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4 Common Myths About Glaucoma

4 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Thursday, March 23, 2017
by Katzen Eye Group

Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve and causes progressive permanent vision loss. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss but unfortunately, it is widely misunderstood by most people. Many people don’t understand the seriousness of glaucoma or understand the importance of regular visions checks.

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Cataracts in the Springtime

Cataracts in the Springtime

Monday, March 20, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Temperatures are starting to rise and robins are gathering in the yard. Every day we wish for the clouds to part, so that sun lurking just behind can break out and we can finally feel the full warmth of a new season. Sadly, for people with cataracts, that magical moment when the clouds part and everything is illuminated stops coming.

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Save Your Vision Month: 5 Ways to Preserve Your Vision for a Lifetime

Save Your Vision Month: 5 Ways to Preserve Your Vision for a Lifetime

Friday, March 17, 2017
by Allison Winslow

March is “Save Your Vision” month, so we're sharing the 5 most important things you can do to preserve your vision for a lifetime.

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Struggling with Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?

Struggling with Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome, or DLS, is a common, progressive loss of function of the lens inside the eye. It is an age-related condition which occurs in everyone between the ages of 45 and 60.

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What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?

What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also called Clear Lens Exchange (CLE), is a procedure with twofold benefits for the aging eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens corrects any existing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and also eliminates the patient’s inevitable future development of cataracts in the crystalline lens.

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A Skier\'s Life Without Glasses

A Skier's Life Without Glasses

Monday, February 27, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Trish Jacoby's love for skiing began when she was in her early 30’s. She’s always found trips to the ski slopes exhilarating and enjoyed taking in the smell of fresh snow, the anticipation as the ski lift brought her to the peak of the mountain, the laughter of children as they whiz by on their skis and snowboards. It was perfect, well...almost perfect.

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Presbyopia: What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Presbyopia: What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Friday, February 24, 2017
by Katzen Eye Group

Presbyopia is an uncomfortable part of aging. It may even be more frustrating than other age-related changes. Many things like energy levels and flexibility can be maintained with a change in your lifestyle by eating better and getting more exercise. But presbyopia, also known as vision over 40, is unavoidable even if you’ve never had issues with your vision.

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Four Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Four Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Thursday, February 23, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Cataract surgery has undergone revolutionary growth and change in the past fifteen years. Since baby boomers tend to be much more active than their parents were in their 60's and 70's, they are requiring more and more from their cataract procedure. We put together a short list of the most common questions about cataract surgery that we hear.

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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, February 10, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Corrective eye surgery has advanced tremendously over the years; since the 1950s, ophthalmologists have been perfecting the process of radial-keratotomy.

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February: Low Vision Awareness Month

February: Low Vision Awareness Month

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Katzen Eye Group would like to acknowledge Low Vision Awareness Month to help raise awareness for such conditions as Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy.

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What is Laser Cataract Surgery?

What is Laser Cataract Surgery?

Thursday, February 02, 2017
by Allison Winslow

The restorative ability of cataract surgery has come a long way over the past 10 years.

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4 Possible Symptoms of Cataracts

4 Possible Symptoms of Cataracts

Friday, January 20, 2017
by Katzen Eye Group

The professional opinion is that you should see your doctor at least once every two years, but many Americans barely make it to their doctors every five. In fact, there’s a distressing number of people who simply don’t pay their eye doctor a visit at all. As a result, they are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to benefiting from the preventative power of eye exams. Regularly seeing your doctor can help you catch age-related vision problems, such as cataracts, earlier.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Thursday, January 19, 2017
by Allison Winslow

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we're sharing about what glaucoma is, how it is detected and treated, and the importance of annual or semi-annual eye exams (depending on age) in determining whether or not you have glaucoma.

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A Mutual Admiration of Legacy

A Mutual Admiration of Legacy

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
by Allison Winslow

Dr. Brett Katzen & Dr. Anthony Kameen share a mutual legacy. Early in their careers, they both received professional inspiration from Dr. Jack Katzen, an eye surgery pioneer, and founder of Katzen Eye Group.

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Top 3 Reasons to Consider Modern LASIK Surgery

Top 3 Reasons to Consider Modern LASIK Surgery

Monday, December 19, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Are you sick and tired of your eyeglasses and contacts? Do your glasses steam up when you are jogging? Do you get tension headaches because of reading? LASIK eye surgery is the perfect permanent solution to your eye problems.

