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  • Zeiss Callisto computer assisted cataract surgery comes to Toyos Clinic Surgery Cente

    May

    26

    2017

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      The surgeons of Toyos Clinic Surgery Center have spent the last several months evaluating different surgical systems and microscopes to make a decision on what new technology to choose to upgrade their current center.  The first step was to choose a microscope.  Usually it is hard to get several surgeons to decide on what surgical...

  • Toyos Foundation Back to School for the Uninsured Program

    May

    22

    2017

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      We are offering our annual back to school program for students that don’t have vision insurance and are financially needy.  Last year we realized that having it close to the beginning of the school year delayed students getting their glasses in time.  This year we will conduct the exams in June giving us enough time to have...

  • Cystic Fibrosis drug may help Dry Eye Disease

    May

    16

    2017

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    Jennifer Aniston may have another drug to talk about in the future Shire, the company that brought you the latest eye drop to treat dry eye, Xiidra, just put 20 million dollars on the table to study another molecule, P-321. ENaC is an epithelial sodium channel, symbol for sodium Na, on the surface of the eye that promotes the loss of tear volume...

  • Hundredth Monkey Effect and Eye Care

    May

    13

    2017

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      It is amazing to think that Toyos Clinic has been in existence for 20 years.  Our clinic has been based on innovation, inquisition, and idealism.  As a clinic we never stop thinking of ways to make things better.  Over the years we have been able to change the way things are done in Ophthalmology.  Every time we create a...

  • Oculocin Drops now available in the United States

    May

    11

    2017

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      For the last few years we have been telling you about an all natural drop out of Europe, Oculocin.  The drop contains ingredients that you are familiar with like Aloe Vera, Chamomile, and Propolis.  The drop was developed by Algirdas Zukauskas a biochemist whose mother is an Ophthalmologist.  She explained to him how many...

  • Nanomicelles: Skin technology now being used for Dry Eye Disease

    May

    10

    2017

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    Nanomicelles are Changing Dry Eye and Skin Care Our bodies were designed to keep things out. Our eyes blink reflexively and we make tears to continually flush out alien particles that come in contact with our eye’s surface.  Any given set of tears (or drop of medicine) will stay on our eyes for no longer than five minutes.  Our...

  • ARVO 2017 - Presenting Research on The Q for Dry Eye Disease - At home handheld light device

    May

    08

    2017

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    Recently several companies have rushed to find treatments for Dry Eye Disease, DED.  We have been researching several ways to improve the condition.  Our first major discovery was Intense Pulse Light, IPL.  IPL is now being utilized successfully by 100s of surgeons all over the world.  IPL utilizes certain wavelengths of light...

  • Dry Eye Disease Treatment Happenings at ASCRS 2017 - Part 1

    May

    07

    2017

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    ASCRS Happenings It hit the ground running when I landed in Los Angeles for ASCRS 2017.  It was a day and night of Dry Eye Disease.   I had several meetings with researchers and companies who are in the early stages of dry eye disease treatments.  Some things are new and some are retreads from things that have already been...

  • Polls indicate most Americans want a Medicare for All Healthcare System

    May

    01

    2017

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    I have been in favor of replacing Obamacare with a Medicare for All or Single Payer System.  Of course there were some knee jerk reactions from my friends that no way should we have single payer because that would be the first step to socialism.  But when I lay out the argument most people can see the validity of Medicare for All. ...

  • Allergan Oculeve Intranasal True Tear Neurostimulator Dry Eye Device

    Apr

    30

    2017

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    Up your nose with a metal probe Theoretically, this is how it goes: You start with the device which looks like a tuning fork (or a long Y-shaped metal instrument about as long as your hand for anyone not familiar with tuning forks). The rechargeable handheld unit has disposable hydrogel tips.  Next, you are instructed to stick it up your...