Category: In The News

SightMD Physicians named Super Doctors® and Rising Stars

Super Doctors and Rising Stars recognizes several SightMD Ophthalmologists with exceptional peer recognition and professional achievement. Dr. Sam Baharestani, Dr. Robert Ditkoff, and Dr. Jeff Martin have been recognized among the best in their field by the 2021 New York Super Doctors report. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately 5… Read More


SightMD Physicians Awarded in Newsweek’s America’s Best Eye Doctors List

America's Best Eye Doctors 2021

Newsweek ranks Jeffrey Martin, MD, Neil Katz, MD, and Seth Potash, MD among America’s Best Eye Doctors 2021. America’s Best Eye Doctors 2021 recognizes the best 150 Ophthalmologists and 150 Optometrists in the U.S. Over 10,000 doctors, ophthalmologists, optometrists, managers, and health care professionals with knowledge of ophthalmology were asked to recommend the best eye doctors… Read More


Long Island SightMD Ophthalmologists Win Awards at 2021 ASCRS Meeting

Two Long Island-based SightMD ophthalmologists were participants and award winners at the 2021 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, which took place in July in Las Vegas, NV. Husband and wife, Eric Rosenberg, D.O. and Alanna Nattis, D.O., from Babylon, participated in several events at the conference. They served as instructors… Read More


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


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