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Focal Point Vision Is the Exclusive Home in South Texas for a New, Customizable Cataract Surgery Technology
By StoryStudio on 10/09/2019 1:24 PM
Q&A: Answering All Your Questions About Cataract Surgery
Cataract affects over 24.4 million Americans ages 40 and older
JAMES LEHMANN, M.D.: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY (ISRS) SURGEON OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2017!
New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital helps fight blindness in China
The Maverick II was revealed in a press conference at Alamo Heights High School. The Rocket is named after our very own Dr. Maverick! Good Luck with the Launch Mr. Lange and Students of Alamo Heights High School!
Dr. Lehmann goes to new heights! Goes up Mount Rainier!
Dr. Lehmann goes with a team, the Climb for Clean Air, in support of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific reached the summit of Mt. Rainier! We're glad to have him back safe.
Dr. Kenneth Maverick & Dr. James Lehmann on Great Day SA!
Dr. Kenneth Maverick and the San Antonio Eye Bank host a Celebration of Sight
Governor Perry and Mayor Castro Celebrate National Eye Donor Month: Flag Raising to honor South Texas Donors
The Donate Life America Flag will be raised in honor of South Texas cornea and eye donors. Showcased at the celebration will be Governor Perry’s and Mayor Castro’s 2013 March-National Eye Donor Month Proclamations. A balloon release, representing 7 EBAA accredited eye banks in Texas, and ice cream social to immediately follow the flag raising.
Highlighted Donor Family and Recipient Speakers include 80-year-old, Texas Renowned Artist and Cornea Transplant Recipient: Thelma Cardwell-Cale. Thelma’s fine art has been displayed in the homes of two U.S. Presidents and two Texas Governors. Donor's mother, Kelli Schlueter, whose son, PFC Travis Schlueter, became a cornea donor after sustaining fatal injuries in a motor vehicle accident with a drunk driver.
Cataract Surgery Reduces Hip Fractures
There’s good news for cataract surgery patients: If you’ve had cataract surgery, your risk of hip fracture is significantly lower following cataract removal.
In a U.S. study of 1.1 million Medicare patients 65 years and older, researchers found people who had cataract surgery had a 16 percent less risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure compared to those who didn’t have surgery.
Hip and other fractures among the elderly are a major health concern, and poor vision is a leading cause of fall-related injuries, disabilities, and even death.
The results of this study show that the benefits of cataract surgery go far beyond helping people see more clearly in everyday activities – cataract surgery also lowers the risk of potentially disabling fractures in the elderly.
The study was reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).
Dr. Maverick has a rocket named after him, Maverick rocket made by Alamo Heights High School students and Colin Lange. Read more.
Dr. James Lehmann is the winner of 2011 40 Under. Click here to read more.
Dr. Kenneth Maverick was selected by his peers as Best Doctors in San Antonio Magazine
6-Year-Old To Undergo Rare Cornea Transplant – ABC News August 21, 2008