Dr. Maria Richman, OD, FAAO

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Macular Degeneration Can Be Helped With Low Vision Services

February is Low Vision Awareness month. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50? The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimated 1.8 million people have AMD in another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. It occurs […]

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Vision Awareness Girl Scout Patch

Girl Scout Activities for Save Your Vision Month in March

March is “National Save Your Vision Month” and now Girl Scouts in New Jersey can earn a Patch while focusing on eye healthand good vision practices. Interested in earning a Vision Awareness Patch? Check out what you need to do below: 1. The first requirement is to visit an Optometrist’s office (You can find one […]

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February is Age Related Macular Degeneration + Low Vision Awareness Month

Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50? The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimated 1.8 million people have AMD in another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. It occurs mostly in caucasians, women more so […]

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Dr. Maria Richman (far right) with the NJSOP staff at the Breast Cancer 3-day walk in 2009

The Optometrist’s Role in Breast Cancer Treatment & Management

October is breast cancer awareness month. Women with a history of breast cancer are routinely checked with mammograms and ultrasounds but they should also routinely visit their optometrist. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. The incidence of breast cancer is increasing especially in developed world. It is classified as the second most […]

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October is breast cancer awareness month. Women with a history of breast cancer are routinely checked with mammograms and ultrasounds but they should also routinely visit their optometrist.

A comprehensive eye exam should not be overlooked in the breast cancer population.  Some forms of breast cancers can metastasize to the eye.  An optometrist can detected much through a dilated retinal exam, including any tumors or vascular abnormalities.  If a metastasis is discovered, the patient would be referred to an ocular oncologist who would […]

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