Blog Archive

American Academy of Ophthalmology Coronavirus Update Mar 17th, 2020

The following is verbatim from the AAO newsletter: The Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing important ophthalmology-specific information related to the novel coronavirus, referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was previously known by the provisional name 2019-nCoV. The highly contagious virus can cause a severe respiratory disease...

First to Introduce to South Florida the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay Dec 7th, 2017

Cohen Laser & Vision Center is Proud to Be the First to Introduce to South Florida the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay, a Solution to Eliminate Your Dependence on Reading Glasses December 06, 2017 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Presbyopia is a condition of aging which occurs when we lose...

7 Commonly Asked Lasik Eye Surgery Questions Feb 27th, 2017

1. Does Lasik hurt? Dr. Cohen takes every effort to make sure his patients are completely comfortable before the Lasik surgery begins.  Patients are given a sedative and then topical numbing drops are applied to the eye.  Some patients report feeling a light pressure- but overall, most people experience very little to no...

WSJ Article Titled “What Smartphones Do to Children’s Eyes” Jan 11th, 2017

Wall Street Journal published an interesting article regarding what smartphones do the children’s eyes. Symptoms of dry-eye disease were more common in children who spent more time on smartphones and less time outdoors than other young people, a study in BMC Ophthalmology found. When the children gave up their phones...

Twenty Questions Interview with Dr. Richard Cohen Aug 20th, 2015

Name and Title:  G. Richard Cohen, M.D., Medical Director, Board Certified  Ophthalmologist, Cornea and LASIK Specialist. Quote from Transactions of the American Ophthalmologic Society: “Photorefractive keratectomy can be safely performed in children with anisometropic amblyopia.” Background: Dr. Cohen continues to focus on reaching out to families as more and more proof...

Allergic Conjunctivitis May 4th, 2012

Yes, ‘tis the season of itchy, red, tearing and swollen eyes; sometimes associated with itchy nose and sneezing. Allergy season is here. Ocular allergies are caused chiefly by pollen or animal dander that travel into the tear film. Seasonal and pet allergies can also affect the eyes. Seasonal conjunctivitis is...

Aspirin and Age Related Macular Degeneration Apr 11th, 2012

Age Related Macular Degeneration is a progressive disease of the macula, the eye’s central part of vision, which usually occurs in elderly people and can result in blindness if untreated. In this European Eye Study conducted at the Queen’s University in the United Kingdom, almost 4700 participants over 65 years...

Amniotic Membrane Transplants and Eye Surgery Apr 11th, 2012

Amniotic Membrane Transplants are the newest wave in ocular surgery. Cryopreserved amniotic membrane is used to restore ocular tissue with minimal scarring and inflammation. The donor tissue is screened for HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, West Nile virus and is sterile and contains no micro-organisms. This tissue is used for patients who...

Surgeon Richard Cohen, M.D. Announces Arrival of Laser Cataract Surgery Apr 11th, 2012

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about “laser cataract surgery”. Cataract surgery is typically performed with an ultrasonic unit called “phacoemulsification:. With this technique, which is the standard around the world, sound waves break up the cataract into little pieces that can be aspirated from the eye. After...

Information on Xeomin, A New Botox Apr 11th, 2012

Xeomin (incobotulinum Toxin A) is the newest of the Botox like drugs to become FDA approved. Xeomin is manufactured by Merz pharmaceuticals and is the third botulinum toxin available in the US to treat cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and glabeller lines. It joins Botox (onabotulinum toxin A, Allergan) and Dysport (abobotulinum toxin...