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Patient Success Story: Meet Mildred

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans — more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Presently, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease. Dr. Randy Katz, Florida Eye's retina/vitreous...

February Is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Dr. Randy Katz, Florida Eye's retina/vitreous specialist has always made it a point to discuss yearly eye exams as the key to preserving healthy eyesight. "Many adults put off getting annual eye exams," Dr. Katz said. "This is the only way eye doctors can monitor for...

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight, as it is painless and people sometimes don’t realize they have a problem until they have lost significant amounts of vision. Anybody with a family history, diabetes or nearsightedness is at increased risk and should be...

Award Winning Author Beverly Gandara

Award winning Author Beverly Gandara is a patient of Dr. Jonathan Criss, and when we discovered what an accomplished author she is, we thought we’d share her story, as well as her books with you. Our recent Facebook contest’s second place winner was treated to a copy...

Tips for Choosing Safe Toys This Holiday Season

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children's toys can cause serious eye injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 250,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year, and almost half of...

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

There are approximately 29 million Americans age 20 and older who have diabetes and almost one third of those are at risk for vision loss because they do not know they have the disease. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the risk for developing diabetic...

Think Twice Before Wearing Cosmetic Contacts on Halloween!

Looking like your favorite vampire this Halloween may sound like fun, and no one is telling you don't go for the glow, however... What every eye doctor will tell you is that you must have an exam and a proper contact lens fitting to keep your eyes safe, and that goes...

Last Minute Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Kids

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out...

Exciting Findings in Dry AMD Study!

APELLIS' GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY TREATMENT SLOWS RATE OF PROGRESSION OF DRY AMD A Phase 2 study of Apellis Pharmaceuticals' APL-2 for geographic atrophy (GA) in age related macular degeneration (FILLY STUDY) has been statistically proven to reduce the rate of progression...

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