Post Show Bonus Chat: Visual Health

Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by expert ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler to answer you facebook and twitter questions. Together they examine the cause of various visual health complications, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with these complications, including insurance coverage and related costs.

Worldwide, between 300 million and 400 million people have problems with vision and approximately 50 million people are totally blind.

The leading causes of blindness include complications from:

• Diabetes
• Macular degeneration
• Traumatic injuries
• Infections
• Cataracts
• Glaucoma
• And inability to obtain corrective eyewear

Dr. Boxer-Wachler points out that, as with most conditions, prevention is the best practice.  Everyone, including children, should develop a habit of protecting their eyes by wearing sunglasses when going outside.

*****This video contains healthcare information only, not medical advice.*****

Host, Dr. John Kennedy, MD, FACC is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and is the Co-Author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day.

Guest expert, Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler  is a highly sought after eye surgeon and is known as “The Surgeon’s Surgeon” since so many other surgeons come to Dr. Brian for surgery on their own eyes – these doctors include eye surgeons, brain surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and breast cancer surgeons to just name a few specialties.  Dr. Boxer-Wachler has studied at Dartmouth and other top-level schools, trained professionals from all around the world, invented new proprietary techniques, and received numerous awards for his excellent service; a true pioneer and innovator.

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