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Eye doctor sees national recognition

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FORT MYERS —Dr. Alexander Eaton, a longtime area ophthalmologist, has been named to Ocular Surgery News' OSN Retina 150, a group of retina specialists considered leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina.

The OSN Retina 150 was announced in the August 10 issue of Ocular Surgery News, according to a release. “Innovation is what drives our industry, so we can continually offer the most advanced retinal care for our patients,” Eaton says in a release. “Retina Health Center is at the forefront of retinal care, and is developing new technologies to reduce waste and cost associated with misuse of drops, as well as improve the effectiveness (of) the patient's therapy. It's an honor to be recognized for our contributions to retinal care.”

Eaton, director of the Retina Health Center in Fort Myers, has been the principal investigator for numerous studies to prevent and treat macular degeneration, and has invented numerous medical devices for use by patients and physicians. One of his more recent inventions is a device that records how patients use their eye drops. A tiny camera snaps onto an eye-drop bottle and connects to a recording device the size of a cigarette pack. Each time patients use the eye drops, they record how well they accomplish the task.


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