#204: The 3 Biggest Eye Issues Women Experience with Dr. Rani Bank

The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show

Feb 6 2024 • 58 mins

Experiencing dry eyes? Feel like you're constantly straining your eyes? These changes may actually be due to hormone changes or even perimenopause! I know I’ve started to have eye issues and that it is most likely due to perimenopause!

If you’ve been struggling with your vision, then today’s guest, Dr. Rani Banik, is here to explain what is actually causing your eye issues. Together, we dive into the 3 main eye issues women are facing today!

You will hear:

  • How vision is affected by age and hormones
  • Conventional ophthalmology vs. Functional ophthalmology
  • If carrots are actually good for your eyes
  • How screens may be affecting your vision
  • The real truth about blue blocker glasses
  • How annual exam eyes can detect so much more than just changes in vision
  • And more!

More about Dr. Banik:
Dr. Rani Banik is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, and Functional Medicine expert. She is fully trained in ophthalmic surgery and Botox, and she has a special interest in treating Headache and Migraine. Dr. Banik manages a wide spectrum of conditions affecting vision, as well as the complex connections between the eye and brain. She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Banik has thirteen years of training at some of the finest medical and eye institutes in the country. She graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D. from Brown University. She trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, followed by Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She went on to pursue Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. She has served on full-time faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Banik is founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based on the Upper East Side in New York City. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Banik has won many teaching awards and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology.

Connect with Dr. Rani:
Dr. Rani’s Website: https://www.drranibanik.com/
Dr. Rani’s Ageless Eyes Course: https://dr-rani-banik-academy.thinkific.com/courses/ageless-eyes-2
Dr. Rani’s Book: https://www.drranibanik.com/beyondcarrots

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