Rubbing our eyes from irritation or itchiness is almost like second nature, sometimes we just do it without really thinking about it. When humans begin feeling tired or have a sense of straining in their eyes from staring at a computer all day, rubbing our eyes is a...
When to See an Ophthalmologist
Board-certified ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in vision care. They can diagnose and treat various eye diseases, including but not limited to cataracts and glaucoma, and perform surgical procedures. They can also take care of all your routine eye...
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The CATALYS® Precision Laser System and LACS
What is Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS)? Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery involves using a laser to fragment and soften a cataract during cataract surgery. A cataract is a cloudy or murky lens inside your eye just behind the iris, the uniquely colored part of the eye. In order to see clearly, a lens must be […]
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, that is used to block messages between muscles and nerves that control them. Within 2-5 days of injections, the effects of BOTOX® become apparent and can generally last for 4-6 months. What is BOTOX® used for? The most common use for BOTOX® Cosmetic is to reduce the […]
Eye Diseases: Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy
What Is Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and Can It Be Treated? Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy is an eye disease in which the innermost layer of cells in the cornea, called endothelium, suffers from degenerative changes (Gary Heiting, 2014). It is the responsibility of the endothelium to maintain proper amount of fluid in the cornea. This allows for […]
It’s The Season for Eye Allergies
If you suffer from allergies that affect your eyes, which is also known as allergic conjunctivitis, you are not alone! Approximately one in five people suffer from perennial and / or seasonal eye allergies. Perennial allergies are caused by the things that are a constant in your life. For example, your pets, dust mites, perfume […]
Digital Eye Strain is a Problem for 70% of U.S. Adults
Nowadays, everyone is using a computer, smart phone, tablet or e-reader. The Vision Council found in a recent survey, that even though over 70% of adults in the U.S. experience eye strain when using digital devices, 41% of those adults do not know how to alleviate their discomfort. The symptoms of digital eye strain are […]
Digital Photographs Help Spot Retinoblastoma in Children
Retinoblastoma is an aggressive form of eye cancer that mostly occurs in children from birth to five years old. It is difficult to diagnose because typically, children that young are not seen by an ophthalmologist. Leukocoria, or “white eye” is one of the main symptoms of retinoblastoma. Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe […]