Many people like to rub their eyes. They get sore, feel a little itchy, and a good rub makes them feel a lot better. Many of my patients like to rub their eyes in the morning just as a part of waking up. What almost everyone (except your eye doctor) doesn’t know is how bad […]
onjunctivitis is one of the most common and easily treatable ocular conditions affecting both adults and children. To ensure complete clearing of the condition, it is important to differentiate between allergic conjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivtis (VKC) and other diseases that may have similar symptoms. Allergic conjunctivitis, VKC and diseases, such as uveitis and chalazia, require different […]
Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and comprise the most widespread handicapping condition in childhood. Early detection of vision problems, such as amblyopia, strabismus, and significant refractive error, ensures effective treatment and arrest the further development of many of these conditions. Yet <15 % of preschool children undergo a […]
Baby boomers who want to rid themselves of their contact lenses should consider laser in-situ kertomileusis (LASIK) surgery as a viable option. Although LASIK traditionally has been considered less effective in individuals >40 years of age, a study shows new techniques offer better outcomes for middle aged and older patients. In this retrospective consecutive cases […]
Thanks to continued advances in refractive surgery tools and techniques, glasses and contact lenses are fast becoming obsolete for many patients with astigmatism. Patients with undetected astigmatism often experience headaches, fatigue, eyestrain and blurred vision at all distances. Because astigmatism may not be recognized as the cause of these symptoms, this condition may go undiagnosed […]
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