Retina Health Center offers cutting-edge injections for patients with macular degeneration

2019-10-18T15:08:24-04:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center is offering a new FDA-approved treatment to help patients overcome a degenerative eye disease that can damage an area of the eye responsible for sharp vision. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Beovu injections to treat wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a common condition in seniors in which new blood [...]

Retina Health Center director speaks at Retina World Congress on use of Iluvien implant to protect against neuroretinal degeneration

2019-04-03T21:07:46-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton, founder and director of Retina Health Center, recently presented to the World Retina Congress in Fort Lauderdale on a groundbreaking new finding in patients with diabetic retinopathy that are treated with the Iluvien implant: not only does it help to reduce vision loss from diabetic macular edema, the new data indicates it [...]

Retina Health Center first to offer Yutiq, new treatment for uveitis, a form of eye inflammation

2019-02-05T18:52:49-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center is one of the first to offer Yutiq, a micro-insert drug delivery recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of uveitis, a form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea). The third leading cause of blindness, uveitis may be [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton introduces XactDrop, new device for improving eye drop delivery

2018-10-23T18:03:35-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Founder and Director Dr. Alexander Eaton has created and introduced XactDrop, an eye drop applicator guide designed to help patients more accurately deliver eye drops. XactDrop is suitable for people of all ages and can be used by anyone using eye drops, including cataract and glaucoma patients, contact lens wearers, those using [...]

Multi-center study of ILUVIEN implant treatments demonstrates improvements for patients with vision loss due to diabetic macular edema

2018-10-09T22:41:23-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Retina Health Center has presented results of a national, multi-center study of ILUVIEN involving retinal patients from four centers including Cincinnati Eye, Georgia Retina, Retina Health Center and Southern Eye. The findings of the study were presented at the 18th EURETINA Congress in Vienna, Austria by Dr. Alexander Eaton, founder and director of Retina Health [...]

Retina Health Center awarded patent for guarded injection device

2017-07-25T12:24:08-04:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Developed to reduce risk of infections during medication injections for retinal disorders Dr. Alexander M. Eaton and his research colleagues have been awarded a patent for a new guarded injection device used for targeted application of medication for retinal disorders. Developed by Dr. Eaton and the Retina Health Center in collaboration with other researchers, the [...]

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor named among nation’s top doctors in ophthalmology

2017-07-11T17:07:55-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor have been recognized among the nation’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This prestigious ‘Top Doctors’ ranking identifies the nation’s leading one percent of physicians in their field after physicians submit nominations, which are reviewed by Castle Connolly’s independent doctor-led research team. Dr. Eaton’s Background Dr. [...]

Retina Health Center now accepting patients for clinical trial of new pill for wet age-related macular degeneration

2016-11-08T14:59:05-05:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center is now accepting patients for a clinical trial for a new pill, X-82, for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Current treatments for wet AMD include three drugs that are injected into the eye that stop the growth of blood vessels, targeting VEGF, a growth factor that contributes to new [...]

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton named leading innovator in medical and surgical retina care by Ocular Surgery News

2016-11-08T14:59:06-05:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been named by Ocular Surgery News to its OSN Retina 150, a select group of 150 retina specialists identified by the publication’s editors and publisher as leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina. The OSN Retina 150 was announced in the August 10, [...]

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor named top doctors in ophthalmology

2016-11-08T14:59:15-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor have been named Top Doctors for 2016 in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The Top Doctors ranking recognizes the top one percent of physicians in their field and is based on nominations submitted by other physicians and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s doctor-led research team. Dr. Eaton is the [...]

Retina Health Center awarded patents for eye drop imaging technology to monitor patient eye drop technique and compliance

2016-11-08T14:59:19-05:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center has been issued design patents for a new eye drop imaging device developed by Eaton and his colleagues at Retina Health Center. The patents, No. D750773 and No. D751702 and were awarded on March 1 and 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The utility patents on the device are still [...]

Retina Health Center invites public to free symposium Jan. 23 on macular degeneration

2016-11-08T14:59:32-05:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Events, Health and Wellness, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the 13th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Saturday,  Jan. 23. The symposium will feature world-renowned experts providing the latest information on treatment options and new discoveries. Attendees will learn about groundbreaking new treatment options for both dry and wet macular degeneration. This free, [...]

Case studies from Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton published in Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute publication, Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology

2016-11-08T14:59:35-05:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Exploring the complexities of treatment options for care of diabetic macular edema (DME), Dr. Alexander Eaton, founder and director of Retina Health Center has contributed a compilation of case presentations, recently published in Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, a continuing education forum of The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Using case presentations, Dr. Eaton’s article [...]

