Dr. Carlos Martinez: June 6, 2017

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HOW CATARACTS IMPACT THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY

*JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH*

EYE HEALTH EXPERT TO DISCUSS NEW SURVEY FINDINGS ON THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF CATARACTS; EDUCATES LISTENERS ON TREATMENT OPTIONS

 

Dr. Carlos Martinez

Chairman of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial

Cataracts are one of the most common eye health conditions associated with aging. And for Hispanics, it is the leading cause of vision impairment.[1] In time for Cataract Awareness Month in June, Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, is releasing results from the My Cataracts survey, which gained insights from about 1,300 people age 60 and older who have undergone cataract surgery. Findings show:

  • Many people surveyed report that cataracts makes performing simple day-to-day activities more difficult;
  • Cataracts brings about a range of emotions before and after surgery;
  • There is a disconnect between people’s perception of life before cataract surgery and their experience after; and,
  • Nearly all the people surveyed would recommend cataract surgery. [2]

Dr. Carlos Martinez, consultant to Alcon and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial, is an expert on cataracts and educating patients about treatment options. He’s available LIVE via satellite to discuss:

  • Basic facts about cataracts and astigmatism
  • Survey results with real-life examples of the impact of cataracts on patients he sees every day in practice
  • The unique way cataracts impact the Hispanic community
  • Treatment innovations that can take care of cataracts and other conditions like astigmatism at the same time

 

MORE ABOUT DR. MARTINEZ

Dr. Carlos Martinez is Chairman of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial. He is a highly respected and accomplished ophthalmologist, as well as one of the leading physicians and surgeons in Southern California. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the California Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

[1] “Cataracts In-Depth Report.” New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/cataract/print.html. Accessed April 2017.

[2] My Cataracts Survey Results. 2017.

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