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Publisher’s Word: Myopia Can Be Managed, Its Growth Slowed, or Stopped

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Things change, and very fast. The world’s technological advances help humanity in many good ways, but there are side effects.

For example, the invention of the cell phone was formidable, as well as the arrival of the tablet. It allows us to communicate at anytime and anywhere. Unfortunately, the time we spend a great deal of time viewing the screens. Because of this, adolescents and children develop Myopia and in others, their Myopia worsens. 

That is why Dr. Luis Navarro, an optometric glaucoma specialist and owner of Edinburg Vision Center, alerts all parents to limit their children’s time on their phones and tablets.

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So many children and adolescents are being diagnosed with Myopia. Dr. Navarro says that this is dangerous because Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long, or the cornea and lens of the eye are curved relative to the eyeball’s size. A myopic eye focuses images in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina, resulting in blurry distant vision. If a patient is not attended to in time, Myopia worsens.

Edinburg Vision Center acquired the technology to help people with Myopia. The treatment is 60% effective and can stop or postpone the growth of Myopia.  Because children spend so much more time on the net, this is an excellent article on this issue!

The Topping Off Ceremony for Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley, currently being built in Edinburg, was held November 10.  This is Driscoll’s latest milestone in bringing the best pediatric healthcare possible to the children of the RGV.  The ceremony celebrated placing the last steel beam on the building, which is expected to open in late 2023, and to be the first freestanding children’s hospital in Rio Grande Valley

Matt Wolthoff, President of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley said, “The Topping Off Ceremony is a time-honored tradition in the construction industry. We are happy to be at this point in the building process and we are eager to open the doors of our new hospital to the Valley’s children.”

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“The entire Rio Grande Valley is looking forward to having a comprehensive free-standing children’s hospital here at home. The overwhelming support we are receiving from our community is incredibly inspiring,” said Wolthoff. Read the full story inside.

On October 28, the UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine’s first White Coat ceremony, held at the Harlingen Convention Center, introduced the 27 students of the Class of 2026. Students in the inaugural cohort donned their white coats for the first time marking their official participation as student-doctors.

Dr. Javier La Fontaine, dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine, said seeing the first class of future podiatrists trained in Texas is a historic moment for the Rio Grande Valley. More details inside.

Thanks to a number of recent upgrades to Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville’s cardiac catheterization lab, their cardiologists have more tools than ever to help care for the region’s cardiac patients.

Dr. Fadi Alfayoumi, a cardiologist and medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab said, “The more than $2.5 million worth of upgrades to Valley Baptist-Brownsville’s cardiac catheterization lab include a full renovation and upgrade to imaging equipment, and an expansion that will allow cardiac specialists at Valley Baptist to soon perform more specialized procedures to benefit patients.” Read more inside.


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