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton among panel of national experts on improving outcomes for patients with diabetic macular edema

2016-11-08T14:59:36-05:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton recently participated in a panel discussion during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Colorado. Dr. Eaton joined retinal specialists from around the country, including physicians from Duke University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and Tufts University School of Medicine, to discuss the [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton earns American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2015 Achievement Award

2016-11-08T14:59:42-05:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the 2015 Achievement Award.  The AAO’s annual achievement awards honor ophthalmologists in multiple stages of practice and for a range of activities, from humanitarian service and significant contributions to the profession, to mentorship and faithful volunteer [...]

American Society of Retina Specialists honors Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor at annual meeting in Vienna, Austria

2016-11-08T14:59:53-05:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton and his colleague, Dr. Hussein Wafapoor, received the American Society of Retina Specialists’ (ASRS) 2015 Honor Award at the ASRS Annual Meeting on July 11 in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Eaton is the founder and director of Retina Health Center and has practiced ophthalmology in Southwest Florida since 1993. [...]

Public invited to free symposium Feb. 22 on macular degeneration

2016-11-08T15:00:03-05:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the 11th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium with world-renowned experts providing the latest information on treatment options and new discoveries. Attendees will learn about the advent of personalized medicine for the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), what many are [...]

Retina Health Center study evaluates efficiency, comfort of new injection device for patient care

2016-11-08T15:00:13-05:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

A study by Retina Health Center examining the comfort and efficiency of a new guarded injection device used for targeted application of medication for retinal disorders has been published in the November/December issue of OSLI Retina, a peer-reviewed clinical publication. In July 2012 Retina Health Center began clinical trials, enrolling 70 consenting patients, to evaluate [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton to speak at international retinal conference on new device to improve safety and comfort during eye injection treatments

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00August 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton will speak to ophthalmologists from around the world Dec. 6-7 at the Asia Pacific Vitreo-retina Society Congress in Japan on the development of a new device to improve the safety and comfort of patients during the administration of eye injections. Eaton will share results of clinical use of [...]

New Guarded Injection Device developed by Retina Health Center featured in ophthalmology journal

2016-11-08T15:00:38-05:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

A new device developed by Retina Health Center to improve eye injections is featured in the January edition of Review of Ophthalmology, a medical publication which highlights current, clinically relevant information on surgical techniques, disease diagnosis and management and new technologies in the field of ophthalmology. Recently developed by Retina Health Center in collaboration with [...]

Retina Health Center offers patients first non-surgical treatment for debilitating eye disease

2016-11-08T15:00:38-05:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Retina Health Center is now offering Jetrea,  a new non-surgical treatment option for patients with symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA), a progressive, debilitating eye disease. Left untreated, VMA may lead to visual distortion, loss in visual acuity and central blindness. Recently approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Jetrea is the first drug approved to [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar on January 6

2016-11-08T15:00:39-05:00December 20th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the tenth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar on January 6

2016-11-08T15:00:40-05:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the tenth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located [...]

Retina Health Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America

2016-11-08T15:00:42-05:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been named to Best Doctors in America® for 2013. Selected through a peer-review process, only five percent of physicians in the U.S. are chosen for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and health plans as a resource for contacting [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton presents on development of new Guarded Injection Device at American Association of Ophthalmology Meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00November 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton will present on the development of a new device designed to improve the safety and comfort of patients during intravitreal injections at the annual meeting of the American Association of Ophthalmology in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 10. Eaton will share results of clinical use of the Guarded Injection Device following clinical [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton presents on initial clinical experience with new guarded injection device at Euretina Meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, presented at the 12th Annual Euretina Congress in Milan on Sept. 7, sharing his initial research of clinical use of newly developed device designed to improve the comfort and safety of patients undergoing intravitreal injections. More than 3,800 retinal health professionals from more than 100 countries [...]

New FDA-approved drug for vision loss now available at Retina Health Center

2016-11-08T15:00:46-05:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Following a three-year year clinical study at Retina Health Center and other participating eye centers around the country, the FDA has approved the use of the injectable drug Lucentis for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Diabetic macular edema occurs when fluid accumulates on or under the macular (the center of the retina) and causes [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar on January 6

2016-11-08T15:00:47-05:00July 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for macular degeneration, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the ninth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located at 5001 [...]

Duke Eye Center reappoints Dr. Alexander Eaton as consulting physician

2016-11-08T15:00:48-05:00July 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton of Retina Health Center has been reappointed as a consulting associate in the department of ophthalmology at Duke Ey eCenter. Since 1999, Eaton has been appointed annually to serve as a consulting physician atDukeEyeCenter. The Duke Eye Center, part of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham,N.C., is a world-class [...]

Retina Health Center develops new device to improve patient safety and comfort during eye injection treatments

2016-11-08T15:00:49-05:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

With a focus on the patient’s safety and comfort, Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have collaborated with other researchers to invent a new device, the first of its kind in the world, designed to improve the safety and comfort of patients during the administration of eye injections. Clinical trials [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton receives Scientific Achievement Award from Lee County Medical Society

2016-11-08T15:00:56-05:00February 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has received Lee County Medical Society’s 2012 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition for his outstanding work in the areas of retinal science and clinical research. The society honored him for his recent work with medical students from Tulane University measuring oxygen saturation in retinal tissues and [...]

