Summer 2002


Welcome to this edition of Insight, the
quarterly e-mail newsletter from Kay and Tabas Ophthalmology. The purpose of Insight is to update you in exciting new advances in the field of eye care, as well as new happenings within our practice. We welcome any comments, suggestions, or questions by e-mail or by phone.

Dr.Michael Kay and the New Wills Eye Hospital

On May 30, 2002 Dr. Michael Kay became the first surgeon to perform cataract surgery at the new Wills Eye Hospital! Dr. Kay was selected to be one of just two surgeons from the entire Wills Eye Staff to inaugurate this state -of -the art facility. The new Wills Eye is located just across the street from the previous location at 9th and Walnut, and is just 1 block south from our center city office. Both Drs. Kay and Tabas are looking forward to operating there beginning July 1, 2002 when the new hospital officially opens.

ARMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration)

On October 12, 2001 the National Eye Institute released the long awaited results on the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, designed to look at the effect of vitamin supplementation on macular degeneration and cataracts. One of the major findings showed that for patients at high risk of developing advanced macular degeneration, the combination of high dose antioxidants and zinc supplements reduced the risk of vision loss by almost 20%.
When appropriate, we recommend these supplements to our patients with macular degeneraton in conjunction with their medical doctors. The benefits to each individual patient are discussed at the time of our examination. Please let us know if you would like any additional information regarding this landmark study.

Optical Shop

We welcome Cambrie Morgan as our wonderful new optician at our center city office. She joined us in April and many of you are already realizing how terrific she is! We are very lucky to have her with us.
Cambrie has recently obtained some close-out specials from Calvin Klein Eyewear at incredible savings, including many at 50% off. These specials are availabe at both our center city and Bala Cynwyd locations.

Mention this newsletter to any of our opticians Cambrie, Keona, or Jaime for a free gift (value $10.00) the next time you are in to see us at either location.