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Statins Prevent Retinal Detachment Recurrence

Blog | April 2018

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 […]

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Drug Companies want Supreme Court to Hear Eye Drops Dispute

Blog | March 2018

The Supreme Court is being asked to hear a case about whether eye drops are too big. Yes, you heard right. Are eye drops too big? Don’t roll your eyes. Major players in Americans’ medicine cabinets — including Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Merck, and Pfizer — are asking the Supreme Court to get involved in […]

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Daily Cup of Tea Lowers Risk of Glaucoma?

Blog | January 2018

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

Blog | October 2017

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 […]

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New Location in Jupiter, Florida Opening Soon!

Blog | April 2017

We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth in Palm Beach County, we are soon opening a new location in Jupiter, FL. In addition to our main location in West Palm Beach, we will continue to offer the same friendly service at our new address on 601 University Blvd (corner of Military […]

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New Research Findings Prompted Updated Recommendations

Blog | November 2016

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

Blog | September 2016

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 […]

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Introducing the New Kahook Dual Blade

Blog | August 2016

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 […]

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Cataract Surgery and Mortality in the United States Medicare Population

Blog | August 2016

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

Blog | July 2016

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. […]

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