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Come Feb.1 the poodle skirt, a symbol of the 1950s Americana style and flare, will hit the Space Coast as the annual Boomer Senior Expo kicks off. Guests, stepping into The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville will feel as if they’ve traveled back to the days of “Grease,” “Happy Days” or simply their teenage years. The museum will transform into a 1950s bash where poodle skits will be as abundant as they were in the days when they first adorned the waists of school girls. To fully understand what was considered one of the most iconic fashion pieces of the decade is to first understand its history. The skirt was introduced in 1947 after Juli Lynne Charlot, a young actress and designer, created the stylish bottom at home. She cut a hole in the middle of a large circle of of felt — an excess of fabric that was not popular during World War II or the Great Depression — large enough for her waist, the skirt reaching just below the knee. She wore it to a holiday party in Los Angeles. As time moved forward, so did the skirt. It was first made in bright girly colors, like pink with crinoline, a stiff fabric underneath to support and shape the piece. 

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We at Senior Life had a great time in photo sessions with our beautiful, vibrant models for the 2013 Boomer Senior Guide, which is published Friday, Feb. 1 and debuts that day at the Boomer Senior Expo at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum at TICO Airport in Titusville. We welcome back Lonie Moraitis from the 2012 issue and Robert Wylie from the inaugural 2011 issue. The publication gets more gorgeous each year, thanks in large part to the engaging, photogenic models who just love having fun in their 1950s attire. Lonie’s terrific redo of Rosie the Riveter on the cover won first place for Best Front Cover Photo from the industry leading North American Mature Publications Association on Sept. 29. Judges’ comments included, “Rosie Riveter jumps off the page and pulls in viewers. The photograph is technically superb, and the design is classy. Colors and the typography are excellent, and the

model is tough, as Rosie should be.” Senior Life and the Boomer Guide shared 10 wins, the most out of all the publications entered. Our models are the ones who put us on top, combined with the shooting skills of our photographers, among them cover photographer Keith Betterley. The exposure was overwhelming even for someone who is not a modeling novice. “Everywhere I go, I am shocked at how many people recognize me,” Lonie said. “They say, ‘You’re the one everybody wants to know about,’ and then they ask me all kinds of questions.” We are thankful that so many proud owners of their vintage automobiles want to show them off at the Boomer Senior Expo. Can you imagine all that gleaming steel on wheels and wings? An expo attendee can literally say, “That’s the airplane I flew in during the war, and that’s the car I bought when I got out of the service.” We combined models and cars for the photo sessions as well, because nothing says 1950s fun and abundance like three tons of American automobile with fins that seem to stretch out for a city block. Some of our models came to us by way of the newspaper articles on fascinating people what we were fortunate to do throughout the year. Margarette Kirsh posed as a carhop in front of a cherry-red vintage make. It was appropriate since the article we wrote about her chronicled a bucket-list trip across the country in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer cab. “I’m game for anything,” Margarette said in the article, and she proved it

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ccording to Ferrel Mazzatto, president of Titusville's North Brevard Senior Center the word is getting out about the organizations new Vern Jansen Park, adjacent to the center at 909 Lane Avenue. It is getting out to the animal kingdom. Egrets, herons and storks are flocking to the George Van Staden Lakes, where they search for food and make their home. The two lakes are man-made and serve as water retention ponds.

Assistant operations manager Barbara Payan said she enjoys watching gopher turtles popping their heads in and out of the water. Fish are starting to make their presence known. The park’s amenities are available to the public, including two gazebos, picnic tables, a barbeque grill and a wheelchair accessible path surrounding the larger body of water. A third of a mile in length, the path combines an elevated, boardwalk-style walkway with a ground level sidewalk. “Much of the path is shaded,” Payan said. “We have palm and deciduous

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fountain in the lake. In addition to the park, the senior center offers many activities to those 50 and older, including a group which gathers to walk along the lake, 9 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A Senior/Boomer Fair will be held January 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center. Its Gold and Silver rooms are also available to rent for banquets, business meetings, wedding receptions and more. For information, call: 268-2333 or visit nbbd.com/npr/nbsc/index.html. SL

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America’s love affair with saddle shoes By mary brotherton

For more than 100 years, Americans have been in love with saddle shoes, also known as saddle Oxfords and sometimes, saddles. Movies such as “American Graffiti,” “Pleasantville” and the television shows, “Happy Days” and “Joni Loves Chachi,” introduced younger audiences to the shoe that was a staple in most teenage girls’ shoe wardrobe during the 1950s. The girls usually wore Oxfords with white bobby socks, whether with poodle skirts, dresses or rolled-up jeans. Today, these shoes are popular with athletes of either gender, vintage enthusiasts and anyone recreating the 1950s-look. Saddle shoes were first introduced in 1906 by Spalding, intended for tennis and squash players. At that time, the shoes were white leather with a black saddle to support the instep during sports. Today, they come in a variety of colors and materials. The lace-up shoe typically has a red clay-colored rubber sole with a low heel, though some manufacturers offer a higher heel, even up to a five-inch platform. They generally have a plaid insole. Muffy’s Enterprises in Vernonia, Ore. claims to have what may be the largest retail inventory of saddle shoes in the world. Allen Marshall’s wife is Muffy. He said, “We both always owned saddle shoes and there was a time when you could not find them, so we started collecting them and got the opportunity to collect vintage shoes, too.” Muffy’s has on display saddle shoes owned by Marilyn Monroe and a pair

