Research Shows Poppers Causes Damage to the Eye

A 38-year-old man was referred to the medical retina service for evaluation of bilateral macular lesions noted by his general ophthalmologist. Medical history was otherwise unremarkable. On examination, his best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 OU, although his vision was slightly eccentric. His pupils were round and reactive. The slitlamp examination of the anterior segment was…


Mittleman Eye Introduces the Alcon PanOptix Lens

Mittleman Eye among the first in Palm Beach County to offer the Alcon PanOptix Lens. Alcon, the global leader in eye care, introduces the FDA-approved AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL), the first and only trifocal lens for U.S. patients undergoing cataract surgery. PanOptix is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of near,…


Dr. Louis Michaelos Joins the Mittleman Eye Team

Dr. Louis Michaelos joins the eye care team at Mittleman Eye. Raised in Florida, Louis now makes his home in West Palm Beach. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Stetson University. Louis earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and completed his internship training in South Miami.…


Cataract Awareness Month in June

Cataract awareness is important, so important that Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems…

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Introducing NEW ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions

Mittleman Eye is proud to be one of the first in Palm Beach County to introduce and offer the NEW ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, the first-of-its-kind* contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light to provide all-day soothing vision. Did you know these lenses are one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018?…


Eye Floater Management

Don’t let eye floaters cloud your vision • Floaters are little “cobwebs” or specks that float in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, threadlike strands, or squiggly lines. • Eye floaters are visible only because they do not remain fixed in location. If floaters were still…


Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: Long-term Outcomes

Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is characterized by progressive loss of corneal endothelial cells, thickening of Descemet’s membrane and deposition of extracellular matrix in the form of guttae. When the number of endothelial cells becomes critically low, the cornea swells and causes loss of vision. The clinical course of FECD usually spans 10–20 years. Corneal…


Study Examines NSAID Use Linked to AMD?

Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age-related degeneration(AMD), which suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) may change disease activity. The prospective cohort study on NSAID and AMD included 51,371 participants in the California Men’s Health Study (CMHS) conducted by Kaiser Permanente. Of the total participants, 292 had wet AMD, and 1536 had the dry…


Statins Prevent Retinal Detachment Recurrence

Large study shows 28% risk reduction. ■ Statins may reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo surgery for detached retina. Finnish researchers believe that statins might prevent the formation of scar tissue inside the eye. The study was conducted at the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH), and based on data from a…


Daily Cup of Tea Lowers Risk of Glaucoma?

Researchers have found that people who drink a cup of hot tea daily are 74% less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma than those who do not drink tea. This study was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The study found that drinking caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, iced tea, decaffeinated tea, as well as…

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is known as Eye Injury Prevention Month. Your eyes are one of the most important components of your body. Imagine what it would be like if your eyes experienced an injury that would make you lose most or all of your eyesight. It is important that you never avoid using safety measures when you…


New Research Findings Prompted Updated Recommendations

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently updated its recommendations for the screening of chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy.1 The recommendations affect patients who may use CQ or HCQ for rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as some inflammatory and dermatologic conditions. The drugs are also used as antimalarials. Retinopathy caused…

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Dr. Mittleman, Among the First Cataract Surgeons in Palm County to Use the New FDA Approved Symfony Lenses

On July, 15, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract…


Introducing the New Kahook Dual Blade

The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) is an elegant, single-use, ophthalmic blade that makes parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork (TM) and inner wall of the Canal of Schlemm. The device has a micro-engineered profile which allows for insertion into the eye through a clear cornea micro incision. The surgical grade stainless steel body is comprised…


Cataract Surgery and Mortality in the United States Medicare Population

Purpose To determine the association between cataract surgery and all-cause mortality in United States Medicare patients with cataract. Design Retrospective cohort study. Participants A 5% random sample of United States Medicare beneficiaries with a diagnosis of cataract from the 2002 through 2012 Denominator and Physician/Supplier Part B files. Methods The exposure of interest was cataract…

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Dr. Mittleman Trains Future Ophthalmologists

David A. Mittleman, MD and Mittleman Eye have teamed up with Nova University and Larkin Community Hospital to proctor third and fourth year residents in ophthalmology. Having already completed medical school and several years of training, these future ophthalmologists will finish their final training in medical and surgical care of the eye with Dr. Mittleman.…