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Red Eyes

RED EYES? So you have red eye, awoke and couldn’t open your eyes because they were crusted closed? Will this go away on its own, or do I need to see the doctor? Hopefully the information below will help you decide what is right for you. Adenovirus infections are responsible for 92% of all keratoconjunctivitis… Read More »

National Eye Donor Month 2014: Celebrating the Gift of Sight

For 31 years, Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) has commemorated National Eye Donor Month to promote awareness of the need to donate eyes, to recognize donors and their families, and to celebrate corneal transplant recipients. Each March a member of Congress has read a proclamation into the Congressional Record to note this special occasion.… Read More »

Indoor Tanning Can Damage Your Eyes Just Like the Sun

Eleven different U.S. medical organizations have joined together to raise awareness of the dangers of indoor tanning, citing rising skin cancer rates, particularly among young women who are more likely to use indoor tanning beds. In addition to causing skin cancer, tanning beds — just like prolonged sun exposure — can lead to serious eye damage.  Studies have… Read More »

Clinic News

We are very excited at this time to be offering some new treatments in our office. I have put into place the ability to test conjunctivitis in the clinic. We can now determine the cause, whether it is viral or bacterial. No more waiting for lab results.  This allows me to know immediately the best course of treatment… Read More »

My Vision Hasn’t Changed. Do I Need to See the Eye Doctor?

YES! There are many eye diseases that can cause irreparable damage long before we notice any changes in vision. Many eye diseases occur without any pain whatsoever. In this month’s article I will address just a couple of these diseases. While there are several types of glaucoma, the most common types open angle and low… Read More »

Allergies and Your Eyes

If your eyes itch, are red, tearing or burning, pay attention to what they may be telling you. You may have eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a condition that can occur alone, but often accompanies nasal allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, sniffling and a stuffy nose.… Read More »

Eye Health and Children

According to the AOA, a child should have a comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age, another at 3 years of age, and again just before they enter kindergarten at age 5 or 6.   This is important because much of a child’s learning is through their eyes – up to 80%!  Visual screenings are… Read More »

The Current Landscape of Cataract Surgery

We all know that as we collect birthdays our body changes, for better or worse. Our eyes are no exception to this rule. One common eye condition that usually occurs later in our lives is the development of cataracts. What exactly is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which… Read More »

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 55 and older. In the United States it affects more than 10 million Americans. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp,… Read More »

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects of insulin secretion and/or increased cellular resistance to insulin. Type 1 diabetes mellitus results from destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas which accounts for about 10% of all diabetics in the United States. This can lead to absolute… Read More »