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Washington, D.C. Saddle shoes are still popular at Woodrow Wilson High School in 1943. worn by Reese Witherspoon in the movie “Pleasantville,” along with other historic shoes and modern shoes for sale. Muffy’s also has swingsaddles, classic saddle shoes with a leather sole and separate heel made exclusively for them. “The leather sole works for everyday

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Nuance Communications, the dominant premier provider of voice recognition and voice automated systems, will boost the Melbourne economy with the creation of 115 new jobs. The company’s presence in Melbourne began with Nuance’s acquisition of Dictaphone. Currently, 160 persons are employed by Nuance at its 3984 Pepsi Cola Drive location in Melbourne. “We have a good history in the region and working with the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) has proven a very beneficial relationship,” said Richard Mack, vice president of corporate communications. “There’s an abundance of talent in the area. We have already started recruiting for the new positions.” These new positions, expected to be filled by the fourth quarter of 2013, include technical engineering support jobs. The Melbourne operation is one of 35 major offices Nuance operates throughout the world. The $1.7 billion company has its roots in a division of Xerox Corporation and has focused on voice and language solutions for a decade. “Melbourne provides Nuance with a strong foundation to expand our business,” said Pat Cinalli, vice president of Nuance’s Brevard office. To attract Nuance’s expansion, the EDC assisted the company in obtaining state and local incentives to improve operating costs. “For companies like Nuance that have footprints in many states and countries, corporate expansions are highly competitive projects,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC. With the assistance of the EDC and the support of Brevard Workforce and Enterprise Florida, Melbourne won out over two other prospective locations. Most consumers have come into contact with Nuance products. The company has a strong presence in automated voice systems and speech technology to help companies offer better customer service. Speech recognition tools are in use in the corporate, government, medical, education and legal worlds to streamline data collection and document creation. Nuance’s Dragon software can be used by both companies and individuals eager to increase productivity. Nuance’s speech recognition software is used in the classroom, particularly to help students with autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia and other disabilities. Health care represents Nuance’s major customer. The company provides voice recognition software for automating medical transcriptions and imaging technologies to convert physical documents into searchable digital files. For information, go to nuance.com SL

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This month, let me introduce you to an outstanding state park that is an easy drive south of Brevard County. Jonathan Dickinson State Park has something for everyone in your family. Your visit can be for one day or for an extended stay using the park’s camping and/or newly renovated cabins. Start your visit at the Kimble Visitor’s Center and you will be introduced to the many varied and educational features of the park. A great video of what’s happening at the park is shown daily at 1 and 4 p.m. Do plan to take the two-hour boat tour of the Loxahatchee River, which was named a National Wild and Scenic River in 1985, the first in Florida. On this scenic river tour, you will stop at the site of the restored camp of Trapper Nelson, called the “Wildman of the Loxahatchee River.” The Trapper Nelson campsite is open Thursday through Monday. You can call Loxahatchee River Tours for tour times and prices at 561-746-1466. Here are additional park activities you can enjoy. Guided horseback rides starting at the equestrian area take you deep into the park. They also have pony rides for children under 6 years old. Plus, they have a big farm wagon pulled by a team of husky horses for those families that would appreciate traveling together on the tour. For information on the park’s complete equestrian activities and prices, call 561-746-1466. Jonathan Dickinson Park has many other diverse family activities to enjoy,

such as bicycling, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and great John wildlife viewing. The Trieste park also has a neat snack shack. Your family will also enjoy the park’s variety of natural Florida settings. There are extensive sand pine scrubs, mangrove groves and natural river swamps. The bargain auto entrance fee is only $6 for a family. The park is open an accommodating 365 days a year. Getting to Jonathan Dickinson State Park from Brevard County is easy and is just over a one and a half hour drive. Go south on I-95 to exit 96. Then go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right south on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson Park is 3 miles south on your right. I want to remind readers that all our day and overnight trips from Brevard stress that they be educational, inexpensive and family friendly. This trip exactly fits that bill. We now have a collection of more than 70 marvelous trips that you can take your family, friends and guests on from the North. Take advantage of all the many educational destinations that are located just an hour or two from Brevard. Read our column in Senior Life every month for timely day and overnight trips from lovely Brevard. SL

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Each new year — which seems to come up faster as you grow older—involves a new start. There are the resolutions, goals, plans and promises to change at the beginning of each calendar year. Many people strive to revise, improve or reinvent their lives by using various tools to reach their objectives. A pattern of behavior known as discipline is recognized in those who successfully live a long life. Their daily routines, their balanced lives and their orderly control of regimens are well documented. Self control in diet, exercise, wellness, sleep, work, family and so many facets of lifestyle make the difference in long-term success. Many of us can recall the discipline in our childhood, school decorum, rules of our teenage years, athletic competitions, college freedom, military service, career, marriage and retirement. The instruction, learning, teaching and rules of activities provided the direction to accomplish great things. Usually, the more discipline, the better the results. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers commented, “Discipline is one of the biggest things that stands out for me in relation to my father. He always told me that if I was going to do something, do it all the way. The discipline to do simple things can help you so much with greater things.” Experiences of discipline in our youth, positive practices of our early life, and applications throughout

