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Florida Eye Institute Surgeons Certified in New Hydrus Microstent for Glaucoma

Florida Eye Institute cataract surgeon Karen Todd, MD has successfully demonstrated the technical knowledge to implant the Hydrus Microstent according to certification by Richard Hope, MD, Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs at Ivantis. Hydrus is the latest FDA approved minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device used for the treatment of mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. “The Hydrus Microstent has proven to be a reliable option to reduce dependence on pressure lowering drops for our glaucoma patients,” states Karen Todd, MD, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in glaucoma. “We have searched a long time for the right minimally invasive, effective solution for open-angle glaucoma patients. Hydrus provides a convenient way to achieve two extremely positive outcomes with one surgery – removal of cataract and reduction of intra-ocular pressure.” Dr. Todd, cataract and surgeon says, “We are really impressed with the clinical findings. Recent studies show nearly 78% of Hydrus patients achieved a statistically significant decrease (? 20 percent reduction in unmedicated IOP) at 24-months postoperative. This represents the largest improvement over a control group in any MIGS trial to date.” There are several options available for open-angle glaucoma. Current therapies include prescription eye

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Florida Eye Institute to Announce Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner at Centennial Finale

  To celebrate 35 years of vision in the community and commemorate the Vero Beach Centennial, Florida Eye Institute devised a year-long photo contest aptly titled My2020Experience. A special website was created expressly for the contest according to Cindi Green, RN, APR, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for the ophthalmology practice. “Since we’re known for helping people experience their best vision, it was a perfect way to showcase the diversity of our area during this extraordinary year,” she confirms. “We received outstanding photos of stunning sunsets, vibrant flowers, and people enjoying outdoor activities each month during the contest. It will definitely be a challenge to select the final grand prize winner!” If you would like to share your vision of Vero Beach, upload photos directly to My2020Experience.com. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the Centennial Finale on Saturday, October 26, 2019, and awarded $250 cash courtesy of Florida Eye Institute. “There’s still time to enter so get out there and share your vision of all things Centennial!” confirms Green. More information can be found at My2020Experience.com Florida Eye Institute specializes in comprehensive eye care including custom cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration and diabetic eye conditions with

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