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Lexington Ophthalmologist Takes the Lead in Laser Treatment for Cataract

Dr. Lance S. Ferguson, ophthalmologist associated with Commonwealth Eyes, Lexington, is the first in central Kentucky to offer patients Catalys Precision Laser System surgery for the removal of cataracts. “Enhanced safety and accuracy are the forte of this technology,” said Dr. Ferguson. He should know. Dr. Ferguson, who is the current president of the American … Continue reading

Stimulating with Spectra

Dr. Karim Rasheed likes to take photos of his patients. The Pain Specialist at Lexington’s St. Joseph’s typically takes a photo of each patient when he meets them for their first appointment. Six months later, he’ll take another so that he and the patient can notice the difference in their appearance and demeanor once their … Continue reading

Samuel Powdrill, Eye Surgeon to One Million People

Sam Powdrill has never been to medical school, but he has been almost every place else. Now an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, with the school’s blessing he spends two months a year in Kenya, or aboard the Mercy Ship, or taking some … Continue reading

Branson, Missouri – Live Music Capitol of the World But So Much More!

You may very well have the same preconceived notion about Branson, Missouri that we did. Namely, that it is a tourist Mecca with hundreds of live music shows. Well, there is plenty of live music in Branson and you can look forward to seeing some very professional shows featuring every kind of music imaginable. Definitely … Continue reading

Sports-related Eye Injuries

The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) notes that sports related activities result in more than 40,000 eye injuries annually. More than 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented. Basketball and baseball cause the most eye injuries, followed by water sports and racquet sports. Among eye injuries, sports can be … Continue reading

Visiting the Adams of Quincy Massachusetts

Many professional meetings bring us to Boston Massachusetts, treat yourself to visiting a unique treasure in the heart of the Boston area. John Adams (1735-1826), son of Deacon John Adams and Susanna Boylston, was a fifth generation descendant from Henry Adams, who reached the shores of America from England in 1633. Henry with his wife … Continue reading

Expanding Substance Abuse Treatment, but Restricting Physicians

In November of 2013, the Obama Administration announced that insurers would be required to cover mental health and substance abuse disorders in the same manner as physical conditions. Though the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008, the Obama Administration’s announcement served as the … Continue reading

Cataract Treatment: Shifting Focus in a Long Search

Cataract, the clouding or discoloration of the lens in human eyes, cannot be prevented or cured. It remains the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The search for treatment has gone on since the dawn of time and continues to this moment. The problem remains the same from ancient Babylon to Lexington. Normally absolutely clear, a … Continue reading

Promising Glaucoma Treatments on the Horizon

In the early 1940s, my grandmother was diagnosed with glaucoma. Essentially, the doctor explained that her vision would progressively worsen as she lost more peripheral vision; no treatment was recommended. Today, the patient diagnosed with glaucoma looks forward to aggressive treatment in a wide variety of options with even more in the pipeline. Historically, topical … Continue reading

Bionic Eye Implants

Biotechnology is offering a lot of promise for the vision impaired who still have functioning optic nerves. When the optic nerve is fine, it usually means the retina is not working. Retinal diseases include retinitis pigmentosa (RP), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Retinal diseases result in the light-sensitive rods and cones (photoreceptors) in … Continue reading