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Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

Those with diabetes know that this common disease can come with unanticipated side effects. One of these complications is diabetic retinopathy, a prevalent eye disease occuring in the diabetic community. Diabetic Retinopathy is manageable, and permanent vision loss can be prevented with early detection and treatment. The eye care specialists at North Toronto Eye Care… Read More


Reflections from the 2018 ASCRS Conference

At this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)  held in Washington D.C. technology and clinical updates were the focus. Nailing refractive outcomes was a frequent theme as no longer is getting 75% accuracy within 20/20-20/40 post op results acceptable. With modern technology as we have at North Toronto… Read More


IOL Calculations: NTEC’s New Lenstar Technology

Dr. Theodore Rabinovitch On NTEC’s New Lenstar Technology: It’s important to remember that the bar regarding patient expectations about their vision after surgery is continually being raised. When I started doing surgery a three decades ago we were really happy if we achieved outcomes of 20/40-20/60 uncorrected.  Now, patients can even be 20/20 and can be unhappy… Read More


Studies Look at Effects of Marijuana on Vision

Are marijuana’s effects on vision good or bad? Two new studies suggest there isn’t one easy answer, and neither one considers long-term impacts. Original article from American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Raj K Maturi MD Published: Feb. 28, 2017 One study of tadpoles suggests marijuana may enhance night vision, while a human… Read More


Pterygium Treatment Options

A pterygium (tuh-RIJ-ee-um) is a growth of fleshy tissue that forms on the sclera, or the white part of your eye. Pterygia are sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye.” These bumps are non-cancerous, but can be very annoying to deal with and tend to cause discomfort or blurry vision. What Are the Causes? The exact cause of… Read More


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