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COS in the news – 2014

expertsThe experts weigh in on laser cataract surgery
Three leading Canadian ophthalmologists [including COS president, Dr. Allan Slomovic] discuss the issues surrounding this most common eye surgery.
colouredlensesColour-changing eye implants not worth the risk, doctor warns
COS president, Dr. Allan Slomovic, speaks out against this new trend in cosmetic eye surgery. “They are lured by the appeal that this is a painless 15-minute procedure,” Slomovic told CTV News. “However, the complications and serious side effects can last the rest of their lives.”, December 14, 2014
First Canadian to receive bionic eyeOrly Shamir first Canadian to receive ‘bionic eye’
COS member, Dr. Robert Devenyi, who is Orly Shamir’s surgeon and a professor of ophthalmology and vision sciences at the University of Toronto, talks about how this technology may transform the lives of the visually impaired.
The Current, video, CBC Radio, 19 November 2014
artistsMajority of chronic eye disease is preventable
According to COS member, Dr. Neeru Gupta, “Approximately four million Canadians have some form of eye disease.”
CTV News, video, October 2014
“‘We’re seeing cataracts at a younger age,’ says Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele, director of cataract surgery at Toronto’s Kensington Eye Institute and a member of the Canadaian Ophthalmological Society.”
Zoomer magazine, September 2014, page 44
artistsArtists experience visual loss as creative force
Patient of COS member, Dr. Ann Hoskin-Mott, talks about returning to art after a retinal vein occlusion that left him with 8% vision.
Halifax Herald Arts & Life, June 13, 2014
Halifax 2014Dispatches from Halifax 2014
Highlights from the recent COS annual meeting written by Brian Hoyle for FirstWord Pharma

Rosa-Braga-MeleInterview with Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele
COS member, Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele, answers Zoomer questions on eye care and explains keratoconjunctivitis sicca, also known as dry eye syndrome.
Goldhawk Fights Back, Zoomer Radio, November 28, 2013
Eye openerEye-opener
COS president, Dr. Paul Rafuse, comments on the risk factors for glaucoma.
Canadian Health & Lifestyle, Spring 2014 (p. 17, bottom)
Alysa SamaratungaTeen athlete’s sight restored
COS member, Dr. Guillermo Rocha, a Manitoba surgeon, talks about wait times for cornea transplants
February 2014

Dr. Paul RafuseSTATistics: Dr. Paul Rafuse
doctorsNS magazine 13(7): 38
Dec 2013/Jan 2014

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