Articles, Publications & Press Releases

Articles, Publications & Press Releases

North Suburban Eye Specialists Welcomes Dr. Kanakamedala

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We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Priyanka Kanakamedala who will be joining North Suburban Eye Specialists on November 1, 2021! Dr. Kanakamedala earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After an internship year at MacNeal Hospital, she completed her ophthalmology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and served as chief resident her final year. Her cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellowship was at the University of...

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The North Suburban Eye Specialists’ Top Doctors of 2020

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Congratulations to all the North Suburban physicians who were nominated and selected as a Top Doctor in the annual Minnesota Monthly Magazine! Our local physicians were nominated by their peers and have been recognized for their professional expertise as a Top Doctor of 2020. We’re proud to have each of these doctors as part of our team! Pictured left to right: Dr. Eggimann, Dr. Peterson, Dr. Axelson, Dr. Lobanoff, Dr. Folden, Dr. Kalil, Dr. Hammond  

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Dr. Axelson is New President of The Minnesota Optometric Association

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Dr. Axelson was officially sworn in as President of The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) during their Annual Meeting on February 28, 2020. She has served on the MOA board since 2014 and has been a member of the organization since 2001. The MOA has approximately 500 member doctors of optometry around the state and is a voluntary organization committed to enhancing eye health care for all Minnesotans through continuing education, legislative and advocacy efforts, and community service. The MOA, a non-profit affiliation, is committed to...

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Annual Regions Hospital School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology Continuing Education Meeting

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This past weekend two of our technicians – Mike and Ashley – were a part of the Annual Regions Hospital School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology Continuing Education Meeting. Over 50 participants listened as they spoke on a panel about how we perform corneal cross linking and Dr. Lobanoff’s experience with Contura. It was an awesome experience, and Mike and Ashley had a great time!  

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Cataract Surgery in Patients with Diabetes

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Our very own retina specialist, Scott Peterson, DO, co-authored an article on cataract surgery and management strategy in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As a fellowship trained and board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Peterson specializes in the medical management of retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and other retinal disorders. Read an excerpt below, and follow the link to learn more: “Cataract surgery is a common and safe procedure, but can be associated with vision-threatening...

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Glasses No Longer Allowed in Passport Photos

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  Effective November 1st, 2016, people applying for a new passport must take off their glasses before their picture is taken. Within the past year, there were more than 200,000 passport photos submitted of such poor quality that they did not pass government standards. What was the number one reason? Glasses. Lenses cause shadows and glares on the face that can make someone almost unrecognizable, which ultimately makes the passport deemed useless. With 20 million passport applications expected to come through the State Department this...

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North Suburban Eye Specialists Introduces AMO Symfony IOL

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Recently, Dr. Lobanoff became the first surgeon at North Suburban Eye Specialists to use the new AMO Symfony IOL, the latest addition to the TECNIS® Family of IOLs. Approved in July 2016, AMO Symfony IOL are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also minimizing the symptoms of presbyopia by helping patients focus on near objects. During a cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or...

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David Folden, MD named a Top Doctor in ‘Rising Stars’ by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

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Congratulations to David Folden, MD for being named in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s annual listing of Rising Stars for the third year in a row! MSP Mag listed 383 Docs in 43 different specialties to watch in 2017, with Dr. Folden being honored as a rising star in Ophthalmology. Dr. Folden specializes in LASIK, cataract, and refractive lens implant surgery. As an early adopter of femtosecond laser technology, he is now considered to be among the most experienced laser cataract surgeons in the state of Minnesota.  He works closely within the...

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North Suburban Eye Specialists First in Minnesota to Introduce Contoura Vision Treatment

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Revolutionary new procedure provides surgeons the ability to improve vision through a treatment of each patient’s unique corneal topography.   Blaine, Minn. – North Suburban Eye Specialists, a technologically leading eye care center and regional hub for patients seeking cataract, LASIK, corneal and glaucoma eye surgeries, has recently become the first eye care facility in Minnesota to perform Alcon’s Contoura Vision Treatment, a topography-guided LASIK treatment for patients with nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism. The...

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David Folden, MD named ‘Rising Star in Ophthalmology’ by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

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Congratulations to David Folden, MD for being named in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s annual listing of Rising Stars. MSP Mag listed 383 Docs to Watch in 2017 with Dr. Folden being honored as a rising star in Ophthalmology. Dr. Folden specializes in cataract, LASIK, and refractive lens implant surgery. His interest and experience in cataract surgery includes Micro-Incision (MICS) techniques and the use of the LENSAR™ femtosecond laser.  As an early adopter of femtosecond laser technology, he is now among the most experienced laser cataract...

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