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Treatment for Advanced Keratoconus using Adult Stem Cells

An article co-authored by Dr. Alanna Nattis Research has found that adult stem cells can be “moderately effective” in the treatment of advanced keratoconus.  A nonrandomized series showed that intrastromal implantation of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells, with or without sheets of decellularized donor human corneal stroma, was moderately effective for the treatment of advanced… Read More


SightMD’s Dr. Alanna Nattis represents the United States at the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons in a discussion on PRK and Crossing-Linking for Keratoconus: Simultaneous or Sequential

We are so proud to announce that Dr. Alanna Nattis was selected to be amongst the 6 surgeons from around the world to discuss new and evolving technologies in refractive surgery for the European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting.  Originally due to be hosted in Amsterdam, the meeting was switched to a virtual platform due… Read More


Emerging Diagnostics and Keratoconus Treatment: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know

An article by Dr. Alanna Nattis Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus may better help doctors preserve and enhance vision for patients in ways that wasn’t possible before.  Dr. Nattis outlines several techniques and options for keratoconus treatment which have experienced a massive evolution over time.  A combination between early diagnostics and successful… Read More


Postoperative Management of Dislocated Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses

An article by Dr. Alanna Nattis In an article published in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Dr. Alanna Nattis outlines how to manage dislocated presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (PCIOLs).  Dr. Nattis discusses how certain strategies may be chosen for particular patients based on the specific characteristics of each case. “As innovation surrounding cataract and refractive surgery… Read More


SightMD’s Dr. Alanna Nattis Conducts Study on the Influence of Bacterial Burden on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Ocular Disease

In an article written in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Dr. Alanna Nattis and her fellow researchers assessed the bacterial burden on the eyelid margins and within the meibomian glands in 40 patients. After obtaining cultures and performing a variety of diagnostic tests, the researchers found a predominance of coagulase-negative staphylococci within the biofilms of… Read More


Perfecting The Yamane Technique: A Step-by-step Explanation Co-Authored by SightMD’s Dr. Alanna Nattis

In an article written in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Dr. Alanna Nattis and her colleagues explore the management and surgical fixation of dislocated intraocular lenses.  Over the years, professionals have transitioned from suture techniques to an elegant sutureless haptic fixation technique, the Yamane technique. According to the team, this process presents a steep learning… Read More


SightMD Earns Top Honors In Three Categories In 2020 Annual ‘Best of Long Island’ Competition

February 28, 2020 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND… In what has become the most professional and prestigious award program on Long Island, SightMD has once again earned top honors in the 15th Annual Best of Long Island (BOLI) 2020. For the past seven years SightMD has been named ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice’, the past six years… Read More


Dr. Kligman has been elected to serve on the Program Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Dr. Kligman, A Board Certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea, LASIK and cataract surgery specialist at SightMD was selected to serve on the Program Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.   For the second year in a row, Dr. Kligman will be a Reviewer for the Refractive Surgery section of the meeting, responsible for… Read More


Dr. Michael Savetsky – Doctors Abroad Foundation Seventh Annual Medical Mission December 2019

Michael Savetsky, M.D. a board certified ophthalmologist at SightMD, recently traveled to Nhi Dong 2 Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in December 2019 with the Doctors Abroad Foundation to volunteer in their Seventh Annual Medical Mission.  Doctors Abroad Foundation is a nonprofit whose purpose is to provide medical care to underprivileged families worldwide. … Read More


Dr. Lawrence Buono – A Seminar on Preventing and Treating Glaucoma and Other Age-Related Eye Diseases

On January 15th, SightMD’s Dr. Lawrence Buono spoke to a large audience of Peconic Landing residents on Long Island’s North Fork about the importance of preventing and treating glaucoma and other age-related eye diseases, including macular degeneration, dry eye, and cataract surgery.  Dr. Buono’s well-received presentation, which coincides with Glaucoma Awareness month, has become an… Read More


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