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Meet Donald C. Fletcher, M.D., Internationally Recognized Authority on Low Vision Rehabilitation

Article reprinted from Read the original article here: Donald C. Fletcher, M.D., is one of the world’s leading authorities on low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Fletcher is a clinician and researcher in the field of retinal diseases and low vision rehabilitation. He is a medical doctor and an ophthalmologist who has completed fellowship training… Read More

People With Diabetes More Likely To Develop Diseases Of The Eye

by Dr. Glenn L Wing Originally Published in the News-Press on November 18, 2014 According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. An additional 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough… Read More

The Aging Eye

by Dr. Joseph P Walker Originally Published in the News-Press on November 11, 2014 Aging causes changes in our cells, tissues and organs. On the outside, our skin becomes less elastic and more wrinkled and hair becomes gray. On the inside, our blood vessels become hardened, our muscles weaken and organs such as the heart,… Read More

What Constitutes An Eye Emergency?

by Dr. Paul A. Raskauskas Originally Published in the News-Press on March 25, 2014 We see patients with eye emergencies in our offices every day. Sometimes, a patient won’t realize that he or she is experiencing a sight-threatening emergency and will wait to see an eye doctor too late to save precious vision. Typically, a… Read More

Unprotected Sun Exposure Damaging

by Dr. Glenn L. Wing Originally Published in the News Press on August 5, 2014 There is a reason Florida has earned the nickname The Sunshine State. We can almost always count on having a beautiful day here in paradise. Because of this, we spend much of our time at the beach, boating, on the… Read More

Early Detection Is The Best Way To Protect Vision

by Dr. Joseph P Walker Originally Published in the News-Press on June 17, 2014 Question: My vision seems normal. Why do I need an eye exam? Answer: There are many eye diseases that are completely undetectable until the vision is permanently damaged. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are specific guidelines as to… Read More

Do You Have Floaters In Your Eyes?

by Dr. Ashish G Sharma Originally Published in the News-Press on May 27, 2014 Are you constantly swatting at imaginary bugs or gnats? Do you notice moving cobweb-like images or specks moving around in your vision? Do you have a “snow globe effect” in your vision? If you answered yes to any of these questions,… Read More

Husband And Wife Physicians Present At National Ophthalmology Meeting

FORT MYERS, FLA., November 4, 2013 Husband and wife ophthalmologists Dr. Ashish G. Sharma and Dr. Nadia A. Kazim were invited speakers at the annual conference of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. in Detroit recently. Dr. Sharma is a retina specialist with Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida… Read More

Dr. Fletcher Wins Secretariat Award

FORT MYERS, FLA., October 17, 2013 The American Academy of Ophthalmology has presented Dr. Donald C. Fletcher of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida with one of its highest honors, the Secretariat Award, for volunteer service in helping others learn techniques to live with low vision. “The Secretariat Award was created to provide a mechanism for… Read More

Dr. Joseph P Walker Honored At National Retina Specialists Meeting

FORT MYERS, FLA., October 4, 2013 Dr. Joseph P. Walker, founder of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida, received an Honor Award for service to the American Society of Retina Specialists at the organization’s annual meeting in Toronto. Dr. Walker was honored for his time and contributions to the scientific programs of the association. More than… Read More

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