Spring 2005  
     
 

New from our Contact Lens Department.....

O2 Optix contact lenses are made of a revolutionary, state of the art material that lets five times more oxygen through to the front surface of the eye.  This means healthier, more comfortable lenses throughout the day.  O2 Optix are the most technologically advanced two week disposable lenses available.  Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jill Vocci, our contact lens specialist and see for yourself!

SLT Laser - A new breakthrouth in glaucoma treatment

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is now being used as one way to lower intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma. It is a specially designed laser that helps to open up the drainage area of the eye to help filter out excess fluid.

SLT is a safe, painless, and effective 5 minute in-office laser treatment. Its’ use allows for an improved quality of life, as SLT patients are often able to eliminate or reduce the amount of glaucoma drops they take.

Unlike glaucoma medications, there are no incidences of allergy or medical side-effects with SLT. Complications are minimal but may include transient inflammation, temporary increase in eye pressure, or mild discomfort. Unlike older laser procedures (ALT), SLT does not permanently damage or scar the eye, and can be repeated if needed in the future.
For more information about SLT and how it may benefit you, please ask one of our doctors.


Evening and Saturday hours available!

Center City

130 So. 9th St. Suite 1540
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-6402

Bala Cynwyd
40 Monument Rd., 5th Floor
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 (Behind Channel 10) - (610) 667-6760

   
 
     
  Future File - Upcoming Events at Kay & Tabas Ophthalmology
  1. Our doctors are heading to Washington this April to attend the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons annual meeting. We feel it is important to our patients to keep abreast of the latest developments in medical and surgical ophthalmology.

  2. Coming this summer - expansion and rennovation of our Center City office!

  3. New treatment for dry eyes - 3 month dissolvable Smart-plugs available soon

  4. Our doctors continue to provide routine and emergency eye care to the Philadelphia 76’ers Basketball Team. We wish them luck in their quest to make the upcoming Eastern conference playoffs.
 
     

 

We hope you enjoy reading these newsletters, and welcome your comments regarding future topics. - email us at: info@kaytabas.com