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Throwback Thursdays – Appreciating our Teachers

In my mind, I’m still about 21 years old – hip, current, on top of all the trends. However, learning to function in today’s world of social media has taught me again and again that I’m not as current as … Continue reading

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Three Years Later

Last evening I attended a women’s philanthropic event in our community. The keynote speaker was Laurie Ann Goldman, the CEO of Spanx. I love hearing what strong, powerful women have to say about being a good leader in both their … Continue reading

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A Medical Education

Blog from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” –Mahatma Ghandi One of the greatest gifts of my … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Blog

I start my first blog of 2013 on this icy-cold January morning with a quote from John D. Rockerfeller – “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening

Listen To make an effort to hear something To pay attention; heed In a recent news magazine I read an article titled “The End of the Doctor-Patient Relationship”. The piece detailed how our relationship with patients has eroded due to … Continue reading

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One Year Later

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams It is with great pride that I look back on the first year of Akler Eye Center’s existence. With the support of … Continue reading

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Cataract Surgery: All in the Family

There is a Latin proverb that states “if the wind will not serve, take the oars”. I cannot think of many people who better exemplify this mantra than my mother-in-law Marion State. She has been bravely battling a blood cancer … Continue reading

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The Eye and Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical school and residency training brings people together in a unique way as we work together closely and intensely. I will never forget the tears of an ophthalmology colleague as she shared with me the difficulty of dealing with her … Continue reading

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The 4th of July Blog

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” -John F. Kennedy Over this holiday weekend, I am proud to … Continue reading

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Akler Eye Center and the Community

As a physician, I am fortunate to have chosen a career where my skills can be used to improve patients’ quality of life. In the field of ophthalmology I am uniquely positioned to achieve this with vision-saving procedures such as … Continue reading

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