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POSTED ON January 14, 2010

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Dr. Tavel and his associates have decided to join up with local communities and speak at various “Dine With a Doc” events.  These are free events that welcome local senior public to hear doctors speak once per month, presenting topics that are educational and informative for the participants. In January, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson from the New Castle Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care is speaking at Hickory Creek in New Castle.  Her topic is going to be cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness.  A ...

Dr. Tavel and his associates have decided to join up with local communities and speak at various “Dine With a Doc” events.  These are free events that welcome local senior public to hear doctors speak once per month, presenting topics that are educational and informative for the participants.

In January, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson from the New Castle Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care is speaking at Hickory Creek in New Castle.  Her topic is going to be cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness.  A cataract is the clouding of the lens.  The lens of our eye is made out of water and protein and as we get older, the protein can sometimes clump together, which causes the clouding effect.

It is important for patients to have an annual eye examination to monitor this closely.  At initial onset, it is possible to mitigate the effecs of cataracts by getting glasses and lenses with a higher prescription.   Ultimately, cataract surgery can be a great solution for restoring vision.  It is actually one of the most frequent surgeries performed, with over 3 million done annually.

For those patients in New Castle, Indiana, feel free to join Dr. Johnson at 10 am on the 27th of January at Hickory Creek to learn more about cataracts and the role your Indiana eye doctor can play in detection and prevention of this disease.

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