Monthly Archives: March 2011

Glaucoma Treatment

Dr Weingarten performs laser surgery for glaucoma treatment. He uses the Lumenis SLT in his Rochester office. SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) has been shown to deliver powerful intraocular pressure reduction without causing any thermal damage. It can be used as … Continue reading

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Liked Outcomes for Femto (Bladeless) and Microkeratomes

A study in the American Journal Ophthalmology (2010;149:785-93) compared visual acuity and corneal higher order aberrations after LASIK surgery with flaps made by a femtosecond (Intralase) laser to one created using a mechanical microkeratome. The results did not show any … Continue reading

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High Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a leading cause of legal blindness among adults 20-74 years old in the United States. A study in JAMA (8/11) found that nearly 30 percent of diabetics over age 40 have diabetic retinopathy, with about 4 percent … Continue reading

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