LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- Dr Helga F. Pizio has recently announced the addition of Ilan Reizes, MD to its New Eyes Las Vegas eye care team. After graduating from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, Dr. Reizes moved to the United States where he completed a residency in Ophthalmology in New York. He then continued with fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease at the renowned New England Medical Center - Tufts in Boston, MA.
After his fellowship, Dr. Reizes founded Finger Lakes Eye Center, a well-regarded medical and surgical eye center in upstate New York. He is now bringing to New Eyes his expertise in the detection and treatment of many eye conditions including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other eye diseases that can potentially result in a severe vision loss.
According to the most recent CDC statistics available, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in the United States among adults between the ages of 20 and 74. Dr. Reizes says early detection and treatment is critical to prevent permanent vision damage:
"Uncontrolled diabetes can cause leakage and bleeding in the retina, which is the nerve tissue lining back of the eye. This bleeding can seriously damage vision. If detected early, blood vessels can be sealed using laser treatment or steroid injections, thus helping to prevent the irreversible loss of vision."
Dr. Reizes states that if patients have been diagnosed or have a family history of diabetes, he recommends they receive a thorough dilated eye examination yearly from a qualified eye specialist.
About New Eyes
Dr. Helga F. Pizio and the eye doctors at New Eyes are highly trained in the detection of diabetic retinopathy, as well as several other serious, potentially vision-impairing eye conditions. With four convenient locations throughout Southern Nevada, New Eyes provides comprehensive eye care and vision correction surgeries ranging from laser cataract surgery and LASIK, to corneal transplantation and routine eye exams.
For more information about New Eyes, visit neweyeslasvegas.com.
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