Archive for December, 2009

The Bochner Eye Institute: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The Eye Care Review journal recently published an article highlighting the 80 years the Bochner Eye Institute has been providing vision care for patients throughout North America. Please click on the link below to learn more about founding and rise of the Bochner Eye Institute.

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Bochner Eye Wins The Top Choice Award™

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Top Choice Award™ identifies businesses and professionals who have risen above their competitors and earned the people’s vote.

The Top Choice Award™

The Top Choice Award™

The Bochner Eye Institute has been the recipient of Consumer’s Choice Award for Nine Years

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Consumer's Choice Award is considered by many to be a seal of excellence.

The Consumer's Choice Award is considered by many to be a seal of excellence.

The Consumer’s Choice Award is considered by many to be a seal of excellence. The recipient is not selected by a panel of judges, but by the consumer, as representing true excellence in our community. The Bochner Eye Institute has been the recipient of this prestigious award for nine consecutive years.

Patients have traveled from over 65 countries to the Bochner Eye Institute.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Bochner Eye Institute provides eye care for patients within the greater Toronto area and beyond. Their international recognition, reputation and worldly experience has drawn patients, including doctors and other members of the medical community from over 65 countries worldwide. This is proof of the great lengths that patients and doctors will go to for superior technology, techniques and outcomes.

Patients have traveled from over 65 countries to the Bochner Eye Institute

Patients have traveled from over 65 countries to the Bochner Eye Institute

Bochner Eye Institute Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Monday, December 7th, 2009

View our 80th Anniversary Publication.

View our 80th Anniversary Publication.

Bochner Eye Institute is pleased to celebrate its 80th anniversary as one of the world’s leading comprehensive eye care centres. Founded in 1929, Bochner Eye Institute has treated more than 100,000 patients, including 300 eye doctors, and continues to be a recognized leader in innovative ophthalmic technology. Led by two father-son teams: Harold, Raymond Stein and Harold, Albert Cheskes who were all trained at the Mayo Clinic and now teach at the University of Toronto, the Bochner Eye Institute team is comprised of more than 35 eye care physicians and consultants with locations in Toronto, Scarborough and Unionville.

Bochner Eye Institute is honored to be recognized for its 80 years of service by numerous esteemed individuals and institutions, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General Michelle Jean, Toronto Mayor David Miller and the Ontario Government.

View letter from Michaelle Jean - Governor General

View letter from Michaelle Jean - Governor General

View letter from the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

View letter from the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

View letter from the Government of Ontario

View letter from the Government of Ontario

View Letter from Mayor David Miller of Toronto

View Letter from Mayor David Miller of Toronto

Dr. Raymond Stein – Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking on Radial Keratotomy Eyes

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Led by Raymond Stein, MD, the team at the Bochner Eye Institute started a detailed clinical study on corneal cross-linking (CXL) on radial keratotomy (RK) eyes 22 months ago. Long-term data after RK has shown that some patients develop progressive hyperopia and in addition a high percentage have diurnal fluctuation in vision. Early data in the 15 eyes has been impressive in stabilizing corneas and reducing fluctuation in vision. An interesting case was a patient that was +9 D in both eyes 15 years after RK. He required multiple pairs of glasses during the day and night for driving. Fourteen months after CXL he now feels comfortable with a single pair of glasses and finds his vision to be stable. We need long-term data but at this point we are very encouraged with the outcomes. In general there is a minimal reduction in the degree of hyperopia. Most importantly Dr. Raymond Stein and his team have not seen eyes that have continued to have a progressive hyperopic shift. The surgeon must be gentle in removing the corneal epithelium prior to CXL so the RK incisions do not gape and induce irregular astigmatism. CXL has its major effect on the weakened area of the cornea. In RK eyes the weakened area is in the midperiphery, which leads to progressive central flattening and a hyperopic shift.

The Bochner team believes that when the RK corneas are stable the outcomes will be better with cataract surgery, PRK, phakic IOLs, or refractive lens exchange. Looking back over the past 20 years in dealing with RK outcomes following other procedures the results have not been as good as virgin eyes. The team believes this may be related to unstable corneas.

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