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Introducing iStent® – Our Newest Treatment for Glaucoma

August 31st, 2016

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Takle Eye Group is proud to present our newest procedure for patients who have cataracts and are also managing glaucoma. iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass is the first microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device to safely reduce pressure in the eye by creating a permanent opening in the drainage network around the eye (called the trabecular meshwork).

The iStent® is the smallest ever FDA-approved medical device. It’s a snorkel-like tube that’s inserted into the trabecular meshwork during cataract surgery. No additional procedure is necessary. Once inserted, iStent® helps manage the flow of aqueous humor – the fluid in your eye – so that excess pressure in the eye is reduced and the danger of permanent damage is lessened.

iStent® may also decrease the need for some glaucoma medications prescribed to you, though this is at the discretion of your doctor.

If you have glaucoma, are planning for cataract surgery, and would like to discuss iStent® as a potential treatment option, contact us for a consultation at http://www.takleeye.com/contact-us/ or by calling 770-228-3836.

For more information on glaucoma, visit our glaucoma center or read our previous article about the two kinds of glaucoma.

INDICATION FOR USE
The iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent (Models GTS100R and GTS100L) is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
The iStent is contraindicated in eyes with primary or secondary angle closure glaucoma, including neovascular glaucoma, as well as in patients with retrobulbar tumor, thyroid eye disease, Sturge-Weber Syndrome or any other type of condition that may cause elevated episcleral venous pressure.

WARNINGS
Gonioscopy should be performed prior to surgery to exclude PAS, rubeosis, and other angle abnormalities or conditions that would prohibit adequate visualization of the angle that could lead to improper placement of the stent and pose a hazard. The iStent is MR-Conditional meaning that the device is safe for use in a specified MR environment under specified conditions, please see label for details.

PRECAUTIONS
The surgeon should monitor the patient postoperatively for proper maintenance of intraocular pressure. The safety and effectiveness of the iStent has not been established as an alternative to the primary treatment of glaucoma with medications, in children, in eyes with significant prior trauma, chronic inflammation, or an abnormal anterior segment, in pseudophakic patients with glaucoma, in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, pigmentary, and uveitic glaucoma, in patients with unmedicated IOP less than 22 mmHg or greater than 36 mmHg after ?washout? of medications, or in patients with prior glaucoma surgery of any type including argon laser trabeculoplasty, for implantation of more than a single stent, after complications during cataract surgery, and when implantation has been without concomitant cataract surgery with IOL implantation for visually significant cataract.

ADVERSE EVENTS
The most common post-operative adverse events reported in the randomized pivotal trial included early post-operative corneal edema (8%), BCVA loss of = 1 line at or after the 3 month visit (7%), posterior capsular opacification (6%), stent obstruction (4%) early post-operative anterior chamber cells (3%), and early post-operative corneal abrasion (3%). Please refer to Directions for Use for additional adverse event information.

CAUTION
Federal law restricts this device to sale by, or on the order of, a physician. Please reference the Directions for Use labeling for a complete list of contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.


On Again off Again – Buying Glasses Online vs. In-Store

June 14th, 2016

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Buying glasses online vs in store

The online marketplace has reduced the shopping process for millions of custom items, like shoes, clothing and décor, to a few clicks. Shopping for glasses can also be reduced to a fully at-home experience, but unlike clothes and books, glasses are engineered for a unique medical purpose.

Shopping for glasses online can be convenient, but there are a number of drawbacks to consider – especially if what you need is a pair of prescription glasses. Online glasses retailers offer measurement services and can even manufacture prescription lenses, but the options for a custom fit are limited. Higher-power prescriptions and specialty lenses require more precise facial measurements, and the margin of error is much slimmer. Even trained optometrists have a difficult time making their own facial measurements in a mirror.

Fit and style are important considerations for anyone who wants a pair of glasses. Try-on methods vary from site to site, and the effectiveness of these methods also varies widely. In-home try-on programs are the best way to find out how a pair of frames will fit your face when you’re shopping online, but not all online retailers provide such programs. Brick-and-mortar stores not owned by a manufacturer also will carry a wide variety of designer frames to help pin down your exact style.

One last tip: a local optical shop may offer repair or alteration services on their glasses that are unavailable from online stores. As you get used to the fit of your new glasses, it’s useful to be able to visit a store and have them adjust parts of the frame while you wait.

So, the right place to find glasses depends on what you need and want. If you need a low-power prescription and you’re willing to try a few online fittings to find the right frame, shopping online might be right for you. If you’re in need of a powerful prescription or precision lens and more confidence in the style of your frames, it might be wise to stop by an optical store and try on a few pairs.

If you’re looking for unique, custom-fit frames or a place where you can get specialty lenses crafted just for you, look no further than Takle Eye Optical – Takle Eye Group’s own optical shop. We carry popular brands and economy frames to light up your face. Find out more at http://www.takleeye.com/optical-center-griffin/ or call 770-228-4822 to schedule an appointment.


Congratulations to Dr. Leiv Takle Jr!

December 11th, 2015

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Congratulations to Dr. Leiv Takle Jr. who took home the Top Performer with H&P Compliance Award from Spalding Regional Hospital!


More Than Plastic – How Oculofacial Surgery Improves Lives

December 3rd, 2015

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Plastic surgery offers much more than cosmetic enhancement.

For patients who have dermal, skeletal, or muscular issues, functional plastic surgery can improve quality of life far beyond the ability of more traditional treatments. Oculofacial surgery is a specialized plastic surgery that addresses the areas critical to proper eye function and appearance. Facial bones surrounding the eyes, eyelids, and skin and muscles near the eyes can all be functionally, structurally, and cosmetically enhanced by an experienced oculofacial surgeon.

Oculofacial surgery is a specialized field, and there are only a small handful of fellowship training programs available for interested ophthalmologists. The procedures they become capable of after the one to two-year fellowship, however, are well worth the time and effort spent finding a suitable program. Why is training in oculofacial surgery so rewarding? It’s easy to take properly-functioning eyes and eyelids for granted, but the skin, muscles, and bones surrounding and aiding the eyes strike an extremely delicate balance. Life without this balance is difficult and frustrating, and oculofacial surgery can help patients regain control of basic eye functions.

Reconstructive oculofacial surgery helps patients with problems that can interfere with daily life.

Eyelid disorders, tear duct disorders, and orbital bone disorders can be addressed with reconstructive surgery. An experienced surgeon can treat issues such as ptosis (droopy eyelids), sagging (ectropion) or in-turning (entropion) of the lower eyelids, orbital and facial bone fractures, blocked tear ducts, excessive tearing, and tumors around the eyes and elsewhere on the face.

Nothing comes close to the experience of regaining vision with the help of an oculofacial surgeon, but the effects of cosmetic procedures are no less profound than those of functional ones. Excess skin or fat, wrinkles, frown lines, sun damage, facial deformities, eye bags and more can all negatively affect the quality of life for patients seeking cosmetic surgery. A skilled oculofacial surgeon can, often in short time and with minimally invasive procedures, treat problems like these as well.

There’s no question that oculofacial surgery can have a profound impact on a patient’s happiness. In some cases, eye problems that have plagued a patient for their entire life can be resolved with the procedures available in an oculofacial surgeon’s arsenal. The only question that remains is “where do I find an oculofacial surgeon that I can trust?” Griffin Eye Clinic is proud to have Leiv M. Takle Jr. MD providing oculofacial and reconstructive surgery for our patients.

For more information on oculofacial surgery, possible procedures, or to set up an appointment visit our online oculoplastics center . You’ll find educational resources, information about procedures, and a form to schedule your appointment online.


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