February 4th, 2011
Sight is one of the most important factors to help us with every day things. Which is why eye safety is important. An estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States each year, and nearly one million Americans have lost some degree of eyesight due to an eye injury, according to Prevent Blindness America. While many of these injuries can be prevented, many people just don’t know the basics of eye safety.
In most cases, even the simplest precautions are all you need to protect from eye injuries. Avoid “multi-tasking” or any distractions that could lead to potentially harming your eyes. When necessary, always use some protective eyewear, such as safety glasses, protective goggles or even sports eye wear.
Contact your optometrist or ophthalmologist immediately if you ever suffer from an eye injury. Depending on the situation, the doctor may suggest to just flushing of the eye with water/normal saline or go immediately to the nearest emergency center. For people that wear contact lenses, tell your doctor immediately. The doctor can advise you whether to remove the lenses or keep them in.
When working with chemicals, either at work or school, flush your eyes in the nearest sink area whenever a chemical invades your eye. Flushing your eye for several minutes will dilute or rinse out the chemicals that may have contacted your eyes.
When in doubt, treat all eye injuries as though they are severe, and contact or visit an eye specialist if you have any eye safety concerns.
February 3rd, 2011
n March, I will be making my first international trip for 2011. This time I will travel to Sydney, Australia where I will perform surgery at the annual Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. As a consultant for Bausch & Lomb, I am asked to teach the latest techniques to surgeons around the world.
As many you know, I have been traveling overseas annually to help teach other surgeons about eye surgery. Everywhere I travel is a learning experience. I am amazed that third world countries such as Vietnam can function even though there is much less medical funding. We are very fortunate to have the best medical technology in the world available at our Newport Beach facility.
This will be my first time traveling to the land “Down Under.” It will be a much easier location to perform surgery because Australia is definitely not a third world country. I look forward to sharing my next experience with you.
February 2nd, 2011
Laser eye surgery has been widely available for 15 years. The first excimer laser treatment was performed in 1987, nearly 25 years ago! Now, with the newer lasers and perfected techniques, eye doctors are producing better results than ever before.
Dr. Feinerman uses Bausch & Lomb’s Custom (wavefront guided) LASIK technology to treat patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. It helps people reduce or eliminate their need for glasses.
What does this custom LASIK mean? It means Dr. Feinerman will take a “fingerprint-type scan” of your eye using the latest computer software. The system can analyze your eye’s unique imperfections, capturing more details than your normal eyeglass prescription. Then Dr. Feinerman uses Custom LASIK to potentially give you better vision than you have with your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Feinerman also uses Bausch & Lomb’s latest eye tracking system to treat your eyes. This means the laser follows your eye movements during the LASIK procedure. You can simply relax while the laser locks your custom prescription in the precise location, even if you move your eye. This new technology treats astigmatism better than ever before, and reduces the possibility of halos and starbursts at night.
Combining both Custom-Wavefront guided technology with Eye Tracking, Dr. Feinerman gives patients the best results possible!