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An Introduction to Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is an evolving subspecialty that encompasses a variety of surgical procedures involving the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts and the face. This type of specialized surgery can help correct droopy eyelids, orbital tumors, skin cancers, eye watering problems, eyelid malpositions, and facial rejuvenation. Patients often receive functional and aesthetic benefits.  Join us in this segment as Dr. Kenneth Neufeld from the Thomas Eye Group shares information on his specialty.

Dr.  Neufeld is a board certified ophthalmologist who has also completed advanced training in oculoplastic,  reconstructive and laser surgery from Duke University Medical Center. He is in private practice  with the Thomas Eye Group and his special areas of interest include treatment of droopy eyelids, orbital tumors, skin cancer, eyelid malpositions and facial rejuvenation. He is on staff at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA.


Pediatric Vision Therapy featuring Dr. Takeia Locke

If you have children, you must listen to how pediatric vision therapy can have a dramatic effect. This show features Dr. Takeia Locke- Leef of Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta … all brought to you by HealthGate.

Vision skills are quite complex and seeing 20/20 is only one component of having great vision. Children who do not know what is “normal” may not discern a problem with vision; parents may not notice. In the U.S., one in ten children are at risk for undetected vision problems. Uncorrected vision problems in children may be a key reason why over 60% of students are identified as “problem learners.” Professional eye associations recommend first eye exams at 6 months of age, yet only 13% of parents report scheduling exams for their children before they reach 2 years of age. This broadcast on pediatric vision therapies serves to educate parents , educators, and the medical community about such orthoptic conditions as accommodative dysfunction, amplyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus and what can be done to correct vision issues to reduce symptoms (such as headache, double vision), improve learning and enhance quality of life.


Takeia Locke, Optometrist/Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta

An Atlantan optometrist specializing in treatment for family members but has a special interest in pediatric vision therapy, Dr. Takeia Locke is committed to making sure kids have a great start in life, given that 80% of a child’s learning initially comes from their visual sense. She knew at age 16 that she was going to dedicate her professional career to vision. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Management at Howard University. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry at Nova Southeast University specializing in primary care, pediatrics and vision therapy. Dr. Locke has published articles on autism, Dry Eye Disease and Glaucoma. She is also an InfantSEE provider (a public health program for infants).


Dr. Takeia Locke

Dr. Takeia Locke on Pediatric Vision Therapy

 Dr. Takeia Locke and Tanya Mack

Studio Shot with Dr. Takeia Locke – Guest and Tanya Mack – Host

Doctors Roundtable - Tanya Mack, Host and Dr. Takeia Locke, Guest

Doctors Roundtable – Tanya Mack, Host and Dr. Takeia Locke, Guest