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Advanced Vision Care, a full service eye care center, today announced that it is the first in the local community to introduce a new treatment for patients who suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye disease. This disease stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s natural tear film. The oily lipids serve as a protective layer so that the aqueous (water) layer of the eye’s tear film does not evaporate. Advanced Vision Care has introduced a new, advanced in-office treatment, called LipiFlow®, which is intended to treat patients with blocked meibomian glands, called meibomian gland dysfunction, by unblocking the glands and allowing them to resume the secretion of oily lipids needed for a healthy tear film.
Dry eye disease affects more than 100 million people worldwide. Of those, 65 percent suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye. Common symptoms of dry eye include dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning and eye fatigue. These symptoms can hinder people’s daily activities such as reading, using the computer, wearing contact lenses and being outdoors on windy days. Many dry eye patients complain those symptoms worsen throughout the day. “Dry eye disease is one of the most common topics patients discuss when visiting eye care professionals,” said Dr. Nicole Fram. “We are very pleased to introduce the new LipiFlow treatment to help those patients who are very frustrated with this chronic disease and all of the ways it negatively impacts their lives. In effect, LipiFlow helps the meibomian glands resume their natural function and many patients note symptom relief.”
Historically, common therapies aimed at dry eye symptom relief included using warm compresses, over- the-counter wetting drops and ointments, and prescription drugs. Alternatively, the new LipiFlow treatment addresses the root cause of evaporative dry eye by unblocking the meibomian glands that secrete oily lipids. In controlled clinical studies of patients who received a single LipiFlow treatment, the average meibomian gland score at 4 weeks increased by two to three times over the baseline condition, which reflects improvement in the number of glands secreting and secretion quality.
PREMIUM LASER CATARACT SURGERY
SOON A REALITY IN LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles based Advanced Vision Care to Be One of Only Fifteen Locations in the US to Offer the Breakthrough Technology
(September 16, 2011) – Los Angeles, CA - Effective Sept 27, 2011 Advanced Vision Care Surgeons will offer a revolutionary new form of Premium Cataract Surgery. Employing the LenSx Femtosecond laser for added precision in key parts of the cataract surgical procedure, the surgeons (Samuel Masket, M.D. and Nicole Fram, M.D.) anticipate the safest and most reliable outcomes for cataract surgery patients. Although present levels of surgery are a virtual miracle of modern medicine, the new premium laser assisted method promises even greater accuracy.
Dr. Masket was the first surgeon to adapt the femtosecond laser technology for the purpose of cataract surgery in experimental work as early as 2004. He and Dr. Fram published this work in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2010. Now, use of this laser for patients has become a reality. Specialty Surgery Center in Beverly Hills (affiliated with Advanced Vision Care), where the surgery will be performed, is among the first 15 centers in the country to house the laser.
“The femtosecond laser can perform several steps of the cataract operation in an automated and more predictable fashion than is currently practiced. It promises to achieve greater accuracy in optical outcomes and will be available as an option for selected cases,” stated Dr. Masket.
Dr. Fram concurred, “We’re thrilled to offer this new technology and procedure to patients, and look forward to making it available to other surgeons in the community through our surgery center. We truly pride ourselves in staying ahead of the curve in medical technology, and this new Premium Laser Cataract Surgery is very exciting technology.”
Advanced Vision Care will offer Premium Laser Cataract Surgery beginning September 27, 2011. Specialty Surgery Center in Beverly Hills will be the only location in the Los Angeles area, and one of only fifteen locations in the United States to offer this technology and procedure
ABOUT ADVANCED VISION CARE
Advanced Vision Care is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, individually based, high quality, eye health care. Drs. Samuel Masket, Nicole Fram, Juliet Chung, Neda Shamie, and Jennifer Dang are board certified skilled ophthalmologists that provide a range of services to help patients attain the clearest vision possible. They have the common goal of ascertaining the most appropriate care for any given patient, explaining the purpose of the treatment, and in initiating said therapy in a courteous and compassionate manner.
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