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with the aging process, we recognize the Ed challenges of Baranowski maintaining the disciplined routine outlined by our medical doctors. A combination of regular doctor visits, prescriptions, herbals, treatments, exercise and preventive care provides long-term benefits. Check out the community of Loma Linda, Calif., where the largest number of centenarians reside. This Blue Zone in the United States harbors the oldest people in America. Many still drive their automobiles. A 94-year-old surgeon who routinely performs and out-performs his younger colleagues, rides a bike, runs and grows his own vegetables. The Loma Linda people are disciplined by their Seventh Day Adventist beliefs and the discipline of their faith. Their balanced life approach is a disciplined spiritual and physical journey. Accept the challenges of the new year. Begin health conscious daily routines, focus on positive thoughts and put energy into activities that improve your spiritual and physical wellness. I’ll see you at the finish line. Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at topicsed@aol.com. SL

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Research community rules before buying Do you live in an Association community? There are several types of residential associations that are governed by Florida laws and regulations. Whether you live in a condominium association, homeowners association, cooperative association or any other form of association, you will find choices, lifestyles, amenities, services and efficiencies that most people value. When you moved in, did you know you were purchasing in an association-governed community? Many owners are disappointed to learn of the responsibilities and restrictions after they have closed on their acquisition. Always ask the seller or real estate agent if the residence is in an association community. This column will provide some thinking points to consider before you purchase. You can help ensure a more positive and fulfilling living experience by learning all you can about a community before you buy. Whether a community is selfmanaged or managed professionally, homeowner involvement is essential. Ask for a copy of the community’s governing documents and read them carefully before closing. Also, ask your attorney to review the documents to give you guidance. It is important that buyers remember that as a purchaser, you will sign a document at closing that explicitly or implicitly binds you to compliance of the association

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documents. Prior to purchasing a Association residence, obtain a copy Living of the association’s By budget and financial Frank Kneiser, statements and carefully CMCA, examine them. Ask a AMS, PCAM financial professional to review them also. A professional may see items of concern. As a member of the association, it will be your responsibility to pay your fair share of the costs. Payment of the assessments is not voluntary. Non-payment may result in legal action including a lien or foreclosure of the residence. Consider talking to existing owners. Find out how they feel, not only about the neighborhood, but also how the association is governed or managed. In addition, chat with the current president or managing professional. These are examples of some preliminary considerations before purchasing a residence in an association community. They will probably trigger other questions as you search for your new home. It’s important to point out that Mr. Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his Community Association Manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida Association laws. Contact him with any questions at frank@suntreeflorida.com. SL

Having written to several different servicemen overseas as a child, the patriotic thing to do by many during WWII, I found how much I enjoyed letter writing. In 1947 there was a request in my Girl Scout magazine from a girl in Brazil. She wanted to correspond with an American girl and so started my lifetime hobby. Within a very short time after that from the same source, I was corresponding with a girl my age from South Africa and another one in Hawaii, not yet a state. Being a stamp collector since age 8, this was a wonderful way to get stamps from different countries. Over the years from many other sources I found men and women who wanted to correspond with an American. Their ages and backgrounds varied. I was learning so much about cultures in other countries, about other religions, some unknown to most Americans in those days, such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Some were adults much older than myself such as a headmaster in a high school in Pakistan, a data processing specialist in Taiwan back in 1963, some much younger than me in my later married years. In 1971, I started corresponding with a single woman in Poland. She married, had children and recently her daughter, now married with a child, began to write to me thanking me for

all the birthday cards I sent her as a child over the years. During the 65 years of all this writing, Lucy some of the foreign Kline pen pals wrote for a short time and stopped, some continued for many years. Some have died. Several actually visited our country and I got to meet them; such as sisters from Finland, a young man and his wife from Taiwan, the original Hawaiian pen pal and another original pen pal, the gal from South Africa who recently moved to Australia visiting several times. More recently, one started corresponding by email, the assistant to the president of Manipal University in India. Over the years, my writing went from using a pen, to a standard typewriter, to an electric typewriter to the Word program in my computer (and then it gets mailed with a stamp). The other countries in which I have had pen pals include Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Scotland, England, Ghana, Korea, Antigua, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Nigeria, Iran, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. I’ve learned so much, so many things different, so many things we all have in common. Comments are always welcome, at asklucy3@juno.com. SL

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Nothing goes better with a good book than a great cup of something and a snack, at least that’s how the Brevard Library Foundation and county officials feel. Later this month, the foundation will officially open the latest addition to the Central Brevard Library and it isn’t a book or a DVD — it’s a 1,000 foot café where 22,000 monthly patrons of the Cocoa library can satisfy their thirsts with a specialty drink, and their hunger with a sandwich and free book without leaving the facility. “We talked about it and knew there was an advantage of having some type of café at the library,” said Ned Kellar, foundation executive director. For instance, Kellar explained that for patrons, who would ordinarily have to stop what they’re doing to leave library grounds, going to an eating establishment down the road and make the trip back, will now be a thing of the past. “Our primary motivation was to do two things: Make it more convenient for people who maybe using the media rooms by keeping them at the library instead of having them leave and come back with food,” Kellar said. “But it will also create a consistent flow of income to the library foundation to help fund the things we

many of our arts is falling and now we have many more ways for people to express their creativity,” he added. “That’s one of the trends for libraries—to offer a creative space, where the citizens can come in and use library equipment to realize their creative passions in writing, music, spoken word, and video. I’m excited by the future because we really are looking at helping our citizens reach an even higher level of self-

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real superheroes? GAL volunteers By linda wiggins