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A Note to Patients with an Astigmatism

A Note to Patients with an Astigmatism

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
by Allison Winslow

The simple truth is that having an astigmatism does not disqualify you as a candidate for any of our vision correction procedures (LASIK, KAMRA® Inlay, PRK, Premium Lens Replacement, and Cataract surgery.)

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What To Do If A Loved One Refuses to Get Cataract Surgery

What To Do If A Loved One Refuses to Get Cataract Surgery

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

For many of us, the only thing scarier than personal health problems is the health problems of our loved ones. It can be especially scary if that loved one is reluctant to get the care they need, in the form of medication or surgery.

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Laurie DeYoung (WPOC) Interviews Dr. Anthony Kameen about KAMRA Inlay to Correct Reading Vision Loss

Laurie DeYoung (WPOC) Interviews Dr. Anthony Kameen about KAMRA Inlay to Correct Reading Vision Loss

Monday, December 05, 2016
by Allison Winslow

The KAMRA inlay was approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA in 2015. Filmed that same year, WPOC's Laurie DeYoung had a discussion with Dr. Anthony Kameen and learned the purpose and benefit of the KAMRA Inlay procedure.

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Modern LASIK

Modern LASIK

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
by Allison Winslow

A lot has changed in eye surgery over the years we’ve been in practice. LASIK itself has changed in leaps and bounds since the 90s.

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The best part of our job is you. Here\'s why.

The best part of our job is you. Here's why.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
by Allison Winslow

At Katzen Eye Group, we are thankful for you, our patients, and what you allow us to witness.

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How KAMRA Inlays Keep You Feeling and Looking Young

How KAMRA Inlays Keep You Feeling and Looking Young

Thursday, November 17, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

If you’re over fifty, you are entering the golden years of your life. Even though our popular culture is obsessed with images of youth, it is middle-aged individuals and seniors who are at the most exciting time of life.

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An Athlete\'s Life Without Glasses

An Athlete's Life Without Glasses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
by Allison Winslow

When your heart is pounding and there is sweat dripping off your face, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your vision. Laser vision correction has given Greg a life without glasses and contacts. He had no idea how much his astigmatism and poor eyesight affected his performance as a mountain bike racer. His perfect vision has enabled him to take corners faster, navigate technical terrain better and be a much faster racer.

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4 Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

4 Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

Monday, November 14, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Preparing for your LASIK consultation ahead of time will guarantee you get more out of it. We recommend asking your surgeon the following questions to get the most out of your consultation.

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Why Presbyopia Isn\'t the Curse it Once Was

Why Presbyopia Isn't the Curse it Once Was

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Around middle age, we all start to lose clarity in our near vision. This unfortunate situation is caused by presbyopia, a condition that afflicts nearly all adults, beginning in their forties and gradually worsening into their sixties. It used to be that there was no sure surgical method of treating presbyopia. No more! Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a surgical procedure that permanently reverses presbyopia’s effects on vision.

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What is PRK?

What is PRK?

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
by Allison Winslow

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is an extremely effective procedure that is an alternative to LASIK. PRK offers the same vision correction as LASIK, but differs in its approach to preparing the surface of the cornea.

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A Golfer\'s Life Without Glasses

A Golfer's Life Without Glasses

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Don went to Dr. Kameen, Ophthalmologist at Katzen Eye Group, for his LASIK procedure three and a half years ago. Over the last 5 or so years, his deteriorating vision began giving him problems on the golf course. Struggling to quickly identify the right club for the shot and asking his playing partners where his ball landed was starting to take the fun out of the game, but he was reluctant to turn to bifocals. Fortunately, he didn't have to; his LASIK procedure gave him his eyes back.

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A Balanced, Nutrient Rich Diet Can Prevent the Worsening of Glaucoma

A Balanced, Nutrient Rich Diet Can Prevent the Worsening of Glaucoma

Monday, October 24, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

You can add “stall the progression of glaucoma” to the long list of reasons why you should eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet.

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Top Ten Myths About the Eyes and Vision

Top Ten Myths About the Eyes and Vision

Friday, October 21, 2016
by Allison Winslow

You have probably heard a lot of myths about eyes over the years and often wondered how true they are. We’ve listed the top 10 myths we’ve heard through talking with patients. What are some others you have heard?

