at 4627 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, 15213 United States
Eye Medicine & Surgery delivers comprehensive eye health examination, and personal attention, because we believe #eyecare is "More than just Vision."
As a Board-certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ooi routinely performs cataracts and glaucoma surgeries in an outpatient setting, in addition to doing many minor procedures in office including chalazion and other lid lesions removal, laser treatment for diabetic eye disease, etc. He also offers premium intraocular lens implants during cataract surgeries for any good surgical candidates. Moreover, Dr. Ooi is especially interested at utilizing various minimally invasive procedures to treat difficult eye diseases like Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma and intravitreal injections of Lucentis or Avastin for wet macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. Dr. Ooi's Philosophy to #eyecare: “Relationship is key to good medicine. I strive to listen effectively, provide quality care, and build trust with my patients. It is important to me that my patients are well informed and they get continuous support even if they may have long suffered an untreatable eye disease.” #Eyemedsurg provides service in both English and Chinese. Common health insurances accepted include Medicare, UPMC, Highmark, Health America/Advantra, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, and certain vision insurance like Davis Vision, VBA, etc. Please call to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment.
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News flash: The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published May 22 finds that “the South was home to three-quarters of the US counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss.” There are also “higher rates of poverty, diabetes and chronic disease” in the South, and “health officials believe those problems are all related to the vision loss.” Cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are the most common causes of vision loss in adults. However, regular eye exams would identify problems early on before people start losing vision.
I wonder who in this day and age is still making home calls. Just made a home visit today to examine a 102-year old's eyes at bedside. Though some may say there is not much you can do for such a person at bedside, I believe simply my presence brings a therapeutic sense of peace to the patient and the family.
"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I'll guarantee you'll win." ("Patch Adams") Thank you for the encouraging words, Mr. Williams.
Life on campus makes students susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems, such as injury, infection and increased nearsightedness. Here is #backtoschool eye health tip#1 to keep students seeing 20/20 throughout college: Do NOT wear contact lenses in showers, hot tubs or when swimming in lakes or pools. Also, NEVER use water to clean or store contact lenses; only use sterile contact lens disinfecting solution and a clean contact lens case. According to the CDC, 85 percent of #Acanthamoeba infection cases occur in contact lens wearers, one of the main risks being exposure of lenses to water. #Acanthamoeba is a parasite that lives in water and can cause a rare but serious eye infection called #Acanthamoeba keratitis, which can literally melt your cornea......
Today is World #Sjögren’s Day which commemorates the birthday of Dr. Henrik Sjögren, a Swedish ophthalmologist who first identified this disease in 1933. #Sjögren’s syndrome is a serious, progressive autoimmune disease affecting approximately 4 million people in the US, 75% of whom are still undiagnosed! #Dryeye is a common early symptom and as many as 1 in 10 dry eye patients may have #Sjögren’s syndrome!
Taking certain kind of blood pressure medication could be related to the development of early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term population-based cohort study from 1988 to 2013. Results of the study concluded that using any vasodilator was associated with a 72% greater risk of developing early-stage AMD. This was concluded after adjusting for age, sex, and other factors. Researchers said that the study needs to be replicated to determine the true impact.
We have had quite a few depressing rainy days in Pittsburgh... but the sun will be out for the weekend!!! So don't forget to wear #sunglasses when you're outdoor ;-) A study partially funded by the #NationalEyeInstitute (NEI) found a link between chronic sunlight exposure and increased risks for #cataracts. Although there have been previous studies on this topic, this study, led by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is the first to show a detailed play-by-play of the chemical changes that can be caused to the lens from UV light.
Active #multiplesclerosis (MS) is associated with rapid thinning of part of the retina, researchers reported. The eyes might have it for MS drug trial measures. The clinic is able to measure the ganglion cell/inner plexiform (GCIP) layer of the retina with state-of-art #OpticalCoherenceTomography machine.