Treatment of Allergic Conjunctivitis

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 in Preschoolers

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 […]

LASIK: A Viable Choice for Patients Over 40

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 […]

Refractive Surgery Eliminates Glasses for Many Astigmatic Patients

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 […]