COA Vision Blog

Last month, Dr. Orlando was chosen to participate in a Johnson and Johnson new product trial. As a company, Johnson and Johnson has been receiving feedback from their customers who want their products to be created without the use of animal bi-products. They value their customers’ feedback and are making changes to fit social expectations. Because Dr. Orlando is a skilled and proven ophthalmologist, and has worked with Johnson and Johnson many times in the past, he was chosen to test a new synthetic product that is free of any animal products. The new product is a type of viscoelastic, a fluid used in cataract surgery. Dr. Orlando is one of the leading ophthalmologists and has performed thousand of cataract surgeries in his lifetime, so this new product trial was a great fit and experience for everyone involved.


In the operating room, there were representatives from Johnson and Johnson as well as Dr. Orlando. The product trial they performed is called a Double Blinded Study (no pun intended!). There were 20 samples which were marked with numerical identifiers on them. No one in the room know which product was which. After the trial was complete, the study coordinator would analyze the results and determine the likeness of the new synthetic product to the current non-synthetic product. This meant that Dr. Orlando had to perform 20 cataract surgeries on synthetic eyes; 10 of the samples used the new viscoelastic product and the other 10 used the older version of the material.


After each cataract surgery, Dr. Orlando would share his feedback with the Johnson and Johnson staff. He give them information about the ease of use, the qualities of the product that he liked or disliked, and whether it was similar to the current product.


We are honored and thrilled to have relationships like ours with Johnson and Johnson. The world is ever-changing, as is the world of technology and medicine. Our physicians are some of the best in their field and love sharing their knowledge to help make the world a better place, whether it’s for our patients or for thousands of people who will be using products, from companies like Johnson and Johnson. You can rest in knowing that our physicians are highly valued in their profession and have your best interest in mind!


Today’s patient testimonial comes from Mr. Howard Wright. Howard was referred to our practice by Dr. Pittser in the Washington Courthouse area. He was suffering from severe cataracts, as well as astigmatism, and had blurred vision at every distance. There wasn’t a part of his life that wasn’t affected by his inability to see clearly. He had a growing difficultly with driving and light sensitivity. While he had worn prescription glasses, they were only masking the true problem. That’s when Howard and his doctor made the decision to not update his prescription and instead contacted Dr. Litzinger to talk to Howard about cataract surgery. Howard’s wife, Elizabeth, was a patient of Dr. Litzinger’s and had a wonderful experience. So the decision was very easy for Howard. After speaking with Dr. Litzinger, he decided to have cataract surgery. He knew he would have to wear readers, but that didn’t bother Howard at all. As long as he would be able to see clearly most of the time, he would be happy again.

Howard recently had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Litzinger and was given a glowing review! Howard no longer needs glasses for daily activities. His farsightedness and astigmatism are gone, and aside from needing mild reading glasses, his vision is 20/20. Dr. Litzinger also told him that his intermediate range is better than 20/20!

Howard and Elizabeth both expressed sincere gratitude to Dr. Litzinger for the amazing work he did restoring their vision. They trusted him from the beginning and are so grateful to be able to live their lives with their best sight ever. Thank you Howard and Elizabeth for trusting us to take care of you and your eyesight!


Howard and Elizabeth Wright. Happy patients of Dr. Litzinger!
Howard and Elizabeth Wright. Happy patients of Dr. Litzinger!

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It is almost spring. Technically, it is spring but it feels like it’s January in Central Ohio! We are looking forward to many spring days ahead with warmer weather, getting to enjoy the outdoors, and seeing more sunshine. Since winter is hanging on so tight, it has pushed allergy season back until Mother Nature decides to move forward. For now, we have our April Eye Care Tips to share with you, tips that are not related to the weather but are filled with things you can do and control to help you manage your vision. Following these eye care tips will help you in the long term to keep your vision in tact as long as possible. Cheers to good health, friends!

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