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National Diabetes Awareness Month

POSTED ON November 27th, 2013  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Dr-DanzigCarl Danzig, M.D.
Director, Vitreo-Retinal Services

I am a true epicurean when it comes to different foods, and there is no time of the year when food is more discussed than now, as we enter the Holiday season.  As a retina specialist, I see more and more diabetic patients every year.  The topic of what’s on the Holiday table is a common point of discussion with my patients.  It’s interesting that November is Diabetes Awareness Month, coinciding with Thanksgiving (and Hannukah this year) and preceding Christmas.  For everyone, this a joyous time of the year, but for diabetics, the traditional tastiness of the holidays has to be adjusted.  The ooey gooey goodness of candied sweet potatoes, chocolate desserts, and sugar-laden cakes can cause blood glucose levels to soar.   When presented with these scrumptious options, a small morsel to taste may be ok, but better options exist for these patients.

Diabetes is a fast-growing epidemic through America and the rest of the world.  It is the leading cause of blindness in patients under 65.  The treatment options for patients with diabetic retinopathy are more varied than ever before; however, early detection and close monitoring by an eye doctor can save the vision of many patients.  Of course, careful watch of one’s blood pressure and blood glucose can save patients from, or at the very least delay, vision impairment.  There exists no time of the year when this is more important than right now, as the winter holidays are upon us.


Veterans Day

POSTED ON November 11th, 2013  - POSTED IN Rand Eye Institute

Veterans are around us every day. They are our neighbors, relatives, co-workers and friends, whether you are recently returning from combat or have been out of the service for a number of years, you are always a part of the military family. Thank you to all the veterans who fought for our country’s freedom and to all the men and women who are currently sacrificing their lives to keep us all safe. We have the utmost love and respect for every one of you and can’t thank you enough.

So Thank you for your sacrifices and your love for this country. Whether you were drafted or volunteered, you will always be a hero.

Thank you and God Bless you, your families and The United States of America.


LASIK Surgery – Episode 2 – “Through My Eyes” Follow Laura’s LASIK surgery!

POSTED ON September 16th, 2013  - POSTED IN Lasik, Uncategorized

Now that Laura has been approved as a LASIK candidate at the Rand Eye Institute (Episode 2), she gets ready for her LASIK/No Flap laser vision correction surgery! All performed in a true sterile environment. Anxious the night before and the day of the surgery, she takes us along her emotional journey-through her eyes. Watch as she undergoes LASIK surgery and gets to see clearly without her glasses and contacts for the first time since she was eight years old.

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