Monthly Archives: January 2017

Newest SightMD Ophthalmology Practice In Hampton Bays

New York’s fastest growing ophthalmic provider group – Sight MD – today announced their expansion into Hampton Bays with the opening of their 21stophthalmology practice that offers patients the added convenience of expanded hours and appointments seven days a week, according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD and Managing Partner at… Read More


Thyroid Eye Disease and Strabismus

The Thyroid Gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that controls metabolism. When the Thyroid gland malfunctions, it can either produce too little or too much hormone. When a malfunction is due to an antibody, it can cause Graves’ disease or eye disease. Patients could have Graves’ disease with normal Thyroid levels as well…. Read More


SightMD (North Shore Eye/Long Island Eye) Hosts Optometry Symposium

North Shore Eye is committed towards educating our local optometrists during our biannual symposium. Last Sunday, we had our first combined Symposium with Long Island Eye. North Shore Eye and Long Island Eye are combining under the name of SightMD to become the largest ophthalmology group in Long Island, now also including offices in Queens… Read More


Premium Intraocular Lenses: Are they for you?

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a type of lens option available to you when you are ready for cataract surgery. The cataract surgeons of North Shore Eye Care, a division of sightMD, are skilled in the implantation of these types of lenses. Here at North Shore Eye Care, we perform cataract surgery with topical anesthesia…. Read More


Hearing Loss and Listening Fatigue

Exhausted after a long day? At the end of a long day most people are worn out. But imagine struggling to hear conversations around you all day long. This can cause added fatigue for the person with untreated hearing loss which is called listening fatigue. In order to hear and understand conversation people with hearing… Read More


Sports Related Eye Injuries

Participation in sports is an important part of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Exercise helps to control weight, reduce the risk of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and may also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Exercise also helps to strengthen bones and muscles and may improve your mental health and mood…. Read More


Fuchs Dystrophy and Cornea Transplant Surgery

Fuchs Dystrophy is a disease of the endothelial cells (the most inner cell layer) of the cornea. The most important function for these cells is to pump fluid out of the cornea. There is always a tendency for the cornea to be imbibed with fluid, due to the hydrostatic forces from inside the eye and… Read More


Angle Closure and Its Treatment

Glaucoma comes in different forms. There are two basic types:open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Of the two types open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two. Angle closure glaucoma can result in more rapid loss of vision and must be treated immediately. Open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking… Read More


What is Tinnitus?

Do you hear ringing, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sounds? If so, you may be suffering from tinnitus, a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears which can only be heard by the affected person. According to the American Tinnitus Association (www.ata.org) tinnitus affects over 50 million Americans. For some people, the… Read More


Myopia/near sightedness. Should I be concerned?

Myopia, or near-sightedness, is a condition where distant objects appear blurry, whereas near objects appear clear. It is the most common refractive error and in the United States, affects approximately 40% of individuals. In China, it affects 90% of all children. It is caused, in general, by an anatomically long eye. Clear images are focused… Read More


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