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Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs
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Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs

Expert : Robert Abel Jr., MD
The Wizard of Eyes shares answers to his most frequently asked questions. ... read more
Updates in the Latest Epidemics & Vaccines
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Updates in the Latest Epidemics & Vaccines

Expert : Omar A. Khan, MD, MHS, FAAFP
What's with the Zika virus? ... read more
KAMRA Inlay: New Tool for Restoring Vision
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Learn about this new tool in refractive surgery. ... read more
Evolving Role of the Ophthalmic Technician
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Why are ophthalmic technicians a necessity in the vision world? ... read more
Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs
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Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs

Expert : Robert Abel Jr., MD
The Wizard of Eyes shares answers to his most frequently asked questions. ... read more
The Eye of the Visual Artist
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The Eye of the Visual Artist

Expert : Adam Abel, Artist
How can you use art to enhance your life? ... read more
Diabetes & Eye Problems
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Diabetes & Eye Problems

Expert : Robert Abel Jr., MD
If you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk for a variety of eye problems. ... read more
Finding the Right Contact Lenses for You
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Finding the Right Contact Lenses for You

Expert : Paul Kuhwald, FCLSA
Find relief from the overwhelming multitude of contact lens options. ... read more
Overcoming Autism with Music
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Overcoming Autism with Music

Expert : Sevy Phalangas, Composer
Learn about the benefits of music for those with autism. ... read more
Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs
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Ask the Wizard: Dr. Abel Responds to FAQs

Expert : Robert Abel Jr., MD
The Wizard of Eyes shares answers to his most frequently asked questions. ... read more

Host Bio

Dr. Robert Abel Jr. MD Dr. Abel earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1969, completed his ophthalmology residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and was a Cornea Fellow at the University of Florida. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Abel is a former Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He founded multiple eye banks, has taught internationally on numerous subjects and done medical mission work. Dr. Abel has done active research on corneal transplants, corneal pathology, contact lenses and drugs as they relate to the eye and, holds two patents on artificial corneas, and has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Honor Award.

Dr. Abel is the author of the popular new book, "The Eye Care Revolution," which teaches patients how to treat and reverse common vision problems. He has formulated vitamins, been a consultant to numerous nutritional corporations and has been seen on PBS, the Discovery Channel and invited to speak at the Royal College of Physicians in London. In his spare time, he practices Tai-Chi, and studies alternative medicine systems.

Show Information

Dr. Robert Abel Jr. talks about many of the important and unrecognized parts of our visual system which we so often take for granted. The show covers the usual common ocular disorders with an East/West approach to both prevention and therapy. The eye-brain connection is presented with information about memory retention, Alzheimer's, the myopia epidemic, and many more subjects. Dr. Abel discusses how the eye and vision are connected with remote parts of the body including your gut flora, musculoskeletal system, blood pressure, drugs and lifestyle. practical and simple health tips.

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