Retina Health Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America

2016-11-08T15:00:58-05:00December 23rd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been chosen to be in the Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database by Best Doctors, Inc. Selected through a peer-review process, only 5 percent of physicians in the U.S. are selected for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and [...]

Latest study on Eylea treatment for macular degeneration demonstrates sustained vision improvement and fewer treatments for patients

2016-11-08T15:00:59-05:00December 19th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

A new study confirms that patients who received Eylea over two years achieved visual improvements with fewer treatments, compared to those receiving an alternative medication. Following a three-year international study at Retina Health Center and centers around the world and approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Eylea is now offered as an available [...]

Retina Health Center physicians present research findings, new technology at national eye health conference

2016-11-08T15:01:00-05:00December 2nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center recently presented new research being used to help identify new treatment options for retinal disorders. The physicians shared their findings to more than 25,000 attendees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting held in Orlando in late October. Eaton’s presentation focused on the identification [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar Jan. 22

2016-11-08T15:01:00-05:00November 30th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options including Eylea, recently approved by the FDA to treat macular degeneration, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the ninth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Hyatt [...]

Retina Health Centers offers new treatment for macular degeneration as FDA gives green light for VEGF Trap-Eye

2016-11-08T15:01:02-05:00November 21st, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Following participation in a three-year international study of a new treatment for macular degeneration, Retina Health Center announces that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of aflibercept (Eylea), also known as VEGF Trap-Eye, for "wet" age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness for people over 65. The disease occurs [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton develops new test to help predict a patient’s risk of developing steroid-induced glaucoma

2016-11-08T15:01:05-05:00June 15th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton has presented new research on the identification of genetic markers that may predict a patient’s predisposition to steroid-induced glaucoma. Used to control inflammation following eye surgery and for a number of ocular conditions, steroid medications are one of the most commonly used eye medications. Development of glaucoma is [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton presents new research on genetic test for steroid-induced glaucoma at international retina conference

2016-11-08T15:01:09-05:00February 22nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

At the 11th EURETINA Congress to be held on May 26-29 in London, Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton will present the results of work he is doing with researchers from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the University of Southern California to identify genetic markers that could be used to predict a patient’s predisposition [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are focus of free seminar Jan. 22

2016-11-08T15:01:11-05:00December 17th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for macular degeneration, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the eighth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sat. Jan. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located at [...]

Dr. Eaton presents results of large study at Vancouver conference

2016-11-08T15:01:17-05:00August 30th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton today presented the results of a two-year clinical study of the drug Fenretinide for the treatment of geographic atrophy, an advanced form of dry macular degeneration at the American Society of Retina Specialists conference in Vancouver. The meeting was attended by retina physicians from around the world. The two-year research was done [...]

Eaton reappointed as consultant for Duke Eye Center

2016-11-08T15:01:18-05:00July 9th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Duke Eye Center has reappointed Dr. Alexander M. Eaton of Retina Health Center as a consulting associate in the department of ophthalmology, a role he has served since 1999. The Duke Eye Center, part of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., is a world-class eye care and research center, which specializes in [...]

Retina Health Center physicians develop new technology to advance retinal care

2016-11-08T15:01:21-05:00May 21st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

With a focus on developing new technology to improve retinal care, The Retina Health Center announces the filing of a provisional patent for an oxygen imaging system developed by Dr. Alexander Eaton, director, Retina Health Center and his colleague Dr. Hussein Wafapoor. As part of a research protocol, physicians at Retina Health Center were the [...]

New research from Retina Health Center gives physicians new insights into retinal disorder and vision loss

2016-11-08T15:01:22-05:00May 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Dr. Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center presented new research findings to more than 11,000 eye care specialists from around the world at the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Fort Lauderdale on May 3.   Wafapoor presented new findings from a study on macular telangiectasia, a disorder that affects the central [...]

Free seminar offers hope to macular degeneration patients

2016-11-08T15:01:30-05:00January 5th, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

When Edward Sweeney, a 67-year-old computer programmer from Buckingham, began having trouble with his vision in his left eye nearly two years ago, he was diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). In wet AMD, new blood vessels grow beneath the retina and leak blood and fluid. This leakage causes disruption and dysfunction of [...]

Leading eye experts present findings at free macular degeneration seminar Jan. 30

2016-11-08T15:01:31-05:00December 17th, 2009|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the seventh annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Jan. 30. Two identical sessions will take place on Sat. Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Low-vision devices will be available.   [...]

Local ophthalmologist presents groundbreaking research at conference

2016-11-08T15:01:35-05:00November 3rd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

New research by Dr. Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center may help ophthalmologists better predict whether patients who have epiretinal membrane, also referred to as a “wrinkled retina,” are more likely to develop macular edema and require further treatment following cataract surgery. With this new information, physicians can better educate patients on macular edema and [...]

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