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Dr. Jane Pan graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, with a degree in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her ophthalmology training at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY.  

Dr. Pan also did additional training in retinal surgery at the Vitreoretinal Foundation in Memphis, TN.  Currently, Dr. Pan is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists.

I'm seeing new floating spots in my vision, what should I do?

floaters If you are seeing the 3 F’s: ·      Flashes- flashing lights ·      Floaters-dozens of dark spots that persist in the center of vision ·      Field cut- curtain or shadow that usually starts in peripheral vision that may move to involve the center of vision   Then you may have a...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye?

injectionIntravitreal Injections Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) are probably the most commonly injected agents.  They are used to treat wet age related macular degeneration(ARMD) (What exactly is Macular Degeneration?), diabetic retinopathy (Diabetic Retinopathy...
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What happened to reversal drops for dilation?

Dilated pupilsGetting your eyes dilated can be inconvenient for some people.  People may be light sensitive and have difficulty reading for a couple of hours.  Wouldn’t it be great to have another drop to reverse the effects of dilation? On December 31, 1990, Dapiprazole, under the trade name Rev-Eyes, was FDA approved...
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Is Marijuana Good for Glaucoma?

10 marijuana copy Is Marijuana Good for Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye disease that affects the optic nerve and results in loss of peripheral vision or side vision.  The treatment for glaucoma is to lower the pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure(IOP).  This can be accomplished by laser, eye drops, or...
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Macular Degeneration and Stem Cell Therapy

stemcellsThere has been recent publicity surrounding stem cell treatment with devastating results in 3 patients with age related macular degeneration.  In March, the New England Journal of Medicine published a case report of three patients who went to a clinic in Florida that purported to use fat cells from their abdomen...
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