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton were not superheroes, but the money they appear on is, lessening the horror for children plucked from their homes for their safety, sometimes in the middle of the night, and then trotted through the court system. The second annual Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Superhero Run will take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, where adults, children and families can dress up as their favorite superheroes and walk or run to raise awareness and money to help GALs serve childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Friends of Children of Brevard is a nonprofit auxiliary group that purchases items and services not included in the Brevard County courtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budget to create a sense of normalcy for the abused, neglected or abandoned children. Organizers hope to surpass the $10,000 raised last year. Each year, hundreds of Brevard Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children are removed from their homes and placed under the Dependency Court as the result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Each child is assigned a volunteer advocate called a GAL. When these advocates have a child with an unmet need, they call upon Friends for help with almost anything: a bed, a bike, a pair of shoes or a school uniform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This helps to bring a sense of normalcy to their disrupted lives,â&#x20AC;? said Patricia Williams, event coordinator and GAL spokesperson. The real superheroes are the GAL volunteers, none of whom consider themselves such, according to Williams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They leap tall obstacles in a single bound, cut through red tape with their Xray vision, and speed through challenges like a bullet,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are the most humble, most willing to give of themselves, and the least interested in recognition of any kind.â&#x20AC;? Brevardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Superhero Run last year

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SpaceCoast boomers Local boomerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream Appalachian Trail hike becomes reality By angela Smith

For nearly her entire life, Melbourne resident Jenny Gessler dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail. But life had gotten in her way and her dream was put to the side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About a year ago I thought, Why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I doing that if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want to do. So, I thought about it over and over and decided to just go ahead and do it, â&#x20AC;? she said. In late October, at the age of 53, Gessler began making her lifelong dream a reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not getting any younger, I already have arthritis and herniated discs in my back, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to look back on my life and wish I wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done it,â&#x20AC;? Gessler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not in the best of shape, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not the youngest person, but you know you can still do this and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do it in my own way at my own pace,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But hopefully, what people will take away from it is that you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put off something any longer, so do it now because one day youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wake up and feel like you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it.â&#x20AC;? Gessler, who happens to be the executive director of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center in Melbourne, began telling friends, volunteers and co-workers about the hike. One thing led to another and her dream became a benefit with people cheering her on from across the county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They kept on saying you need to do this for the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center and do it for a cause,â&#x20AC;? Gessler said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which is a lot of pressure. But I decided to do it because I thought it would be a good way to get a lot of people involved and teach them more about the center, the women in need who are in our shelter and about living your dreams.â&#x20AC;? Within just two weeks of publicly announcing her â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk for a cause,â&#x20AC;? it had already raised more than $1,100 of

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Jenny Gessler takes a break at Blue Mountain Shelter during her phase one of six hikes that will include nine miles in eight days. Gessler hiked Springer Mountain in Georgia to begin the journey. pledge money that would benefit the center in many ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly amazing what people will do and are capable of,â&#x20AC;? Gessler said of the support. A week later, the hike began. For eight days, Gessler, whose hiking and camping buddies included her husband and sister-in-law, began the first of six phases Senior life Courtesy of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (one they will Jenny Gessler complete each fall) that will cover the entire trail, which extends through 14 states, beginning in Georgia and ending in Maine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was challenging to say the least,â&#x20AC;? said Gessler of the first-phase experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned that I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the fastest person on the ground and most of the people who were there were younger than me,â&#x20AC;? she continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I learned that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about going the fastest, but just doing it and challenging yourself, setting a goal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and enjoying the journey. It was wonderful.â&#x20AC;? For more information about Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk for a Cause,â&#x20AC;? visit womenscenter inbrevard.org/donate/jennys-walk-forwomen.html or call 321-242-3110. SL

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail Meet local author, David Miller, who will recount the joys and trials of his 146 day thru-hike of 2,172 miles of unforgettable scenery, rain, pain and friendships along the Appalachian Trail. A copy of his first book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;AWOL on the Appalachian Trail,â&#x20AC;? will be offered as a door prize. Where: Mims-Scottsmoor Library 3615 Lionel Rd., Mims 321-264-5080.

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Physicians build a family, medical practices and spectacular sandcastles together By linda S. HumpHrey

Dr. Brian Ziegler specializes in orthopaedics. His wife, Dr. Cynthia Halcin is board certified in dermatology. They affectionately refer to themselves as “Skin and Bones.” Occupying offices adjacent to each other in Murrell Professional Park, 830 Executive Lane in Rockledge, the pair met at a student barbecue at Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania in the late 1980s. Ziegler had heard that among the students was a former beauty pageant winner: Miss Minnesota in a USA World contest. “So, who is this ‘Miss Minnesota’ and how can I meet her?” he asked someone. Halcin’s plans had not originally included being at Jefferson. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical at a university in Minnesota, she was contacted by a new modeling agency in New York to model for magazines. When her modeling stint ended, she said she was drawn into the medical arena. “I was going back into engineering, but found that too dry for me,” Halcin said. “Because of my modeling experience, I had developed a keen eye and chose to enter dermatology. I felt I would be good at detecting problems that could be treated.” The couple dated all through medical school, marrying in 1995. They were contemplating a move that would allow for good fishing, life outdoors and eventually lots of sand. They settled in a home on Merritt Island. The couple and their three children love spending time camping. Halcin is very involved with Girl Scouts, while Ziegler finds time for guitar lessons and earning a black belt in tae kwon do. One annual activity they enjoy as a family is building sandcastles at Longboat Key. The couple’s children, Courteney, Matt and Sierra look forward to the annual packing of the sand. “I ordered online a book with an instructional DVD that included a tool kit. There is a lot of hard packing of the sand. One of our greatest creations was about 6-feet tall,” Ziegler said. “It’s three days of manual labor.” Ziegler is the president of the Florida Orthopaedic Society, past president of the Brevard County Medical Society and he recently completed six years as Florida Councilor to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He shares his Rockledge office with Dr. Lawrence Robinson. To contact Ziegler, call Orthopaedics of Brevard at 321-639-2551. Call Halcin at Dermatology Institute of Brevard at 321-394-8000.

