Monthly Archives: June 2017

Getting the Best Vision with Cataract Surgery

Here at North Shore Eye Care/SightMD we perform cataract surgery with topical anesthesia.  No injections are used.  Our small incision technique allows for self-sealing wounds.  The entire procedure is sutureless.  Once the cataract has been removed, our patients are given the option of implanting whichever type of lens he or she feels will be of most… Read More


Cataract Surgery at SightMD

When considering cataract surgery, let the ophthalmic surgeons of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD help you. The eye surgeons of North Shore Eye Care are experts in the field of cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. The surgeons of North Shore Eye Care do… Read More


Hearing Services offers a solution for the Summer issues!

One of the most common, as well as most painful ear related medical condition that occurs mostly in the warmer months ( summer months) is known as “swimmers ear.” Swimmers ear, also called otitis externa is a painful condition of the outer portion of the ear & ear canal. The ear canal is a cylinder… Read More


Diagnosis of Styes (Chalazia/Hordeolum)

A chalazion, also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked sweat gland or meibomian gland, on the lid.  It is so common that most Ophthalmologists see a few patients a day who present with these chalazia.  They are more common in the… Read More


Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age-related condition of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for seeing fine detail when reading or looking straight ahead.  In order to see 20/20 the macula must be functioning perfected.  Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased vision in people… Read More


North Shore Eye Care/SightMD making a difference!

Patients have a one-time opportunity to pick the type of lens he or she would prefer at the time of surgery. Cataract surgery comes around only once and it has become a second chance at great vision. Here at North Shore Eye Care/SightMD, we perform laser cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. Our small incision technique… Read More


Accident prevention and your eyes with 4th of July around the corner

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 trauma is basketball which can get… Read More


What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a common eyelid condition that results in ocular irritation. There are several glands located in the upper and lower eyelids. These glands play an important role in production of tears, which are composed of water, mucus, and oil.  Many eye conditions that patients suffer from, are related to dysfunction of one or more… Read More


The Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

Botox is a medial injectable used to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body.  The medication works by weakening the underlying muscles of the face, causing a relaxation of the skin.  When injected by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, the results can be dramatic and long-lasting…. Read More


Vision Problems Often Result From Refractive Errors

More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses or surgically with LASIK or Cataract surgery. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the… Read More


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