Monthly Archives: December 2015

Recurrent Corneal Erosions: the pain of waking up in the morning…

Recurrent corneal erosions, also known as recurrent erosion syndrome (RES), is a disorder of the epithelial cells that line the surface of the cornea. It is a chronic, relapsing disorder which results in periodic episodes of exquisitely painful epithelial erosions. Oftentimes these corneal erosions result in such severe symptoms that patients are unable to work… Read More


Glaucoma Awareness Month Starts in January

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Start the New Year off right with a comprehensive eye exam to look for eye conditions such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a… Read More


New audiologist in our Riverhead location

Deborah Label, MS is a New York State licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser. She earned her Bachelor degree in English Literature at ST. John’s University in NY and her Masters in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington University in 1998. Deborah has worked with many well renowned Otolaryngologists and Audiologists at prestigious clinical facilities… Read More


North Shore Eye Uses iDesign: the Latest Advance in Custom LASIK

Wavefront or Custom LASIK was approved by the FDA over 13 years ago in October 2002. It improved the accuracy of LASIK surgery and decreased the risk of glare and haloes. In FDA trials, the majority of patients found their vision to be better at night after custom LASIK than with contacts or glasses. One… Read More


Dermoid cyst: What is this bump near my baby’s eye?

A dermoid is an overgrowth of normal, non-cancerous tissue that forms in an abnormal location. They occur all over the body and are usually comprised of skin, hair and/or fat. There are two different types that can form around the eye. An orbital dermoid is a smooth, egg-shaped mass that forms along the bony suture… Read More


Eye injuries can lead to serious vision loss

Protecting your eyes from accidental injury In the past we have discussed the importance of routine eye exams in preventing ocular disease that can result in the loss of sight. Another cause for vision loss which is often preventable is through unexpected ocular trauma, often seen with athletes. Interestingly the sport most often associated with… Read More


Dry Eye Disease for 2016, Diagnosing and Treating at North Shore Eye Care

Dry Eye is a significant eye problem that affects millions of Americans. In today’s world, there are many things that cause dry eye along with the common causes that have always been there. Due to hormone change, post menopausal women routinely suffer from dry eye. Aging, smoking and certain medications like blood pressure medication and… Read More


Eye injuries can lead to serious vision loss

Protecting your eyes from accidental injury is something that is often overlooked. In the past we have discussed the importance of routine eye exams in preventing ocular disease that can result in the loss of sight. Another cause for vision loss which is often preventable is through unexpected ocular trauma, often seen with athletes. Interestingly… Read More


Here at SightMD we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the eye… Read More


Visual Field Testing and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the eye… Read More


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