Dr. Keg's Thoughts

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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Beginning on Thursday, November 3rd, our practice will be adding a Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) tester from ZeaVision. This new technology will allow us to measure the amount of pigment level in the eyes. The thickness or the density of the macular pigment varies from person to person. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2016 8:56 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Friday, 07 October 2016
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Recently, Shire pharmaceuticals released Xiidra to reduce the inflammatory component of chronic dry eye. More than 30 million Americans suffer with this painful condition. Xiidra, also called lifitegrast, is the first medication in over 16 years to be released and approved by the FDA to treat the signs ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2016 10:56 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Thursday, 11 August 2016
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Like most Americans, we are watching the Olympics and chanting USA, USA! Unlike most, our Optical Manager, Stephanie, is also noticing the frame fashion and technology that is helping athletes perform at their highest level.  Love the women's gymnastics team? Then you will notice USA Gymnastics coach, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2016 9:55 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Friday, 22 July 2016
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Vision is closely linked to learning. It is estimated that 70-90% of all learning in the classroom is done through the visual system. Children will not often complain of blurred vision because they are unaware of what "normal" vision looks like.  A high percentage of children with Individualized Education ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 11:47 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Monday, 13 June 2016
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AdlensFocuss frames give you the ability to adjust your vision from near to distance at the turn of a dial. The real beauty is that unlike progressives, you get virtually the whole lens in focus. AdlensFocuss features a unique technology called Variable Power Optics (VPO). The problem that progressives ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2016 8:00 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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We moved to Franklin in the early 90's. Having loved and played basketball, it was no surprise that we found a way to stay close to the sport. Coaching in the recreational leagues led to organizing gym time for players to refine their skills. Then in 2001, with the help of some very supportive parents, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2016 2:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 10 March 2016
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In the late 1990s, around 15% of the contact lens market were colored contact lenses. Currently, they represent less than 3%. Reasons include, the available choices to tint a lens were in soft-hydrogyl material and the market has moved to higher oxygen silicone-hydrogyl. Some of the declining interest ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2016 1:30 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Monday, 01 February 2016
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It's an exciting week for America! This week a selection of candidates will be vetted, scrutinized, reviewed and analyzed both in person and on tape for every move they have made.  Their potential to help the team will be evaluated. It is national Signing Day for football seniors. On Wednesday, February ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2016 3:17 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 15 January 2016
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Cataract surgery is one of the two most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Modern cataract surgery is generally performed quickly, with no shot, no patch, no pain, and a quick recovery time for patients.  Once removed, 98.5% of patients receive markedly improved vision. One of the most common ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2016 11:16 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
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Health Day (5/9, Preidt) reported, "Researchers say they've pinpointed a number of factors that may be key to the progression of glaucoma," according to a paper published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. Analyzed data of 587 patients "concluded that key risk factors for glaucoma progression ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/29/2015 10:37 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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In earlier blogs, we talked about each of us having a normal intraocular pressure. The eyeball is a closed structure. with fluid constantly being produced and draining out. This fluid is produced in the middle of the eye and circulates through the pupil moving forward and out the edge of the eye in ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 10:47 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
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In previous blogs I've talked about glasses and contact lens options to bi-focals.  Both provide the ability to see far away, at the computer, and up close while working or performing activities. Many patients say prefer to not wear glasses or contacts at all and ask about laser vision. Unfortunately, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2015 2:44 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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Artificial tears or lubricants are a large category of over-the-counter eye drops. Most come in a thin, moderate, or thick preparation. Thinner drop examples Refresh, moderate thickness drops would be Refresh Liquigel, and thicker drops might be Bion Tears or Celluvisc. The thicker the drop, the longer ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2015 10:46 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Posted on 11/03/2015 7:47 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
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As science and clinical care improve, our understanding of macular degeneration, how to prevent it, and how to treat it improves. Answering questions like, "Can I prevent it or do I have to have shots?" is a little bit like asking, "how we do we solve world hunger?"  It's a complicated disorder and ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2015 1:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
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The best way to treat an eye injury is to prevent the injury from occurring. Contact lenses and glasses specifically designed for athletes are the best way to avoid sight-threatening injuries. The choice can vary depending on the athlete, age, position, and sport.  We work with parents and the individual ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2015 1:58 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 04 September 2015
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One of the newest and most sensitive tests in our evaluation of patients with glaucoma is Visual Evoked Potential test (VEP). This is a very advanced yet well established test. One of the newest methods of detecting optic nerve or potential neuron damage is using this test. The technology has been around ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2015 10:51 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 06 August 2015
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It seems we get different advice about aspirin every year. Aspirin is one of the oldest substances continuously used as a medication. It's is in a class of drugs called "Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories" (NSAIDs) and it blocks the production of a chemical called prostaglandin. Blocking prostaglandin ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2015 9:06 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 08 July 2015
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Floating spots in vision are some of the more common complaints we get from patients. The first type of spot noticeably changes when you blink.  Blinking spreads tears over the eyes, so any lack of clarity (debris in the tears, pollens or otherwise) will float up and gently float down. If you can blink ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2015 1:34 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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I want to welcome Dr. Michael Bingham to our practice. This month I have asked him to comment on a new eye drop formulation that shows promise... or does it? Either way, thank you to Dr. Bingham for being a member of our team and for his first official blog! -- Dr. Keg Recent news about a study from ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2015 1:49 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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