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Does your pet have dry eye? According to dvm360 Magazine , dry eye is a condition in which the tear production is decreased or absent. Common clinical signs associated with this disease are:
Squinting or holding the eye completely closed
A thick, sticky discharge that is often yellowish or greenish in color
Corneal cloudiness creating a dull sheen to the eye(s)
The superficial layers of the eye, including the cornea and conjunctiva, as well as the eyelids depend on tears for nutrition and protection. Without tears, these structures are highly susceptible to disease and trauma.
Some breeds of dogs, such as the American Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Pug, Westhighland White Terrier, and English Bulldog are predisposed to this disease due to genetic factors. This clinical disease is also seen in felines (i.e. Persians). The causes of dry eye include immune-mediated, congenital, infectious (canine distemper virus), drug-induced (sulfa antibiotics, Etogesic, topical atropine), surgery-induced (removal of the tear gland of the nictitans) and neurogenic. A significant amount of canine cases tend to be immune-mediated and maintenance treatment is required for the life of the pet. Parotid duct transposition surgery can be considered if medical treatment fails to significantly increase the tear production.
Our goals in the medical therapy of your pet are to: 1) Improve tear function, 2) prevent ocular disease and 3) improve patient comfort. Client compliance and follow-up visits are important in evaluating your pet’s response to the medical therapy.
American Animal Eye Care Center, Inc.
Helen Irlen, MA, BCPC, LMFT a graduate of Cornell University, is a credentialed school psychologist, licensed therapist, adult learning disability specialist and expert in the area of perceptual porcessing disorders. While working with adults with learning disabilties, Irlen made a discovery that resulted in marked improvement in her students' reading abilities. Today there are numerous affiliated Irlen Testing Cetners worldwide that use the Irlen Method to overcome a wide range of perceptual processing problems.
The Irlen Method is scientifically proven to correct the issues related to Irlen Syndrome and is supported by experts in the fields of education, psychology, medicine, ophthalmology, and neuroscience around the world
Helen Irlen joins us today to discuss her newly updated book 'Reading by the Colors' and 'The Irlen Method'
Dayle Kern has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2001. She is a medical writer, public relations manager and "professional eyeball geek" with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. Prior to working with the Academy, she worked for the United Nations Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. She holds a Masters in sustainable development and often writes about her own experience as someone living with type 1 diabetes at imperfectpancreas.com. Dayle enjoys culinary adventures, but hates cilantro and loves dogs, but owns cats.
Frank Weinstock is a board certified ophtalmologist and American College of Surgeons fellow. He is a distinguished professor at NEOMED, an affiliate clinical professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, and volunteer professor of ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstock is the author of I've Been Thinking: And It Might Save Your Life (And Vision) and eight other books, including Contact Lenses Fitting: A Clinical Text Atlas, which has been translated into German and Spanish, and hundreds of articles on related topics. He has received many honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Senior Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the Senior Honor Award of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He continues to do notable volunteer work in El Salvador, Nepal and Papau, New Guinea.
Want to learn about new advances in LASIK eye surgery and improvements in LASER cataract surgery? Call in to speak to our guest, Dr. Anne Ostrovsky, an esteemed ophthalmologist surgeon of Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates in NYC.
Dr. Ostrovsky practices general ophthalmology, refractive, cataract and laser surgery, and is a specialist in corneal diseases. She specializes in small incision cataract surgery with implants including multifocal (Acrysof Restor), accommodating (Crystalens), and Toric intraocular lenses. Dr. Ostrovsky performs Bladeless Laser Vision Correction including Custom LASIK and PRK.
We will discuss these topics and take questions during our 45 minute radio show hosted by Dr. Alan Schlussel, optometric director of his private optometric practices in Midtown NYC and in West Orange,NJ.
In this week’s Asthma House Calls, we sat down to talk with Dr. Steven Shanbom on why ophthalmologists see so many asthma patients, how eye allergies may affect asthma patients and how the asthma medications that you are giving your children may be affecting their eyes.
In Part I of our interview, Dr. Shanbom talks about eye allergies and why so many children with asthma come in to see him with eye allergies.
Dr. Steven Shanbom is with Shanbom Eye Specialist in Michigan. Dr. Shanbom is a board certified ophthalmologist who has the rare combination of being board certified in both internal medicine and ophthalmology. He has also served as assistant professor at Kresge Eye Institute and Michigan State University.
For educational purposes only. Nothing in Asthma House Calls should be considered medical advice or a medical opinion. For medical advice, please consult your physician.
Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the authors of Obamacare is arrogant, belligerent and wrong most of the time. He also has the notion that the practice of medicine should be devoted to the “greater good” as opposed to the wellbeing of the individual patient. He believes the Hippocratic Oath is the greatest obstacle to practicing medicine his way.