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Glaucoma and Cataracts ADVANCEMENTS IN SURGICAL EYE TREATMENTS By Regine Pappas, MD Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries images from the retina to the brain so we can see. In glaucoma, eye pressure plays a role in damaging the delicate nerve fibers of the optic nerve. When a significant number of nerve fibers are damaged, blind spots develop in the field of vision. If untreated, it may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness. Once nerve damage and visual loss occur, it is permanent. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. The most common form of treatment for Glaucoma is medications that can safely be used to control it over a period of time. For most advanced cases, surgery is another treatment modality. Modern glaucoma surgery, including lasers, is usually successful for many patients. Glaucoma surgery can also be combined with cataract removal, all done at the same time. Some recent state-of-the-art surgical advancements include: Canaloplasty (pronounced KahNAL-oh-plas-tee) is a new interventional treatment for glaucoma that gives many people hope of saving the vision they have and a chance to keep from going blind. The result is that it can reduce pressure in the eye by nearly 40%, and many glaucoma patients no longer need medications. The canaloplasty procedure is available alone or concurrent with cataract extraction (phacocanaloplasty) to reduce eye pressure and the number of glaucoma eye medications used by patients. It is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-penetratingâ&#x20AC;? surgical procedure that does not require a fistula creation nor result in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;blebâ&#x20AC;? like traditional trabeculectomy surgery. Insertion of a micro-catheter will enlarge your eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main drainage channel and other natural outflow channels by injecting a sterile, gellike material while passing the catheter. After the drainage channel is made larger, the micro-catheter is removed and a suture is placed within the canal system and suture tension within this system controls eye pressure. Dr. Pappas is a board certified Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon and Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist. She is the first ophthalmologist in Florida to perform canaloplasty. Dr. Pappas is among an elite group of experienced glaucoma specialists in the country performing this highly specialized procedure, and is the only one in Brevard County to have performed hundreds of canaloplasty surgeries. Because of her successful canaloplasty results, Dr. Pappas and the Pinnacle Eye Center petitioned

the CMS Regional Director in 2008 to approve canaloplasty for Florida Medicare reimbursement. By early 2009 canaloplasty was a covered Medicare procedure for Florida patients. Due to her efforts and those of other interventional ophthalmologists across the US and Europe, their passion for the procedure combined with excellent clinical results, canaloplasty has achieved Category I status and nationwide Medicare reimbursement. We advocate on behalf of our patients on a case-by-case basis with other individual insurance carriers. Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT), a new unique laser treatment using a specific laser delivering laser energy in short microbursts resulting in same or better pressure lowering as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) or Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) but with less eye tissue damage. Similarly, Dr. Pappas about six years ago pioneered the introduction of the Express Mini-Shunt advanced Glaucoma surgery to patients in our community. This procedure is now performed routinely. The Express Mini-Shunt is a device that is available as an alternate to traditional glaucoma filtering (Trabeculectomy) surgery. It allows the doctor to provide the patient with a reduction of pressure and a reduction of medications required after the procedure. Cataracts are the clouding of the eye's lens, like a window that is "fogged" with steam. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision becomes blurry. Cataracts are not a growth or a film and do not have to be ripe to be removed. Cataracts start out small and have little effect on vision at first. As the cataract grows, it clouds more of the lens. Typical symptoms include painless blurring of vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors, frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions. Currently, there are no medications, eye drops, exercises or glasses that will cause cataracts to disappear. If cataracts don't interfere with your lifestyle, you may decide not to do anything about them. When they do begin to interfere with daily activities, they can be treated surgically. The most common type of cataract surgery performed in the United States is phacoemulsification, usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. During this surgery, the Eye M.D. makes a tiny incision through which he or she removes the cloudy natural lens. When the cataract is removed, the surgeon will replace it with a clear plastic intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Sutures might be used, in certain instances. Usually the wound is self-sealing. Cataract extraction surgery includes a revolutionary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind. A new family of multifocal implant lenses (IOL) like Technis, Crystalens,

Verisyse & Toric offer a breakthrough in vision surgery. Some of these lenses have been uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up close, far away and in-between â&#x20AC;&#x201D; giving cataract patients their best chance ever to live free of glasses. Additionally, Astigmatism can be corrected with the Toric lens. For details and resources on glaucoma or any eye care services, call the Pinnacle Eye Center at 321-2554949 or visit their website at www.PinnacleEyeCenter.com.

