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Cataract Surgery and Insurance Coverage

Did you know cataract surgery is the most commonly performed, medically necessary surgery in Canada? In fact, according to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, one and a half million people have this procedure every year in North America. Some surgeries, including LASIK and refractive aspects of cataract surgery, are considered “convenience procedures,” meaning they are primarily for the… Read More

Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

Original article posted by the New York Times Author: Jane E. Brody Date posted: December 4, 2017 After 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year. “It’s very liberating to be able… Read More

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

Original article from Healio February 5, 2018 While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to consider. New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks was forced to leave the game in the second quarter following a significant blow to the head,… Read More

Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism

Original article from Healio Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize… Read More

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Original article posted on Healio Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the disturbance of the stability of tear film, leading to changes in vision and symptoms that significantly disrupt the quality of life of many individuals in the United States and elsewhere. There… Read More

2017 Toronto ZoomerShow

Our team at North Toronto Eye Care is proud to announce that two of our ophthalmologists, Dr. Nataly Pesin and Dr. Vincent Lam, presented at the 2017 Toronto ZoomerShow, a generational lifestyle expo featuring the latest products, trends, and services. Held during the weekend of October 28-29, the ZoomerShow celebrated their 10-year anniversary with over… Read More

The Prevalence of Canadian Vision Loss and Cataract Surgery

Many people take their vision for granted. While some degree of vision degradation over the years is considered par for the course, not many people think about how their lives can be affected by vision impairment. Unfortunately, severe vision impairment is more common than you may think. Life with impaired vision is a reality for… Read More

Your Lens Options for Cataract Surgery

Cataracts, or the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are very common with age. This is a gradual clouding that affects over 20% of Canadians as they age and is most common among individuals in their 50s and older. Because cataracts could happen to anyone, it’s crucial to educate yourself on the condition and the… Read More

Managing tear film dysfunctions crucial during cataract surgery process

Original article from Healio Quality of vision starts with a healthy ocular surface because “the tear film is the most important refractive surface of the eye,” Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, said at the annual meeting of OSN and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology. In cataract and refractive surgery, a well-lubricated ocular surface, with a good… Read More

5 Facts You Need to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Caring for and maintaining your eye health is crucial – your eyes are a vivid portal to your world. Clear vision is something that we can easily take for granted. As we age, it’s imperative to put extra effort into the health of your eyes in order to avoid the risk of vision loss. Age-related… Read More

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