMD trial

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CATT Trial Injections for Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD Reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Holekamp, our Director of Retina Services, reported that the results of the head-to-head trial comparing Avastin injections to Lucentis injections for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration or AMD were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The …

New Cataract Lens Approved

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A new intraocular lens implant just approved by the FDA corrects astigmatism and dramatically improves vision across the board in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Patients have significantly improved near, intermediate and distance vision—often without having to resort to glasses. “And if glasses are worn, they are low-power readers, worn more for comfort than for need,” says Dr. Jay Pepose of …