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Blog Archive

3D Printing Corneas Dec 16th, 2020

In this edition of Foresight, we’re exploring the future of our industry and how technology will shape it. The practices of optometry and ophthalmology are rapidly transforming due to innovations and breakthroughs in both our tools and processes. There’s one breakthrough on the horizon that will radically change how we...

Uses for Amniotic Membranes Oct 13th, 2020

In this edition of Foresight we want to explore amniotic membranes. An amniotic membrane is an avascular fetal membrane located within the chorion. It’s harvested in a sterile environment from placental tissue from women during elective cesarean sections. Membrane donors undergo screenings to test for disease and after collective the...

Practice Management Tips Sep 14th, 2020

We don’t have to tell you that running an optometry practice is challenging work. Aside from traditional medical practice, there is the continued work of running and growing your business. In this edition of Foresight, we’re going to share some helpful tips to make your business more efficient, so you...

Prevent your glasses from fogging with masks! Sep 11th, 2020

If you wear glasses, you understand the struggle with the foggy vision that comes with wearing a mask. Fortunately, we have some easy tips for you to reduce fogging while staying safe!   The only thing you need to prevent your glasses from fogging is soap and water! We recommend...

Corneal Cross Linking & TG-PRK Jul 14th, 2020

Here at Cohen Eye Institute, we receive a significant amount of referrals that result in corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in keratoconic patients. In this edition of Foresight, we will discuss topography guided PRK (TG-PRK) which often follows the crosslinking procedure. Keratoconus (KC) is a primarily a biomechanical problem. Keratoconus compromises...

Advances in Cataract Surgery Jun 16th, 2020

It’s Cataract Awareness Month, so we wanted to discuss some of the more recent advances in cataract surgery and what we’re implementing here at Cohen Eye Institute.  Improved Implant Options At Cohen Eye Institute, we always begin our surgical process with a straightforward question. What is the best option for...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

Social Media Strategies for your Practice May 12th, 2020

The eye care industry is experiencing rapid financialization as older practitioners retire and sell their practices and patients to the highest bidders. This is especially apparent in the state of New Jersey. You only have to look at public review trends of these organizations to understand that this consolidated corporate...

Advances in Pterygium Surgery Apr 14th, 2020

Today, the ophthalmological community lacks consensus about the ideal way to treat and surgically manage pterygia. When the disease is discovered early in the process, it’s recommended that patients use protective eyewear to limit UV radiation that can worsen the condition.   Pterygiums larger than 3 mm may induce astigmatism, larger...

Exploring Ocular Side Effects Mar 18th, 2020

Ophthalmologists and optometrists spend the majority of their time in patient care. Supporting our patients isn’t just limited to exams, procedures, and follow-ups - it extends to an understanding of the individual’s medical history and how the systemic drugs they may be using can contribute to ocular side effects. In...

PanOptix Trifocal Lens Feb 17th, 2020

The The FDA has approved the first trifocal lens for cataract surgery patients in the United States - Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL PanOptix are unique because they engineered with proprietary Enlighten technology. A non-sequential diffractive order approach focused for intermediate vision without compromising near and distance vision. It's also...

Recent Advances in MIGS Feb 14th, 2020

Technology and ophthalmology go hand in hand. New advances are now occurring more frequently than ever before, allowing us to serve our patient bases more efficiently than ever before.  Recent advances in MIGS devices have created a more viable and less-invasive option than traditional, penetrating glaucoma surgeries to assist in...