Rhode Island Eye Institute Surgeon uses innovative surgery to help restore Golfer’s vision. Please click on video to see and hear one patient’s incredible journey of losing most of his vision to become the 2011 US Blind Golfer’s Association National Champion. Elliot Perlman, MD, a corneal surgeon at the Rhode Island Eye Institute, helped restored

Safe Eye Makeup Tips

Saturday, 11 May 2013 by

Safety at the Makeup Aisle As fall approaches, makeup use often increases. Department store and drugstore makeup aisles will be filled with a tempting array of makeup colors and products for the eyes. Knowing how to apply and remove eye makeup properly will not only make your eyes beautiful, but will protect your vision and

Glaucoma Awareness

Friday, 10 May 2013 by

Newsletter: Living with Glaucoma: It’s all in the Family Glaucoma remains a leading cause of preventable blindness. It affects more than 2.3 million Americans age 40 and older. Another 2 million do not know they have the disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and knowing your risks for glaucoma can save your sight. Glaucoma can

Blade-free LASIK

Thursday, 09 May 2013 by

Dr. Perlman offers “Blade-free” LASIK for our patients, using the IntraLase laser.The IntraLase Method uses tiny, rapid pulses of laser light to create a corneal flap—instead of using a metal blade—during the first step of LASIK.  For more information about this, go to the Refractive Surgery/LASIK page.

Partial thickness Corneal Transplant

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 by

Conventional corneal transplant removes all layers of the cornea. In many corneal diseases, however, the disease involves only the innermost layer of the cornea. The new procedure is called DSAEK (Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) In DSAEK only the very innermost layers of the cornea are transplanted. As a result, many fewer sutures are used

IOL’s for cataract patients

Monday, 06 May 2013 by

Understanding How Vision Changes Many things are changing as time passes.  Vision is one of them.  The aging process affects clarity and quality of vision, which may affect your ability to drive at night.  Two primary causes of vision loss with age are cataracts and presbyopia. Cataracts Cataracts affect most people over the age of

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the #1 cause of vision loss in people over age 60 in the United States. There are two types of AMD—wet and dry. The wet type is less common, but causes more severe vision loss more rapidly than dry AMD. What is wet AMD? AMD damages the macula, the part

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