Winter 2012  
     
 
Newsletter Sections  

Announcing: The Addition of a new doctor

Kay , Tabas, and Niknam Ophthalmology Associates welcomes the addition of Dr. Lili Grundwald to our practice.

Dr Lili Grunwald, a board certified Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina specialist, was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. She learned about the exciting field of Retina from her father, a Professor of Ophthalmology. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Following college, she attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania where she became passionate about Ophthalmology. Dr Grunwald completed an internship at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and a residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute. After residency, she pursued a distinguished fellowship in medical retina at the renowned Duke University.

She is a recipient of the ASRS resident excellence award and an award for the best abstract from the National Eye Institute of the National Institute of Health, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. As a fellowship trained specialist, Dr Lili Grunwald has expertise in diseases of the retina, in particular macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases.

Dr Grunwald is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She has presented at more than 10 international conferences and has authored 9 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She is a diplomat and fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

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Eye Vitamins for Macular Degeneration

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) was a major clinical trial sponsored by the federal government’s National Eye Institute. The study was designed to evaluate the effect of high doses of antioxidants and zinc on the progression of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Results showed that Bausch and Lomb’s Preservision Eye Vitamins reduced the risk of advanced disease and its associated vision loss in patients who already had significant disease. In order to decided whether these vitamins are right for you, you need to have a dilated eye examination.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) was started in 2006 to see if a modified combination of vitamins, minerals, and fish oil can further slow the progression of vision loss. Results from this study will be available soon. Dr Lili Grunwald is an investigator in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging Ancillary Study. This study is being conducted to see whether spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging can be used to predict vision loss and advancement of macular degeneration.

Research has shown that cigarette smokers taking Beta Carotene chronically may have a slightly increased risk of lung cancer. There is a “smokers” eye vitamin formulation which does not contain Beta Carotene.

These vitamins are not for everyone. If you have macular degeneration or drusen, the doctors at Kay, Tabas and Niknam Ophthalmology Associates would be happy to recommend the right regimen for you. Please call us today and we would be glad to help. Please contact our office for more information or call our Philadelphia location at (215) 925- 6402 or our Bala Cynwyd location at (610) 667-6760


Electronic Medical Records are Here!

We are excited to announce that our office is in the process of converting our computer system to Electronic Medical Records to better serve our patients. We have done lots of homework to find the system we think will work best with our patient needs and our work flow.

The new computer system will allow us to keep better track of our patient’s histories and examinations and will allow the doctors to access the information frommultiple locations. In addition we will be able to electronically write prescriptions directly to your pharmacy, and communicate more effectively with other physicians.

There is lots of learning to be done adjusting to the new computer, and hope you will bear with us during our growing pains! We know it will be well worth the effort!


Featured Employee

Tiffany Robinson


Hello. My name is Tiffany and I have been a technician at Kay, Tabas, Niknam Ophthalmology Associates for 5 years. I am in love with what I do as an ophthalmic technician, from the learning aspect to the interactions with people. My first love before my career is my 19 month old daughter Bryelle. Between a demanding career and a more demanding toddler, my life is very compete and fulfilled - I wouldn't change anthing.

 

 

Patient Testimonials

Thank you Dr. Tabas and the wonderful staff at Kay, Tabas, and Niknam Ophthalmology. My successful cataract surgery has helped me continue to do the work that I love. Eugene - Equine Breeder

 

Dr. Kay did my LASIK and the very next week I jumped out of a plane so I could finally see the world! There is no other doctor I would have wanted do my procedure. - Marc

Please contact our office for more information or call our Philadelphia location at (215) 925-6402 or our Bala Cynwyd location at
(610) 667-6760


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Please contact our office for more information or call our Philadelphia location at (215) 925-6402 or our Bala Cynwyd location at
(610) 667-6760

 

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