Category Archives: Best News In Sight

Healthy Food for Healthy Eyes

Happy Holidays to all of you! For this Akler Eye newsletter, I will discuss which types of foods help your eyes to stay healthy! As most of you know, aside from ophthalmology, my passions include reading and living a healthy … Continue reading

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Screen Time and our Eyes – How Much is Too Much?

As both an ophthalmologist in Detroit and a parent, I often think about whether our society’s addiction to screens is healthy. The incidence of myopia, or nearsightedness, has nearly doubled in the US to 42%. Scientists are not sure if … Continue reading

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Customizing Lens Implants in Cataract Surgery

There have been so many exciting new developments in the technology of lens implants over the last 15 years, from implants that correct astigmatism to advances in multifocal implants that offer a range of vision from distance to near. One … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence and Fighting Blindness in Diabetics

Diabetes affects more than 415 million people worldwide, or 1 in every 11 adults. About 45% of diabetic patients are likely to have diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can help reduce preventable vision loss. Artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Do I need computer glasses to protect my eyes?

As a society, we are spending more time looking at computer screen in the form of monitors, tablets and smartphones than ever before. While long hours spent looking at screens can cause eye strain, this is related to decreased blinking … Continue reading

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PEARL Treatment for Presbyopia

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful fall weather! Last month I attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago. I am going to share some exciting research being done overseas on novel approaches to … Continue reading

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Patient Satisfaction Following LASIK – Update on the PROWL 1 & 2 Studies

Dear Patients, Friends and Family, I just returned from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet with colleagues and leaders in my profession. This month I will be sharing exciting … Continue reading

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The Best News In Sight – Eye Exams On Your Home Computer

Eye Exams on Your Home Computer? I was contacted last month by Yahoo news regarding a new technology that allows patients to take a vision test and check for glasses via their home computer. The company, Opternative, was designed to … Continue reading

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How Diet Can Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

How Diet Can Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration The National Institute of Health (NIH) conducted a landmark study called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) that followed nearly 5,000 patients for more than a decade.  The patients’ dietary habits were examined … Continue reading

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Our Time At ASCRS Conference 2015

Dear Patients, Friends and Family, I just returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). One of my favorite parts of the meeting is the Innovator Session, where cutting edge research from around … Continue reading

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