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All About Cataracts with Dr. Misiorowski

All About Cataracts with Dr. Misiorowski

Featuring Jessica Misiorowski, O.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Dr. Jessica Misiorowski discusses cataracts in depth and takes your questions. Automatically generated transcription below: Good afternoon. Alright. Well, I’m going to get started. Good afternoon. My name...

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Jeepers Creepers Take Care of Those Peepers

Jeepers Creepers Take Care of Those Peepers

Featuring Frances Wilhelm | Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Eye care and how our changing habits are affecting our vision. While cataracts are practically a given by age 65 and most adults will need reading glasses by their early 40s to decipher...

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Glaucoma and Vision Loss

Glaucoma and Vision Loss

By Duane Wiggins, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Three million Americans are suffering from glaucoma. Glaucoma can rob those three million Americans of their sight and nearly 1.5 million of them do not even know they have it. Glaucoma is referred to as a "silent sight...

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Options Available for Treatment of Cataracts

Options Available for Treatment of Cataracts

By Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Modern treatment options for cataracts. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you are not alone. It is estimated that by age 65, more than 90 percent of people have a cataract or have had treatment. The only...

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Quigley Eye Specialists Opens New Estero Office

Quigley Eye Specialists Opens New Estero Office

Published in Florida Weekly Quigley Eye Specialists has expanded its reach with the opening of its new location. Quigley Eye Specialists new office is located at 16432 Corporate Commerce Way in Estero, across from Gulf Coast Town Center. Board-certified...

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Falls Can Be Due to Blurred Eyesight

Falls Can Be Due to Blurred Eyesight

By Elizabeth Schwartz, O.D. Falling due to blurred eyesight is one of the greatest health risks older adults face. Each year, one in four Americans 65 and older experiences a fall, the leading cause of injury among older adults, and impaired vision more than doubles...

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Hooded Eyes Are Not Just A Cosmetic Issue

Hooded Eyes Are Not Just A Cosmetic Issue

By Prabin Mishra, M.D., Ph.D. What you should know about an advanced bladeless technique. Some people are genetically predisposed to a "hooded" appearance to their upper eyelids, which typically gets worse with age, while others may develop fat-pads later in life due...

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Corneal Abrasions Are Common and Treatable

Corneal Abrasions Are Common and Treatable

By Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D. Corneal abrasions are among the most common eye injuries that ophthalmologists treat. Abrasions or scratches on the surface of the eye can be caused by a fingernail from rubbing the eye too vigorously or scratches from another outside...

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Celebrating A Distinguished Career

Celebrating A Distinguished Career

Dr. Eric Schaible Retires From Community Eye Center. Community Eye Center announces the retirement of Dr. Eric Schaible, MD, FACS. Dr. Schaible served as the Eye Research Director and provided ophthalmic care for the past 28 years, specializing in complex cataract...

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Day Spa vs. Med Spa:  What’s the Difference?

Day Spa vs. Med Spa: What’s the Difference?

By Stephen Prendiville, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists You may have been to a day spa for a massage or a facial, but you may not realize that there are different kinds of spas – including med spas. With more people staying at home and working remotely, many people are...

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Cataract Treatment Options

Cataract Treatment Options

By Duane Wiggins, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Cataracts: Your Treatment Options. Your eyes have a natural lens. The lens bends or refracts light rays that come into your eye to help you see. This lens should be clear. As we age, most of us will develop cataracts,...

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Eye Injury Prevention: Facts & Tips to Keep You Safe

Eye Injury Prevention: Facts & Tips to Keep You Safe

By Duane Wiggins, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Almost all eye injuries could have been prevented if the individual wore protective eye wear. How many times have you worked on a project at home or at work that you knew could potentially harm your eyes and you didn't...

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Diabetic Retinopathy. You May Not Know You Have It.

Diabetic Retinopathy. You May Not Know You Have It.

By Duane Wiggins, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Everybody should get regular eye exams. But the importance of people with diabetes getting their recommended exams is critical. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, the high blood sugar is highly involved in damaging...

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What to Expect from Modern Cataract Surgery

What to Expect from Modern Cataract Surgery

By Nika Priest-Allen, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Cataract surgery seems daunting, particularly if you have never undergone a surgical procedure before. However, modern cataract surgery is a relatively simple and highly common treatment for cataracts, and when...