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What is KAMRA® Inlay? Laser Vision Correction in Maryland

What is KAMRA® Inlay? Laser Vision Correction in Maryland

Thursday, October 20, 2016
by Allison Winslow

KAMRA inlay is a procedure that restores the reading vision that many people lose.

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Vision Health an Essential Element of Longevity

Vision Health an Essential Element of Longevity

Thursday, October 13, 2016
by Allison Winslow

When we are younger, clear vision is necessary to perform at our highest level, both at work and in our hobbies. There’s a level of vitality that we only experience when we can see well. Then, we age. Our vision naturally deteriorates. And this has surprising consequences.

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A Motorcyclist\'s Life Without Glasses

A Motorcyclist's Life Without Glasses

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Preston Tooks has been riding motorcycles for over 30 years. His passion is fueled by the constant play between thrill and peacefulness he feels as he sails around curves and down stretches of the rural roads he loves so much. As a lifelong rider, he knows theimportance of safet...

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Introducing the KAMRA® Inlay - For a life without reading glasses

Introducing the KAMRA® Inlay - For a life without reading glasses

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
by Allison Winslow

In our eyes, reading glasses just aren’t good enough. At Katzen Eye Group, we believe that a better vision means clear vision without glasses. That’s why we are delighted to offer the KAMRA® Inlay, an advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat presbyopia, to our patients in Maryland and beyond.

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Eye Safety at Work and School

Eye Safety at Work and School

Friday, September 30, 2016
by Allison Winslow

We love restoring vision. At Katzen Eye Group, we are experts at fixing an eye’s disfunction and normal effects of aging.

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LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Weighing Your Options

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Weighing Your Options

Thursday, September 22, 2016
by Allison Winslow

In the world of optometry and ophthalmology there are many options for treating poor eyesight, from glasses to contacts to laser vision correction. It’s become more and more clear that there is a best option. Laser eye surgery is most patients’ best bet for long-term correction of refractive errors, comfort, and ongoing health, especially in contrast to contact lens wear.

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Improper Contact Lens Care to Blame for Dangerous Infections

Improper Contact Lens Care to Blame for Dangerous Infections

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
by Allison Winslow

If you wear contact lenses, you’re at elevated risk for contracting painful infections that could have long term effects on the health of your eyes.

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3 Common Myths About Cataracts

3 Common Myths About Cataracts

Thursday, September 15, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Despite the rather sophisticated methods that have been developed to remove cataracts, approximately 51 percent of the world’s population is blind due to cataracts. This is due to a lack of resources and access. While the procedure for cataract removal is straightforward and relatively accessible in the Western world, in other parts of the world, particularly in Asia and Africa, there are large portions of the population that do not have access to or money for the appropriate eye care experts.

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What is KAMRA® Inlay and am I a Good Candidate?

What is KAMRA® Inlay and am I a Good Candidate?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Vision is an incredibly important part of your life. Any noticeable changes are cause to seek professional help. When reading without glasses becomes a problem, there is a solution: KAMRA® inlay. If you have reading glasses at work, at your computer, next to the TV remote, in your car, it’s time to consider KAMRA® inlay, an internationally proven technique recently approved by the FDA for patients in the United States.

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National Eye Institute\'s Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes

National Eye Institute's Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes

Friday, September 09, 2016
by Allison Winslow

Eye health is essential to overall wellness. Even if you wear glasses or contacts and don’t want procedures like LASIK, KAMRA inlay, or refractive lens exchange, be sure to do everything you can to care for your eyes and vision. Here are the eye health tips from the National Eye Institute (NEI)—a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Kameen Eye Associates Joins Katzen Eye Group

Kameen Eye Associates Joins Katzen Eye Group

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Maryland’s premier laser surgery practice is now a part of Maryland’s leading eye care provider.rn

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3 Celebrities On Living With Glaucoma

3 Celebrities On Living With Glaucoma

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Glaucoma is a sneaky problem. Not only is it one of the leading causes of blindness, it doesn’t yet have a cure and it sometimes sneaks up on individuals without presenting any symptoms. Its long-term effects can be catastrophic. What makes blindness caused by glaucoma even more difficult to stomach is the knowledge that its effects could have been delayed.

