Category: Cornea

Treatment for Advanced Keratoconus using Adult Stem Cells

An article co-authored by Dr. Alanna Nattis Research has found that adult stem cells can be “moderately effective” in the treatment of advanced keratoconus.  A nonrandomized series showed that intrastromal implantation of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells, with or without sheets of decellularized donor human corneal stroma, was moderately effective for the treatment of advanced… Read More


Emerging Diagnostics and Keratoconus Treatment: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know

An article by Dr. Alanna Nattis Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus may better help doctors preserve and enhance vision for patients in ways that wasn’t possible before.  Dr. Nattis outlines several techniques and options for keratoconus treatment which have experienced a massive evolution over time.  A combination between early diagnostics and successful… Read More


What Can I Do About My Pterygium?

Most pterygia start off as pingueculae. A pinguecula is a whitish-yellow growth or elevation on the white part of the eye. They are most commonly located nasally or temporally along the interpalbebral fissure which is the area between the upper and lower eyelid. When pingueculae start to grow centrally over the cornea creating a wing-like… Read More


Pregnancy and what can happen to your vision

Pregnancy can cause physiologic changes throughout a woman’s body and the eyes are no exception. Many of these changes are relatively minor and completely reversible. Because the developing fetus requires nutrients for normal development, nutritional demands on the mother increase. For this reason supplements are often advised. This is particularly important in some parts of… Read More


What can contact lens over wear do to the eyes?

A contact lens is a clear piece of plastic that sits on the surface of the cornea. It corrects for your glasses prescription, so it allows you to see very well without the need for cumbersome glasses. Contact lenses, if used appropriately, are a wonderful tool to get excellent vision. In fact, depending on your… Read More


How to fix upper eyelids when they start to effect your vision

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Excess skin, muscle, and fat can be removed from around the eyes to rejuvenate the midface. Blepharoplasty surgery usually takes less than one hour and is performed in an outpatient surgery center under intravenous sedation. It is normal to be… Read More


Cataract Surgery and What Lens Options Are Available

John Mauro, MD

At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care , we give the ability to patients to see far and near. Our board certified doctors offer the best in intraocular lens (IOL) technology. We perform over a thousand cataract surgery procedures each year. We use a technique free of injections, sutures, or eye patches. All of our… Read More


Allergy Season is Upon Us

While Spring is a beautiful time of year, for allergy sufferers it can bring misery. At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care we see a large upsurge of patients complaining of red, itchy eyes during this time of year. When just the eyes are involved there are many different types of drops that can be… Read More


Happy Valentine’s Day from SightMD, Giving Back in 2018 by Honoring our Community Superstars

SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care in Long Island New York with multiple locations across Long Island is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community heroes. The promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our… Read More


Talking About Contact lens and What is new for 2018

A contact lens is a clear piece of plastic that sits on the surface of the cornea. It corrects for your glasses prescription, so it allows you to see very well without the need for cumbersome glasses. Contact lenses, if used appropriately, are a wonderful tool to get excellent vision. In fact, depending on your… Read More


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