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Ultraviolet A (UV-A) light and risks of ‪#‎cataract‬

Your ophthalmologist might be able to tell whether you are primarily a car driver or a passenger just by looking in your eyes. How? Automobile side windows allow more ultraviolet light (UV-A) through than do the windshields. Automobile drivers, then, would be expected to be exposed to more damaging UV-A on the left side of their faces than would passengers (who would receive more exposure on their right side). Over time exposure to UV-A can lead to cataract formation as well as skin cancer. As such, those who spend a significant amount of time driving a car are more likely to develop a cataract in their left eye first.

http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2522190
This study assesses the level of ultraviolet A light protection in the front windshields and side windows of automobiles.
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For our friends who are interested to learn more about the latest ‪#‎cataract‬ treatments and for those who want to see Dr. Richardson, you may catch him speak at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s Community Health Education Talk this coming May 9, 2016.

There's no fee to attend this event. However, space is limited. So please call (626) 4573202 to RSVP.

For more information, please visit: http://david-richardson-md.com/a-clear-vision-whats-new-in…/
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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and Risk of Macular Swelling |

One of the most common causes of poor vision after ‪#‎cataract‬ surgery is swelling in the back of the eye. When the center of the retina (called the “macula”) becomes swollen this condition is called “macular edema”. Macular edema commonly limits central vision and can last for months. There are both eye drop and injectable treatments available but they do not always work. Rarely the swelling persists and permanent limitation of vision results...
All forms of energy can result in trauma to tissue which then releases pro-inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins. Thus, there’s no logical reason to believe that laser-assisted cataract surgery would produce less inflammation than would ultrasound-only cataract surgery.
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How Is  Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Performed? What are the Touted Features of Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
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Laser Cataract Surgery, Why You Don’t Want It | 
You’ve probably seen advertisements for or perhaps have been advised to have “laser cataract surgery.” It’s been touted as “better”, “more precise”, with the ability to provide greater range of vision after cataract surgery, and more. If you’ve got cataracts, why wouldn’t you want something like that? http://david-richardson-md.com/cataracts/laser-cataract-surgery-why-you-dont-want-it/ #cataract   #lasercataractsurgery  
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👍 "Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum". A teaching site for residents and others interested in learning about #glaucoma.

Dr. Wallace Alward, Professor and Director of the Glaucoma service at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has just made an incredible resource available online. Intended as a teaching site for residents and others interested in learning about glaucoma, it is certain to be appreciated by patients and doctors alike. There full course is almost 12 hours long with lectures broken up into easily digestible lectures that average less than 15 minutes each. The lectures are highly visual (almost 100 videos and nearly 1,000 images) and well-structured. Many thanks to Dr. Alward! I will definitely be recommending this course to my own residents.

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About the Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum. This is a teaching site for residents and others interested in learning about glaucoma. It breaks glaucoma into fifty bite-sized lectures that average 14 minutes in length (range 4 to 37 minutes). In total the curriculum is just under 12 hours long.
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Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to those who are serving or have served and are still with us. #VeteransDay #valosangeles

--- Did you know? Dr. Richardson treats veterans twice weekly at the VA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System. :-)
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Here are 15 Recommended Oral Supplements for ‪#‎Glaucoma‬
Which ones are you taking?
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How Is  Femto Laser-Assisted #Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Performed? What are the Touted Features of Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
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Laser Cataract Surgery, Why You Don’t Want It | 
You’ve probably seen advertisements for or perhaps have been advised to have “laser cataract surgery.” It’s been touted as “better”, “more precise”, with the ability to provide greater range of vision after cataract surgery, and more. If you’ve got cataracts, why wouldn’t you want something like that?
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Everyone is invited. Learn about cataracts, cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery and iols. See you this coming Friday at 11am at Crowell Public Library.
 
This coming Friday, JANUARY 8 at 11:00 a.m., Dr. David Richardson will explain what a cataract is, its symptoms and what surgical solutions are available at CROWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY in the Barth Community Room.  

Whether CATARACT surgery is in your future or someone you know, this FREE program will answer all your questions. Come see Dr. Richardson this Friday at Crowell Public Library!

More details here: https://ca-sanmarino.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=194

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Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon in California. One of the Best Glaucoma, Canaloplasty & Cataract Surgeons. Serving San Marino, San Gabriel Valley and Nearby Communities
Introduction
David Richardson, M.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Southern California, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School with scholarships from Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He has authored a patient-centered book on Cataract, “So, You’ve Got A Cataract?” and has written many articles about glaucoma on his blog, New-Glaucoma-Treatments.com.


MEDICAL DIRECTOR, SAN MARINO EYE

Dr. Richardson is taking new patients at his office in San Marino, CA., and is always willing to provide a second opinion for those who would like the peace-of-mind that such a consultation would provide. Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract and glaucoma procedures with excellent results!.


CANALOPLASTY SURGEON

Dr. Richardson is among an elite group of glaucoma surgeons providing the highly specialized canaloplasty procedure. Patients from around the world travel to the US to have canaloplasty with Dr. Richardson. Not only that, Dr. Richardson also teaches other ophthalmologists, here and abroad, to perform canaloplasty.

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