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3 LASIK Facts You Should Know

LASIK is one of the most popular elective surgeries performed around the world. Besides that, it’s a proven, effective, and reliable way to improve your vision. Can you imagine the thrill you’ll feel when you open your eyes after LASIK and you can see without glasses? It’s a pretty amazing feeling and it can be… Read More


What Are The Side Effects Of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedures in the United States. It’s also one of the safest procedures is since it’s performed frequently. But any surgery carries its share of risks and side effects. It’s important to make a distinction between side effects and potential risks. Side effects are normal and affect most… Read More


Can You Get LASIK With Dry Eye?

LASIK has become a popular procedure as technology advances and makes surgery easier. For anyone who dreams of seeing without glasses or contacts, LASIK is your answer! But if you have chronic dry eye, you may be worried about having LASIK. Is there a way to have LASIK even if you have Dry Eye Syndrome?… Read More


How To Choose An IOL For Cataract Surgery

If you’re having cataract surgery, you know that you need to decide what kind of IOL to get. When you have cataract surgery, the surgeon will remove your natural lens to get rid of your cataract. Your natural lens needs a replacement, and that’s where the IOL— or intraocular lens— comes into play. An IOL… Read More


Top 6 Harmful Effects Of Contact Lenses

Wearing glasses can be a real pain, and they don’t work for everyone. A lot of people choose contacts over glasses, with good reason. But contacts are not a perfected method of visual correction either. They’ve been around for years and come in many varieties, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful! In fact, there… Read More


First ‘Bionic Eye’ Surgery Helps Patient See the Light

Chart of an eye

BOSTON (August 11, 2017) – New England Eye Center retina doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin performed the first “bionic eye” implant at Tufts Medical Center in June. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system, created by Second Sight, is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from… Read More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

New treatments offer more hope for people with diabetic retinopathy callout

BOSTON (November 01, 2017) – New England Eye Center wishes to remind all patients with diabetes to have an annual diabetic eye exam to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working–age Americans. Many people do not notice the early symptoms of diabetic eye disease until their vision has been permanently… Read More


NEEC’s Eli Peli, OD Wins AAO Award

Boston Eye Doctor Eli Peli, MSc, O.D.

BOSTON (July 31, 2017) – Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Co-Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at New England Eye Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Optometry as the Charles F. Prentice Medal Award Winner for this year. This is the most prestigious award given in the field of Optometry for a… Read More


NEEC surgeons perform first “bionic eye” implant in New England

Doctors Performing Eye Surgery

BOSTON (June 28, 2017) – New England Eye Center doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin recently performed the first “bionic eye” implant in New England here at Tufts Medical Center. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa…. Read More


NEEC’s Dr. Witkin Publishes Article on New Syndrome

Boston Ophthalmologist Andre Witkin, M.D.

HORV Can Have Devastating Vision Loss BOSTON (May 22, 2017) – Andre Witkin, MD of New England Eye Center, was the lead author of an article on Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis, or HORV, published in the May 2017 issue of Ophthalmology. Andre J. Witkin, MD New England Eye Center A group of ophthalmologists from the… Read More


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