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Anthony R Caputo

Hello my name is Ken,
I had an injury when I was 6 on my birthday (1973) I was trying to open a game (don’t spill the beans) with a nut pick it is like an ice pick but smaller.
I used the nut pick because I knew knives were dangerous.
It went in the cornea and I lost my vision immediately as you would think.
Over the years I thought I could see, here it was my left eye playing tricks as I say.
I had several surgeries to help the eye nothing ever helped.
I was one of the first children to have laser surgery.
My pediatric ophthalmologist Anthony R Caputo MD he is very well known in the New Jersey tri-state area, pediatric community.
I had the best and maybe it was for the times.
Now I enjoy the eye pain, severe migraines and loss of vision in my left eye when they occur.
I have gone well into my 30’s before any problems; in 2007 I had a conjunctival flap done to help with the pain, they drained the pressure in the eye it was in the 60’s for weeks, and drops were not helping.
The conjunctival flap failed but the pain is just starting up again I am ready for a total enucleation of the right eye.
I know that Anthony R Caputo MD did everything he could in his power for the eye and I am happy to have someone with his awesome bedside manor taking care of me I remember him still as he was such a nice man Mom always talked highly of him.
I have tried to contact him several years ago no response. So if you ever read this Anthony R Caputo Thank you very much for all you did for me. Kenneth A Johnson Jr.
Anthony R. Caputo, M.D.
Chief of Ophthalmology, Newark Eye & Ear Infirmary

Born in Newark and raised in Belleville, Anthony Caputo received his Medical Degree from the University of Bologna. His internship and ophthalmology training was completed at the New Jersey Medical School. Upon returning to Newark, he was appointed Director of Fight for Sight Children’s Eye Care Center and became the first pediatric ophthalmologist to practice in New Jersey. Dr. Caputo is currently the Director of the Newark Eye and Ear Infirmary, one of the oldest eye hospitals in the country. He is also Professor of Ophthalmology at UMDNJ and Director of the Children’s Eye Care Center of New Jersey. Dr. Caputo serves as Lottery Commissioner for the State of New Jersey and is a past Board Member of the State Board of Medical Examiners.

Family and tradition are very important to him. His father was a family practitioner in Belleville for 55 years. His brother, Tom, is Chief of GYN Oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell, brother, Paul, is a podiatrist, and brother, Mark, manages the family real estate. Dr. Caputo and his wife, Catherine, have three daughters and his three grand children provide the inspiration for his continued love of pediatric ophthalmology.

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Re:Anthony R Caputo

Dear friend,I am blind by right eye due to cataract then before retina detactment and left eye having spactacle for near and distant.I consulted with so many doctor but no one give perfect treatment or said my problem is critical and there is no perfect medicine for this but once I heard about Yoga and Prayanam and started the both then after six month my spactacle removed and my blind eye becoming healthy but slowly.So you can easily find Yoga and Prayanam Classes in your location if you life.
S Bargate

Re:Anthony R Caputo

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to make great posts like this one.

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