TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce that Dr. Raphael Addiego is celebrating his 5 year anniversary with the company. Dr. Addiego, a specialist in retina and diabetic eye care, sees patients in TLC’s Lansing and Battle Creek offices.
When asked why he became a physician, Addiego said, “My father was a traditional family doctor. I was inspired by his ability to touch the lives of individual patients and our community as a whole, and hope to live up to his genuine example of kindness and service. My vision is to make the greatest contribution I can to the quality of vision and lives of others, in providing dedicated service to those I am asked to help.”
Dr. Addiego is a graduate of Jefferson Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University, and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in 14 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, Blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, please call 1-877-852-8463.
As a catcher, having clear, precise vision is of utmost importance. Aaron chose Dr. Ronald Brown as his eye surgeon because of his extensive experience and reputation as a leader in Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Brown, a Cataract and Refractive Specialist, has practiced ophthalmology in Toledo for over 15 years. He turned to ophthalmology as a way to help people, while using his science and engineering background in what he feels is the most technologically advanced specialty in all of medicine.
Dr. Brown had Laser Vision Correction in 1996 by a TLC surgeon because he wanted the best. To schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Brown call (877) 852-8463 today.
Eye surgeon Kevin Lavery, MD, of TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, announced that he is now providing the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Lavery is the first surgeon in Michigan to perform surgery using the iStent® technology. This technology will be a great benefit to patients in the Jackson, Battle Creek, and Portage TLC offices.
The iStent® is FDA-approved for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to reduce eye pressure in adult patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently being treated with glaucoma medicine. In clinical trials, iStent® has been shown to safely reduce eye pressure, which is the primary cause of open-angle glaucoma. “This is exciting news for people who have both cataract and glaucoma,” says Dr. Lavery.
The eye drops used to treat glaucoma can be difficult to administer and expensive. With iStent®, many patients will need less medicine to control their eye pressure and some may not need prescription eye drops at all. “When pressure in the eye is out of control, it can increase the risk of permanent vision loss. I consider iStent® an important advancement in protecting against vision loss for my glaucoma patients,” adds Dr. Lavery.
iStent®, is the smallest medical devise ever approved by the FDA, and is placed in a patient’s eye during cataract surgery. Dr. Lavery went on to say, “It is so small, you are unable to see or feel it after the procedure is done. Although you won’t even know iStent®, is there, it will be working to help reduce your eye pressure.”
This iStent® technology is another “first” for TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. In 2011, TLC surgeons were the first in Michigan to obtain the LenSx® laser, the first FDA approved laser for use inside the eye. LenSx® provides cataracts patients with individualized treatment, as well as a more precise surgical outcome, and improved healing time.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in 14 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463.
A cataract can cause sharp images to become blurred and bright images to become dull. It can also contribute to difficulty with night driving. When sight is compromised – your quality of life is compromised. Each year, nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts and seek some form of treatment.
The best option for correcting cataracts is surgery. But not just any cataract surgery – The LenSx® laser is the first FDA-approved laser for use inside the eye. This sophisticated piece of equipment, which makes cataract surgery safer, is the most precise and the most effective for the majority of patients. TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is the first in Michigan to offer their patients this advanced treatment. The precision of the laser allows patients to have customized vision with multifocal lenses. Patients can now choose to have vision for distance, intermediate, and near without glasses. The LenSx laser, skillfully guided by an experienced eye surgeon, creates incisions which reduce astigmatism for patients undergoing the cataract surgical procedure. In addition to correcting astigmatism and providing vision at all levels, patients can also maintain monofocal vision that they were accustomed to with previous use of contact lenses.
As Baby Boomers, we want to stay young and active as long as we can. Bringing LenSx to my fellow Boomers brings me great pride and gives my patients the best in customized vision treatment available in Michigan.
Read the full article published in the June 2012 Issue of Jackson Magazine