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Ophthalmology Blog in West Palm Beach & Jupiter

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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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Blog | April 2016

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Mittleman Eye encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In Florida alone, there have been 40,677 drunk driving arrests within the past year. To spread the […]

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World Health Day – April 7

Blog | April 2016

World Health Day is celebrated every year on the founding day of the World Health Organization. Established in 1950 this event has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme. Local governments also tend […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month – Get Your Eyes Examined

Blog | January 2016

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. This disease is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. […]

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Free Glaucoma Medication – Limited Time Offer

Blog | October 2015

We are excited to announce a limited time offer that will allow patients to receive Allergan Glaucoma Medications at no cost. Thanks to the pharmaceutical giant Allergan, the medications that are being offered at no cost are as follows: LUMIGAN COMBIGAN ALPHAGANA This program is good from now until December 2015. Get your prescriptions in […]

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HIV Drugs May Fight Geographic Atrophy

Blog | October 2015

Some of the same antiretroviral drugs that brought hope into the lives of HIV-infected patients might now be poised to do the same for a completely new group: people who are slowly going blind from retinal geographic atrophy (GA). A multinational research team recently published a report on this intriguing and potentially revolutionary therapeutic approach,1 […]

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Woman Becomes First British Person To Receive Stem Cell Treatment For Most Common Form Of Blindness

Blog | September 2015

A woman has become the first person in the UK to receive treatment using stem cells for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness. The procedure was carried out by surgeons at Moorfields eye hospital in London, following research by scientists at University College London. A further nine patients will be treated over […]

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Association Between Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Age-Related Cataracts.

Blog | September 2015

Purpose To investigate associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and age-related cataracts. Setting Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, South Korea. Design Observational cross-sectional study. Methods Participants aged 40 years or older in the fourth (2008 to 2009) and fifth (2010 to 2012) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) had evaluation […]

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