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

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

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 (crossing or wandering) may be normal during this time, but should not be… Read More


The Thrill (of Refracting) is Back

The Thrill (of Refracting) is Back

Katzen Eye Group’s Richard Edlow, O.D. was recently featuring in Optometric Management explaining his heightened interest in refracting after purchasing an automated refraction system. Dr. Edlow enjoys the fun, comfort, convenience and patient “wow” factor of operating an automated refraction system. To read the entire article please click here.   Attachments Optometric Management (PDF FILE)


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

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®… Read More


Seeing Our Way To A Clearer Future

Seeing Our Way To A Clearer Future

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… Read More


Katzen Eye Group’s Dr. Francisco Burgos on Fox 45

Katzen Eye Group’s Dr. Francisco Burgos on Fox 45

Katzen Eye Group’s Dr. Francisco Burgos visited Fox 45 to discuss computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain and also offered up some helpful tips on how to avoid both. With the increase of technology use having risen tremendously over the past few decades, the average American now spends at least 8 hours per day… Read More


Eye Care & Diabetes

Eye Care & Diabetes

By Martin N. Novey, O.D., Katzen Eye Group The Numbers The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are approximately 18,200,000 Americans with diabetes and over 25% of these individuals are unaware they have the disease. Diabetes very often affects the eyes and is the leading cause of blindness among adults 20-74 years old. An estimated… Read More


Cataract

Cataract

One of the few things guaranteed in life is: if we all live long enough, we will get cataracts. They are a by-product of birthdays. The three vision concerns we worry about as we have birthdays, other than needing glasses, are cataracts, glaucoma & macular degeneration. The prevalence of Macular Degeneration is 1.5% for the… Read More


Keep your eyes safe!

Keep your eyes safe!

April is the Academy of Ophthalmology’s “Eye Safety Month”, designed to draw attention to sports, toys, and other activities which may pose a risk of an eye injury and to educate the public in injury prophylaxis. Most eye injuries are preventable. Almost 50% of injuries occur during sports and recreational activities and most occur in… Read More


What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration, often call AMD, is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss among people who are age 60 and older.  It is estimated that 10 million people will experience this disorder during their retirement years.  Macular degeneration is a disorder of the retina. The macula is a small central portion of the retina which… Read More


What is Glaucoma and why should I have my eyes examined?

What is Glaucoma and why should I have my eyes examined?

by Anjana P. Jindal, MD Board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can cause damage to the optic nerve and lead to permanent loss of vision if left untreated. Why is it important that I get my eyes examined? Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause… Read More


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