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Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

By Nika Priest-Allen, M.D. | Quigley Eye Specialists Quigley Eye Specialists joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone grows older, the lenses of their eyes thicken and...

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10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

By Dr. Debra McCracken Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Eye doctors treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and...

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Quigley Eye Seeks Those in Need for Free Cataract Surgery

Quigley Eye Seeks Those in Need for Free Cataract Surgery

Quigley Eye Specialists is partnering with the Fort Myers Lions Club in launching the Quigley Cares program to help those in need receive free cataract surgery in honor of Cataract Awareness Month in June. Featured in The News-Press “Our mission is to create patients...

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Five Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

Five Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

By Dr. Mark Liebetreu By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May,...

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Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

By Nika Priest-Allen, M.D. Too much screen time? Take these steps to protect your eyes. A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital...

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Why Wearing A Mask Could Be Hurting Your Eyes

Why Wearing A Mask Could Be Hurting Your Eyes

Featured on NBC 2 While wearing a mask helps protect you against getting COVID-19, your eyes could be suffering. When you wear a mask, warm air from your breathing pattern goes directly in your eyeballs, which can cause irritation or pain. It’s called M.A.D.E. or Mask...

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Protect Eyes from Macular Degeneration

Protect Eyes from Macular Degeneration

By Duane Wiggins, M.D. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness over age 50, affecting about 2.1 million people nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss. February is AMD Awareness Month...

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Beraja Medical Institute Joins Quigley Eye Specialists

Beraja Medical Institute Joins Quigley Eye Specialists

Quigley Eye Specialists has partnered with Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) and Douglas Surgery Center (collectively “BMI”), a South Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders. Beraja Medical Institute has been providing care to Miami-Dade County...

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From Cooking to Cataracts

From Cooking to Cataracts

As demand for services continues to grow, Quigley anticipates that there will be more practice acquisitions in the future. When Thomas Quigley was a youngster, he dreamed of becoming a chef one day. He even won the Betty Crocker cooking contest in high school by...

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The Truth About Facial Rejuvenation

The Truth About Facial Rejuvenation

Injectable wrinkle fillers are all the rage these days, but Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville says they are not a solution for everyone. Dr. Prendiville, who is the medical director of the cosmetic surgery division of Quigley Eye Specialists, says he sees...

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Quigley Eye Specialists Announce New Cape Coral Office

Quigley Eye Specialists Announce New Cape Coral Office

Quigley Eye Specialists, a Southwest Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, has opened a new 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Cape Coral. The one-story structure is located at 112 Del Prado Blvd., North, and replaces the...

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Quigley Eye Specialists Acquires Optometry Practice

Quigley Eye Specialists Acquires Optometry Practice

Quigley Eye Specialists, which is a Southwest Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, has acquired an established optometry practice in Port Charlotte. The optometry office of Dr. Denise Billings joins two other Charlotte County practices...

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When Should You Get Cataract Surgery?

When Should You Get Cataract Surgery?

by Duane Wiggins, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract & Refractive Surgeon If your vision is becoming blurry, if it’s difficult to drive at night or if bright colors are turning dull, you might have cataracts. With age or disease, the lens in your eye,...

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Experience Counts for Cataract Surgery

Experience Counts for Cataract Surgery

Showing how experience counts when it comes to cataract surgery. by Gina Birch Serving the Southwest Florida community for 30 years, Dr. Thomas Quigley, founder of Quigley Eye Specialists, is not only celebrated locally, he is also one of the leading cataract surgeons...

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From Humble Beginnings to the #1 Cataract Practice in SWFL

From Humble Beginnings to the #1 Cataract Practice in SWFL

How Dr. Thomas A. Quigley’s humble past and patient-first philosophy helped him grow Quigley Eye Specialists into a leading ophthalmology practice. by Gina Birch When Dr. Thomas Quigley was a young boy in Mississippi, there was a time when doctors didn’t think he...

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Making Great Vision Part of Your Aging Strategy

Making Great Vision Part of Your Aging Strategy

How making vision part of your aging strategy is a good idea. Two out of three American adults report having vision problems according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, however, only one in eight seek help or get regular eye exams. There are a number of...

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