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Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala. By ellen CommonS-Harrell

If you’re reading this newspaper right now, the world likely did not end on Dec. 21, 2012. The Mayan calendar, set in stone, between roughly 250 through 900 AD came to an end, but at press time we were hoping this only meant they ran out of room on their tablets. Doomsayers said the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelations and the Chinese oracle of IChing all pointed to that specific date as the end of civilization. Nostradamus had predicted catastrophe several times in his writings Most of those dates have passed us by, thankfully, but modern day technology with The Web Bot Project came up with the same Mayan date for the end of the world. Developed in late 1995 to assist in making stock market predictions, it uses a system of spiders to crawl the Internet and search for keywords or programs, much like a search engine does. Y2K doomsday people had stocked up on food, water, guns and ammunition, only to have just a small computer glitch occur. Some people handle the doomsday news by going into debt as much as possible beforehand. Others hoard food and water for the end of time. If you have ever seen Doomsday Preppers on television, you know it as a sad version of what people do when there is a threat of doomsday. Some people promote the idea of the end of time for commercial enterprises. The Mayans were evidently very intelligent people because they made a wonderful calendar to follow by watching the sun and the stars. According to “Ancient Aliens,” they disappeared in a spaceship, we know better. Logically, they had to have gone off and left their homes to find a life elsewhere, but their culture remains intermixed with the Mexican and Spanish people today. Recent archeological findings reveal that the Mayans did not predict the end of time with their calendar. They simply ran out of stone in their calendar room. We hope. We cannot possibly know everything that has happened here on earth from the beginning of time, nor can we predict the future. Biblical scholars insist that any end of the world or the second coming of Christ will not be known in advance.

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All the botched end-of-the-world predictions have taught us one thing: All we can possibly do is to live our lives and be happy with the life that we have here on earth. It may not be perfect, but what is? For more information on Dec. 21, 2012 – or to stock up on end-of-world supplies for the next doomsday if this one, too, was botched – go to december212012.com. SL

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ for Colonel Lee Wyatt By maria Sonnenberg

It was time for the annual Christmas theatrical production at Indian River Colony Club, and retired Army Col. Lee Wyatt was channeling the character of George Bailey, the hero of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Wyatt has a special affinity for the play, for, indeed, his own life has been wonderful. “It’s been an unusual career, because I spent so much time in academia while in the service,” Wyatt said. A native of Biloxi, Wyatt is a Mississippi boy who was in ROTC in college during the 1960s. The Army thoughtfully deferred his requirements until 1973, after he obtained an advanced degree in history. “I had no idea what I was going to do when I went to college, but a couple of history courses turned me into history,” Wyatt said. The degree came in very handy during several tours of duty as a faculty member at West Point Military Academy. “It’s a little unusual for someone who had not graduated from West Point to serve in the faculty,” Wyatt said. “If you are not a cadet, you can’t understand how the

Academy works. For me, it was an eye-opening experience. It’s grueling and also steeped in history. It was very rewarding for me because of the high quality of the students there.” Of the 30 years Wyatt spent in the Army, two decades were devoted to teaching world history and European history electives as associate professor and deputy head of the department of history at West Point. “As a faculty member, I interacted with cadets who would go on to become future leaders in the Army,” Wyatt said. “A lot of the cadets I taught became the young officers who led troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. We’ve remained very close to these cadets and their families, even though I’ve been retired 10 years.” West Point wasn’t all for Wyatt, who also served stints in Europe, Israel, Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador, as well as at the Pentagon back home. “General Norman Schwarzkopf was my boss while I was at the Pentagon,” Wyatt said. “He was a two-star general back then, but always quite a

character.” Wyatt’s PhD in history was again put to work after his retirement from the Army. A member of the history faculty at Brevard Community College, Wyatt currently teaches four courses in American history. “It is a totally different group of students, but one that is so appreciative,” he said. Arguably his nicest job was at the University of Hawaii from 1999 to 2011. During those years, Wyatt would summer in the land of hula to teach military and world history at the University of Hawaii. Wyatt is the author of “The Industrial Revolution,” a scholarly monograph on the subject, as well as a multitude of magazine articles, journals, book reviews and conference papers on military, American and world history. As if being a soldier scholar was not interesting enough, Wyatt has an additional ace up his sleeve. He and his wife, Pat, are professional DJs. “We got started in the mid-1990s on a lark, but it got to be so we would be working as DJs almost every weekend,” he said. SL

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health & wellness Special Enrollement Period rules Dear Lynne: Thank you for the information about Medicare Open Enrollment and the SHINE Program. Luckily, I was able to fit in an appointment with a SHINE counselor and received a personal plan comparison. However, could you tell me more about the Special Enrollment Periods with Medicare? —Busy Betty

