Eye exam saves a life!

A teenage boy’s trip to the ophthalmologist turned out to be a visit that ultimately saved his life. Seeking only a prescription for contact lenses, Nick Myers ended up in an ambulance for emergency treatment for leukemia. The eye doctor first observed that even with glasses, Nick’s best vision was only 20/25 in both eyes […]

Ophthalmologists as Photographers?

Photos in the Eye Doctor’s Office I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a physician who treats vision and eye diseases is interested in the color and majesty of photography. Beginning two years ago, I began rescuing my best shots out of my computer and gave them life as prints. What camera do I use? The […]

Eye doctor’s wife gets hit in eye with tennis ball

Remember the adage, “The son of the shoemaker has no shoes?” Ophthalmologists are of the same ilk. Many eye doctors fail to get their own eyes or their family members’ eyes examined. And even more alarming, many fail to take the same safety precautions that they recommend for their patients. This past Monday, I saw […]

Study reveals “sins” of contact lens wearers

Only 2 percent of contact lens wearers actually follow the guidelines for proper contact lens hygiene according to a new study published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science.

Benefits and results of SLT rather than eyedrops

Dr. Paul Krawitz discusses the benefits and results of using Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. SLT is highly successful in controlling intraocular pressure (IOP) and unlike Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), does not result in burns to the trabecular meshwork.