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Rediscover The Little Things By Choosing KAMRA

Rediscover The Little Things By Choosing KAMRA

Monday, July 25, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Presbyopia is an age-related disease that causes problems with near vision and is the result of poor elasticity in the eye. Those who are in middle or old age suffer from presbyopia. It is an age-related disease and one of the many discomforts of aging.

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How Getting LASIK Can Enhance Your Summer Travel Plans

How Getting LASIK Can Enhance Your Summer Travel Plans

Monday, June 13, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Summer is right around the corner. As the weather gets warmer you may be considering acting on those dreams of travel you’ve kept tucked away. Whether you’re planning to hop from one Greek island to another or backpack through southeast Asia, any extended travel plans will require a lot of preparation. If you wear glasses or contacts, one option you may want to consider is getting LASIK.

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How Laser Technology Lends Accuracy and Precision to Routine Eye Surgeries

How Laser Technology Lends Accuracy and Precision to Routine Eye Surgeries

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
by Katzen Eye Group

Laser technology has significantly improved how ophthalmologists operate on eyes. Surgically treating glaucoma or cataracts has become much more accurate with lasers. The technology plays a central role in LASIK surgery, the procedure they’ve become most famous for in the ocular world. Our locations throughout Maryland provide state-of-the-art laser technology for patients considering LASIK or surgical treatment for glaucoma or cataracts.

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Why you should wear sunglasses in the winter

Why you should wear sunglasses in the winter

Thursday, February 20, 2014
by Katzen Eye Group

During the sunny summer months we make sure to apply sunscreen and sport our shades on a regular basis, but Dr. Francisco Burgos of Katzen Eye Group says that we should be wearing those same sunglasses in the winter time too.

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What's New in the World of Eye & Vision Care

What's New in the World of Eye & Vision Care

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
by Katzen Eye Group

Technological advances in eye care cover the full gamut from ophthalmic lenses to new treatments for macular degeneration. The following is intended to provide a brief update on what is new and what may be of value in maximizing your vision and eye health.

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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

Monday, January 13, 2014
by Katzen Eye Group

Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, the doctors at Katzen Eye Group wanted to remind you about the importance of routine eye exams due to diseases like glaucoma. Most Americans do a great job getting routine dental exams scheduled or even seeing their family doctors for a routine physical. Tell us the truth, when was the last time you thought to have an eye exam to check your eye health? Most people would agree that next to life itself nothing is more important than our ability to see. This is why the doctors at Katzen Eye Group want to continue education related to glaucoma. Because vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible, it is important to schedule regular and complete eye exams.

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When should my child have his/her first eye exam?

When should my child have his/her first eye exam?

Thursday, November 21, 2013
by Katzen Eye Group

By Dr. Lisa Abrams This is probably one of the most common questions I receive. First it is helpful to understand how vision develops: Newborn to 6 months: infants should start tracking objects, responding to visual stimuli, and making eye contact during this time. Occasional misalignment (cros...

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The Thrill (of Refracting) is Back

The Thrill (of Refracting) is Back

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
by Katzen Eye Group

Katzen Eye Group's Richard Edlow, O.D. was recently featured in Optometric Management explaining his heightened interest in refracting after purchasing an automated refraction system.

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Dr. Brett Katzen becomes one of the first ophthalmologists in Maryland to offer LenSx Laser technology

Dr. Brett Katzen becomes one of the first ophthalmologists in Maryland to offer LenSx Laser technology

Thursday, July 25, 2013
by Katzen Eye Group

Dr. Brett Katzen is now one of the first ophthalmologists in Maryland to offer patients cataract surgery using the LenSx Femtosecond Laser. This revolutionary technology offers a cutting edge way for surgeons to perform cataract surgery with laser precision. Unlike traditional cataract procedures that use a blade to make incisions in the eye, the LenSx Laser uses a computer-guided laser to make incisions.

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Seeing Our Way To A Clearer Future

Seeing Our Way To A Clearer Future

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
by Katzen Eye Group

Vision is considered to be the most valuable and informative of our senses. Excellent vision and healthy eyes don't just happen by chance, but are dependent upon so many factors, many of which we each have significant control over. While we have no influence over any genetic predisposition, everything else is fair game. This discussion will look at all of the factors that we can manipulate.

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