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Dear Busy Betty: Hello again! As I briefly covered in response to your last letter, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage Plan and Medicare prescription drug coverage when certain events occur in your life. These opportunities to make changes are called Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs). Each SEP has rules about when you can make changes and the type of changes you can make. So, let’s look at some of these in more detail. In most cases, you must stay enrolled in your plan for the calendar year starting the date your coverage begins. However, changes to your residency or address may qualify you for an SEP. This could mean you moved to a new address that is not in your current plan’s service area; you could have moved back to the United States after living abroad; or you may have just moved into or out of an institution like a skilled nursing facility or a long-term care hospital or been released from a correctional facility. A unique opportunity to make changes may also be presented when you move to a new address within your plan’s same service area, but there are now new or expanded plan options offered for the new location. If you are thinking about relocating, a SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor can help you to identify what plans and options may be available in the new location. An SEP may also be granted when you experience involuntary changes to your coverage. For example, if you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, you no longer have coverage from your employer or union, you involuntarily lost other creditable drug coverage (coverage as good as or better than Medicare) through no fault of your own, or your coverage may change and is no longer creditable. Another occasion when you can make changes to your health and drug coverage include when you become eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Also, if you qualify for Extra Help, also called the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), you may join, switch, or drop your prescription drug coverage at any time. Within the first 12 months you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, after dropping your Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan, you can drop the Advantage plan and return to original Medicare. If you were enrolled in a Special Needs Plan (SNP) and no longer have the qualifying disabling condition or you lost Medicaid coverage, you will have the opportunity to change because you no longer have the condition or Medicaid that qualifies you for the special needs plan. Fairly new to Medicare is the 5-Star Special Enrollment Period, which allows you to switch to a Medicare Advantage plan that has 5 stars for its overall plan rating. This SEP applies to all Medicare beneficiaries and lasts from Dec. 8 through Nov. 30. Unfortunately, using the information from member satisfaction surveys, plans, and health care providers, Medicare has been unable to give any Florida plan an overall performance rating of 5 stars. These ratings are updated each fall and can change each year. Medicare has developed a publication with more detailed information on enrollment periods, including who can sign up, when you can sign up, and how the timing can affect your costs. To access Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods, go to www.medicare.gov. In the right hand corner of the home page, locate the “Help and Resources” menu. Within this menu you will find the link to “Publications.” Search for the publication titled Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods or the CMS Product Number 11219 to download or read a copy of this publication. You can also call Medicare at 1-800MEDICARE and request that a copy be mailed to you.

SHINE counselors are trained to assist you throughout open and special enrollment periods. SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families, and caregivers. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in partnership with the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging. In Brevard, our Area Agency on Aging is the Senior Resource Alliance located in Orlando. To contact a SHINE counselor for unbiased assistance with your search for the best plan, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-963-5337. Brevard County SHINE presently has nine offices located throughout the county but may be able to assist you over the phone. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lynne column to answer, please write or email Lynne at Senior Life and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lynne can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing jill@myseniorlife.com, or by calling 321-242-1235.

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Friday, Jan. 4 • All Day Life Line Screenings: Preventive Health Screenings Parrish Medical Center is pleased to present the Life Line Screening preventive health program. Get any vascular screening for just $60. Get all 5 screenings for $149. Parrish Healthcare Center in Port St. John Pre-registration is required. To register, go to LifeLineScreening.com or call 1-800-690-6313. Wednesday, Jan. 9 • 7 p.m. Seminar on Poisonous Plants Mr. Joe Walter, livestock extension agent, UF All seminars are open to the public and free of charge. Register at brevardequineseminars.eventbrite.com UF/IFAS/Brevard County Extension 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 321-633-1702 Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blood donation Please take time to help a patient who needs blood by donating at Big Red Bus. Florida’s Blood Center will be giving all mobile donors a Fandango movie vouchers and other thank you tokens as well.

Holmes Regional Medical Center Monday, Jan. 21 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MLK Day 2013 Celebration and Health Fair Everyone is invited...come learn about health services and resources available in your community. Free health screenings offered during the event. Sponsored by St. James AME Church, North Brevard Parks and Recreation and North Brevard NAACP. Isaac Campbell Park 701 South St., Titusville. 321-268-6110 Operation Medicine Cabinet (On Going Service) Is a professional, comprehensive, public safety and environmental awareness program designed to prevent the misuse and abuse of unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications, and keep them out of communities’ water supplies. Brevard County Sheriff’s Department (drop off site) South Precinct Office 1515 Sarno Rd. Melbourne 321-264-5201

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School children honor lost peers By linda WigginS

Boomer Rob Medina held Disciple Christian Academy students spellbound at a Dec. 17 prayer vigil. He urged them to release the fear theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d held on to since hearing about the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. He asked instead for them to pray for the first responders to the tragedy so they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take the horror of what they saw on the scene home with them to their families. Medina and the students are on the same page. The community relations director for U.S. Rep Bill Posey is a former Marine, and the students have adopted homeless veterans of the Volunteers of America Supportive Housing for Veterans facility in Cocoa, many of whom have taken trauma from the battlefields to the homes they have now lost. Students spend their own extracurricular time volunteering to impart â&#x20AC;&#x153;abundance mentalityâ&#x20AC;? teaching from Stephen Coveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People,â&#x20AC;? to give to others without hope of gain. Rather than have a planned awards ceremony, students opted instead to honor fallen fellow students and their teachers. They held up hearts theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d decorated with each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name as a teacher read a scripture on coping with grief for each one, and lit a candle. Character building and business behavior skills are a key factor at the Christ-centered Disciple Christian Academy. The school is the only private magnet school focusing on

business and leadership education. The students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many low-income and on scholarships â&#x20AC;&#x201C; learn that economic independence is the key that turns poverty to abundance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to produce students out of high school who are ready to start their own businesses, who have the life skills to balance a check book and bid on a contract,â&#x20AC;? said Dave Borst, Ph.D., school founder, â&#x20AC;&#x153;as well as enter a skilled trade or go on to higher education to compete in professional careers.â&#x20AC;? The academy uses the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, one of the top private school plans in the world, teaching students at their own pace according to their own leaning styles. The grade three-through-12 school will add a VPK-through-grade-two component in the coming months. Located across the street from Tropical Elementary and Jefferson Middle schools, DCA will offer characterbuilding, Bible-based and business-

management enrichment activities before and after school. The school is in preparations to pick up students should the proposed closure of Gardendale Elementary come to pass. The large campus at 1270 N. Courtenay Parkway will be shared by Christian Faith University (CFU), which offers associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Above: DCA teacher Kenneth Borst helps student Jadiel Bari hold up the name of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student while a candle is lit, at what was to be his student awards ceremony. Left: Disciple Christian Academy students Israel and Jadiel Bari paint posters to show veterans their appreciation, part of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Habitsâ&#x20AC;? volunteer project.

