TOTAL EYE CARE at RUXTON TOWERS EYE ASSOCIATES (www.ruxtoneye.com)
We perform complete and thorough routine and medical eye examinations for people of all ages using a variety of advanced instruments and techniques which make it possible to diagnose conditions both inside and outside the eye.
Drs. Cassel and Ratner are board certified and specialize in eye surgery including cataract, lens implant, and laser surgery, as well as the treatment of glaucoma, corneal, and retinal disorders and many other eye problems. These doctors are also available to give second opinions on cataract surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of other medical and surgical eye problems. The excellent surgical and laser facilities and equipment at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and our affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Hospital further aid them in providing total and state of the art eye care to our patients.
Through the expertise of Drs. Billig and Flemke, we can fit contacts for all ages, with all types of eyeglass prescriptions. These board certified doctors also specialize in fitting contact lenses for unusual prescriptions for astigmatism, bifocals, and custom-tinted contact lenses. Our doctors have the expertise to help correct vision when refractive surgery is not successful. Drs. Billig and Flemke also are experienced in helping those patients who have binocular vision problems that cause double vision.
Our optical area offers our patients an opportunity to select quality eyewear while in our office. We display over 700 frames with a wide range of styles and prices. Our opticians have extensive experience in the art of dispensing eyeglasses. Besides being able to assist in choosing the right frame style for you, they are expert in fitting progressive bifocals and trifocals. We have the latest in high index materials to make your lenses thinner than any previous generation lenses. Ultraviolet and anti-reflective coating, transition and photo-gray lenses, non-prescription quality sunglasses, and a wide variety of lens tints are also available.
Dr. Gary Cassel attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He interned at New York University Medical Center, and spent two years conducting research on cataracts and diabetic eye disease at the National Eye Institute of N.I.H. He did his eye residency training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Cassel later came to Baltimore and was a fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital doing retinal research. He is currently an instructor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Cassel also has staff privileges at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and is a consultant to the State of Maryland Board of Physicians.
And what does Dr. Cassel do in his spare time?
Modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery is still a very successful operation with few complications for patients where cataracts are the cause of significant vision impairment. This modern surgical technique has made it possible to remove cataracts at earlier stages of development based on the level of visual problems they are causing, not on their degree of maturity. Dr.Cassel continue to offer modern cataract surgery techniques to our patients needing this surgery. He also performs these operations at the state-of-the-art surgical facility at GBMC.