Obamacare is Zeke’s vehicle for overcoming the antiquated notion that doctors are supposed to cure patients. Not surprisingly, it’s falling flat on its collectivist face, notwithstanding Nancy Pelosi’s insistence that it provides “affordable” care. It’s not affordable and provides little in the way of care.
This is the law of the lied—and never had much to do with real care, rather control of that sector of the private economy.
Jane Hughes, MD, FACS is an ophthalmologist in San Antonio, Texas in private practice as well as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is a health care policy expert with frequent radio and TV appearances. Dr. Hughes authored the 11 Point Plan for Patient Centered, Physician Guided Free Market Driven Reform, and a Consultant for Responsible Reform and on the Panel for the Dallas Healthcare Summit.
Dr. Frank Weinstock is a board certified ophthamologist and American College of Surgeons fellow. He is a distinguished professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, an affiliate clinical professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, and volunteer professor of ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
Gleaned from newspaper columns that Dr. Weinstock has written, I ve Been Thinking is an easy-to-read patients handbook that offers both education and self-advocacy. As a health care management specialist, Dr Weinstock knows the right questions to ask, and the right buttons to push. I ve Been Thinking is more than just a general guidebook and in reality is divided into two parts whereas the first part is a general overview of the healthcare system, the second part is specific to Dr. Weinstock s ophthalmology specialty and imparts a thorough understanding of how important superior eye-care is and the questions that should be asked of eye-care specialists. I ve Been Thinking will get you thinking. But more importantly it might save your life!
Cataracts has become the leading cause of blindness in aging adults over 40 in the United States. Cataracts is a gradual opaque cloud that forms over the eye, causing vision to seem foggy. This mist is a result of proteins in the lens clumping together. Unfortunately there are no natural ways to fight cataracts, but a healthy diet and exercise can safeguard you against the disease. The best way to rid yourself of Cataracts is surgery, when a prescription doesn't help. In this episode, expert cataract surgeon Dr. George Waring IV shares his insight into cataracts and cataract surgery and how to avoid it all!
Host Kathryn Zox.
About George O. Waring IV, MD FACS:
Cataract, Lens and Refractive Surgeon
Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
Charleston, SC USA
in Self Help
Meir is a respected therapist, an educator and a best-selling author of "Vision for Life, Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement" Meir healed himself of congenital blindness and other serious vision problems, and now he has a driver’s license!
Meir certainly has the ‘Merlin’ Touch … he tops the charts for creative healing techniques that bring forth success into everyone’s life. He has the touch of alchemy, which transforms physical matter into higher vibrational energies … and one’s body simply responds to these creative influences that he shares.
People travel from all over the world to have Meir work with them. He truly walks in an illuminated state—igniting those around him to become more flexible in thought and more in tune with their bodies.
He is a respected therapist, an educator and a best-selling author. Meir healed himself of congenital blindness and other serious vision problems, and now he has a driver’s license!
in Pop Culture
Five Key Questions You Should Be Asking
Concerning Your Healthcare...
If you could...wouldn’t you want to be empowered with the knowledge to circumnavigate America’s increasingly complex healthcare environment?
As a board-certified ophthalmologist, healthcare advocate and medical journalist, Dr.Frank J. Weinstock knows all too well, many Americans are spending way too much time and money worrying about their healthcare and he wisely counsels readers about it in his new book, I’ve Been Thinking: And It Might Save Your Life And Vision (TriMark Press, January 2014).
According to Dr. Weinstock, “Learning how to be an effective choice maker is the key to understanding your rights as a patient and as a healthcare consumer. I know that after reading my book, readers will be armed with the best information they can get to make wise and thoughtful decisions regarding their health care.”
I’ve Been Thinking is more than just a general guidebook and in reality is divided into two parts whereas the first part is a general overview of the healthcare system, the second part is specific to Dr. Weinstock’s ophthalmology specialty and imparts a thorough understanding of how important superior eye-care is and the questions that should be asked of eye-care specialists.
Drs. Kris Held and Jane Hughes are back to discuss Zero Care. As practicing physicians, they are only too familiar with what is available on the exchanges compared to the supposedly “inferior” insurance products consumers were once free to choose for themselves.
Get the doctors’ perspective about these “marketplaces” as well as the issue of individual privacy, identity theft and fraud risks inherent in the system.
Dr. Kris Held is a board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon. Dr. Held has read, reported on and participated in tweeting the entire Affordable Care Act. She is Co-Founder of AmericanDoctors4Truth.
Dr. Jane Hughes is an ophthalmologist in private practice, a clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a consultant for the Physicians’ Council for Responsible Reform.
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