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January Thursday, Jan. 3 — 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934

Thursday, Jan. 24 - 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assoc. meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934

Thursday, Jan. 10 – 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934

Thursday, Jan. 31 – 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assoc. meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934

Tuesday, Jan. 15 – 12 p.m., Military Officers Luncheon. Speaker: Astronaut Winston E. Scott, retired Navy Captain. The Tides, 101 N. A1A, Patrick AFB. Joe Oblack, 321-453-2947

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Glaucoma and Cataracts ADVANCEMENTS IN SURGICAL EYE TREATMENTS By Regine Pappas, MD Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries images from the retina to the brain so we can see. In glaucoma, eye pressure plays a role in damaging the delicate nerve fibers of the optic nerve. When a significant number of nerve fibers are damaged, blind spots develop in the field of vision. If untreated, it may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness. Once nerve damage and visual loss occur, it is permanent. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. The most common form of treatment for Glaucoma is medications that can safely be used to control it over a period of time. For most advanced cases, surgery is another treatment modality. Modern glaucoma surgery, including lasers, is usually successful for many patients. Glaucoma surgery can also be combined with cataract removal, all done at the same time. Some recent state-of-the-art surgical advancements include: Canaloplasty (pronounced KahNAL-oh-plas-tee) is a new interventional treatment for glaucoma that gives many people hope of saving the vision they have and a chance to keep from going blind. The result is that it can reduce pressure in the eye by nearly 40%, and many glaucoma patients no longer need medications. The canaloplasty procedure is available alone or concurrent with cataract extraction (phacocanaloplasty) to reduce eye pressure and the number of glaucoma eye medications used by patients. It is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-penetratingâ&#x20AC;? surgical procedure that does not require a fistula creation nor result in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;blebâ&#x20AC;? like traditional trabeculectomy surgery. Insertion of a micro-catheter will enlarge your eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main drainage channel and other natural outflow channels by injecting a sterile, gellike material while passing the catheter. After the drainage channel is made larger, the micro-catheter is removed and a suture is placed within the canal system and suture tension within this system controls eye pressure. Dr. Pappas is a board certified Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon and Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist. She is the first ophthalmologist in Florida to perform canaloplasty. Dr. Pappas is among an elite group of experienced glaucoma specialists in the country performing this highly specialized procedure, and is the only one in Brevard County to have performed hundreds of canaloplasty surgeries. Because of her successful canaloplasty results, Dr. Pappas and the Pinnacle Eye Center petitioned

the CMS Regional Director in 2008 to approve canaloplasty for Florida Medicare reimbursement. By early 2009 canaloplasty was a covered Medicare procedure for Florida patients. Due to her efforts and those of other interventional ophthalmologists across the US and Europe, their passion for the procedure combined with excellent clinical results, canaloplasty has achieved Category I status and nationwide Medicare reimbursement. We advocate on behalf of our patients on a case-by-case basis with other individual insurance carriers. Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT), a new unique laser treatment using a specific laser delivering laser energy in short microbursts resulting in same or better pressure lowering as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) or Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) but with less eye tissue damage. Similarly, Dr. Pappas about six years ago pioneered the introduction of the Express Mini-Shunt advanced Glaucoma surgery to patients in our community. This procedure is now performed routinely. The Express Mini-Shunt is a device that is available as an alternate to traditional glaucoma filtering (Trabeculectomy) surgery. It allows the doctor to provide the patient with a reduction of pressure and a reduction of medications required after the procedure. Cataracts are the clouding of the eye's lens, like a window that is "fogged" with steam. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision becomes blurry. Cataracts are not a growth or a film and do not have to be ripe to be removed. Cataracts start out small and have little effect on vision at first. As the cataract grows, it clouds more of the lens. Typical symptoms include painless blurring of vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors, frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions. Currently, there are no medications, eye drops, exercises or glasses that will cause cataracts to disappear. If cataracts don't interfere with your lifestyle, you may decide not to do anything about them. When they do begin to interfere with daily activities, they can be treated surgically. The most common type of cataract surgery performed in the United States is phacoemulsification, usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. During this surgery, the Eye M.D. makes a tiny incision through which he or she removes the cloudy natural lens. When the cataract is removed, the surgeon will replace it with a clear plastic intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Sutures might be used, in certain instances. Usually the wound is self-sealing. Cataract extraction surgery includes a revolutionary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind. A new family of multifocal implant lenses (IOL) like Technis, Crystalens,

Verisyse & Toric offer a breakthrough in vision surgery. Some of these lenses have been uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up close, far away and in-between â&#x20AC;&#x201D; giving cataract patients their best chance ever to live free of glasses. Additionally, Astigmatism can be corrected with the Toric lens. For details and resources on glaucoma or any eye care services, call the Pinnacle Eye Center at 321-2554949 or visit their website at www.PinnacleEyeCenter.com.

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