Monthly Archives: October 2016

Blood in the eye (Good for Halloween)

Not all blood in the eye is bad. Most bleeding, coincidentally, that is visible, doesn’t cause any problems. It is the blood that you don’t see that can cause problems. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a broken blood vessel in the front of the eye. It presents as a red spot on the white part, or… Read More

What is glaucoma and when should it be treated

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, but what is it? Glaucoma, once thought to be a disease defined by abnormal intraocular pressure, it is now more properly thought of as a disease that affects the optic nerve and vision in a specific way. Early detection is important in mitigating visual loss from this insidious… Read More

A Happy and Safe Halloween from the doctors of North Shore Eye Care

Laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Although there is currently no correction for presbyopia, some patients desire monovision where one eye (dominant eye) sees for distance and one eye (non-dominat eye) sees for close. If this is acceptable after a trial with contact lens to the patient,… Read More


Why Screen Newborns for Hearing Loss? Early diagnosis of hearing loss in children allows for early access to effective intervention that can help a child achieve normal or nearly normal speech, language, and hearing milestones. Did you know? Approximately 3-6 of every 1,000 newborns have significant hearing problems. More than 95 percent of newborns who… Read More

How can shingles affect my eyes?

Herpes zoster virus causes the illness known as shingles. It is the same virus that causes the chicken pox. After infection with the chicken pox virus, the virus lays dormant in a sensory nerve. Years later during a time of stress or immunocompromise, this virus can reactivate, causing shingles. Shingles manifests as a painful rash… Read More

How Are Attacks of Glaucoma Treated?

Laser iridotomy is a procedure that makes a small opening in the iris (the colored part of the eye) to relieve increased eye pressure due to a type of glaucoma called angle-closure glaucoma. When the fluid that normally flows in and out of the eye cannot drain through its sponge-like drainage system, called the trabecular… Read More

Dr. Mina Shoshani Joins SightMD

After more than two decades of setting new standards in pediatric ophthalmology across New York, leading eye surgeon James M. Doyle, MD has chosen North Shore Eye Care and pediatric ophthalmologist Nechama Shoshani, MD to continue his legacy of care as he retires from the practice of medicine, according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, CEO of… Read More

Herpes in your eye?

Yes, it’s true. You can have an infection in the eye caused by a Herpes virus. However, it may not be the type you think. Most people think there is only one type of Herpes virus – the type that is classically spoken about when discussing sexual transmission. In reality, Herpetic viruses are a group… Read More

Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Attends Plastic Surgery Meeting

North Shore Eye Care Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Samuel Baharestani attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) conference in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Baharestani is one of just over five hundred members of ASOPRS worldwide. Blepharoplasty, cosmetic eyelid plastic surgery, eyelid bag removal, and dark circle treatment were… Read More

Volbella Lip Filler | Long Island, NY

The makers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and Kybella have now added Volbella to the options available for patients hoping to improve the appearance of their face without surgery. Volbella is a new filler option for Long Island residents who want to plump their lips. Volbella lip filler injections last for up to one year. After… Read More

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