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November, 2015

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OUT & ABOUT Lake Country T H I S M O N T H PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WAUKESHA, WI PERMIT NO. 3 By Cheryl L. Dejewski "As baby boomers age and people live longer, more Americans are hit- ting the age bracket where risk levels for debilitating eye conditions increase," warns Mark Freedman, MD, senior partner at Eye Care Specialists, a national- ly recognized ophthalmolo- gy practice. How can you to protect your vision? Brett Rhode, MD, Head of Ophthalmol- ogy at Aurora Sinai Medi- cal Center and partner at Eye Care Specialists, advis- es, "Your best protection is to schedule regular, com- prehensive eye exams. Our practice strives to offer the latest technology to detect, track and treat nearly every cause of vision loss. But the most advanced equipment and finest ser- vices in the state are of no use if people don't utilize them." The following are just a few of the cutting-edge devices and procedures Eye Care Specialists has available at their offices, including one just minutes from Lake Country on Mayfair Road across from the Cheesecake Factory. Glaucoma Laser Treatment "We typically treat glau- coma with prescription eye drops to lower inner eye pressure. For some patients, however, laser treatment may be an alternative. Our surgeons utilize highly spe- cialized SLT and ECP laser procedures for qualified candidates," says Daniel Ferguson, MD, who has additional training for the use of an advanced glauco- ma drainage implant. "If successful, these 10-minute outpatient procedures can control glaucoma and help to reduce the need and expense for using drops." Diagnostic Laser Scans "With the fast, accurate, non-invasive and painless OCT scanning device, we can generate a CT-like scan of the retina and optic nerve to detect, track and treat signs of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macu- lar degeneration, and other sight-threatening diseases —sometimes even before any damage occurs. The information gained from a single OCT scan is often more useful than any other diagnostic tool for protect- ing vision," notes optom- etrist David Scheidt, OD. Cataract Lens Implants Cataract surgery requires making an open- ing in the eye to remove the cloudy lens (cataract) and replace it with an artificial lens (to once again focus light rays onto the retina). Standard lens implants (IOLs) are "mono-focal" or single-focus. They are like miniature internal contact lenses set for a single pre- scription power—usually to provide clear vision in the distance (for driving, watching TV, etc.). As such, most cataract patients still need to wear reading glass- es or bifocals after surgery. "Now, however, we can offer patients the option of 'premium' IOLs, which are 'multi-focal' (provide multi- ple focusing zones for near and far) or toric (provide correction for astigma- tism)," explains Daniel Paskowitz, MD, PhD, an eye care specialist with creden- tials from Harvard and Johns Hopkins. "At least 70% of premium IOL patients can see to read, drive, do computer work, or perform most any activi- ty—while never or only occasionally needing glass- es. At Eye Care Specialists, we offer these special implants to qualified candi- dates upon careful review of expectations, costs, and other concerns." Injections to Treat AMD and Diabetes Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision impair- ment in Americans over age 50—robbing people of their ability to read, see faces, drive, etc. "A few years ago, there wasn't much we could do. But, now, we can offer revolu- tionary new medications, like Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis, that inhibit the growth of the abnormal blood vessels that cause the 'wet' form of AMD as well as diabetes-related eye damage," reports ophthal- mologist Michael Raciti, MD, who performs sight- saving injection treatments on a daily basis. "Although there are NO guarantees, our practice has seen remarkable results with regular (about monthly) in- office injections, including stopping the progression of wet AMD in 90% of patients, and even having up to 30% gain improve- ment in vision. This is truly one of the greatest advances in ophthalmology in the past 50 years. It's incredibly rewarding." Local ophthalmologists review latest advances in eye care People with diabetes-related or other eye diseases often don't notice a vision problem until it's so far advanced that lost sight can't be restored. OCT scans may prevent this. Medication injections can help stop loss of vision to macular degeneration (AMD--above) and diabetes (shown at left). Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to "tunneled" vision loss. Blurry vision due to cataracts increases the risk of falls, car accidents, and depression. Mark Freedman, MD Brett Rhode, MD Daniel Ferguson, MD Daniel Paskowitz, MD, PhD Michael Raciti, MD David Scheidt, OD T E YE C ARE S PECIALISTS Wisconsin's leading ophthalmology practice. Trusted by more than 130,000 doctors & patients since 1985 World-class care. Local convenience. Medical, surgical & laser services for every age and every need. West Allis Wauwatosa Milwaukee 10150 W. National Ave. 2323 N. Mayfair Rd. 735 W. Wisconsin Ave. 414-321-7520 414-258-4550 414-298-0099 ■ Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration Care (with advanced medication injection and laser treatments) ■ No-Stitch, No-Shot Ultrasonic Cataract Surgery (with standard, multi-focal or toric lens implants) ■ Corneal Transplants, Lid Repair and Retinal Cases ■ Customized Laser Vision Correction (LASIK & PRK) ■ Diagnostic Laser Scans ■ Comprehensive Eye Exams ■ Pediatric Care & Surgery ■ Dry Eye & Ocular Infection Treatments ■ Accept Medicare/Most Major Insurances M Magazine & Milwaukee Magazine TOP DOCTORS in EYE CARE Paid Advertisement FREE Information Protect your vision for tomorrow by taking action today. Call 414-321-7035 for free booklets on AMD, glau- coma, diabetes or cataracts. Then, consider if it's time to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam (usually every 1-2 years). If you don't have an eye care specialist or need a second opinion, you are invited to make an appointment at one of the offices below, including across from Mayfair Mall. Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: The FREEMAN & ENTERPRISE NOVEMBER 2015 An extra super superintendent Page 4B Fashions abound at yearly Style Show by Oconomowoc Woman's Club Page 5B Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Ben Nader holds his pug, Liam, at Barkin' Up Hickory in Pewaukee. Animal businesses more than pet projects By Chris Bennett Special to The Freeman PEWAUKEE — Pets in Lake Coun- try, especially Pewaukee, never had it so good. Dogs can spend days away from their owners playing with friends at Barkin' Up Hickory, where there will soon be room for more fun. Dogs and cats alike can enjoy natu- ral, holistic food and other unique gifts from End of the Leash, or they can get a checkup in a family-focused atmosphere at the Lakeview Animal Clinic. Dr. Anna Schwister started the Lake- view Animal Clinic, 617 Ryan St., once her children reached an appropriate age. Schwister has a teenager and a preteen. She opened her practice in 2012. "I've been a vet for almost 25 years," Schwister said. "It's been a long time coming. I wanted to be a little different from some of the other vet clinics." Lakeview feels more like a living room and less like an examining room. Schwister said the space is meant to be comfortable. "I wanted it to feel like an old-time family doctor," Schwister said. "They knew your family and provided good service." Schwister is considering expanding, and is looking to add a part-time vet- erinarian in the near future. Referrals are keeping the business growing. "I get a lot of new clients every month," Schwister said. "Growing our staff and keeping systems in place so everything runs smoothly is my con- cern." Schwister only sees cats and dogs at her clinic. Going to the dogs Ben Nader at Barkin' Up Hickory, 271 Hickory St., boards dogs and is also experiencing tremendous growth. Nader bought his building a few months ago and is preparing to expand into a neighboring space in just his fourth year in business. See PETS, PAGE 5A NOVEMBER FOCUS: SMALL BUSINESS Page 1B Tips on how to coexist with coyotes How to get YOUR news into Lake Country This Mont h We want your community news! We will publish the happenings at your schools and community groups — as well as everyday items and we need your help to get these announcements and pictures published. Submissions must be typed or emailed. No handwritten submissions will be accept- ed. Please identify people in photos. Please send news items and photos to:

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