Alexandra celebrated her 20 year anniversary this month as an integral part of the OAV family. Since she began as a receptionist in 1991, Alexandra has been committed to the doctors and patients of our practice. Alexandra has risen to the title of office manager at OAV, where she has done an amazing job over the past 10 years. We are grateful for her commitment, hard work, and desire to strive for excellence.
Our optical department is proud to announce the arrival of the Visioffice with Eyecode. This revolutionary system takes into consideration a patient’s natural head and eye movement to create customized lenses.
The Visioffice is a 3-D measuring system that determines head tilt, along with exact eye location, shape and movement. More importantly, it measures the two eyes individually, allowing for the most precise vision possible, no matter where you look through the lens. This all-in-one system of full-range measurements gives patients the benefit they’ve never had before: ultimate lens customization.
To learn more about this revolutionary system, click here.
Ophthalmic migraines, also known as acephalic migraines, are quite common and often painless. The term “migraine” often brings to mind a severe type of headache; however with ophthalmic migraines, patients experience visual disturbances without the painful headache.
The process is thought to be related to changes in blood flow in the brain and optic nerve. Ophthalmic migraines can be produced by the body’s neurological responses to certain triggers. Some common triggers include hormonal changes, chemcials in foods such as chocolate, peppermint or cheese, or irregular sleep patterns.
To read more about the symptoms associated with ophthalmic migraines and what to do if you experience one, click here.
Fuch’s corneal dystrophy is the most common reason why patients require a relatively new form of corneal transplantation called DSAEK (Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty). This relatively common disease which causes swelling of the cornea and hence blurred vision has always been known to be genetic, and in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, the strong genetic component has been established. Dr. Aizuss and Dr. Elkins have been performing DSAEK for the past 4 years with remarkable results, especially compared to the “old” full thickness corneal transplant surgery. Family members of patients with early Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy should be screened for the disease. It is easily detected by examining the cornea in the office.
Contact us for more information about Fuch’s Dystrophy.