Category: Diabetes

Pregnancy and what can happen to your vision

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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


Diabetes and how it could affect your vision

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Diabetes is now one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Unfortunately diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in this country with as many as twenty-six million Americans presently suffering with this disease and a quarter of these people don’t even know that they are diabetic. Even more disturbing is… Read More


What are Flashes and Floaters and What to do at SightMD

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Floaters are part of the vitreous gel in the eye that cast shadows on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes, such as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. The eye is filled with a clear… Read More


What is Uveitis

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Although uveitis is defined as inflammation of the uvea, or uveal tract (iris, ciliary body and choroid), it can occur in any part of the eye including the retina, vitreous, cornea, sclera, optic nerve and lens. It can occur secondary to infection, autoimmune disorders (which causes the body to attack its own tissues), or sometimes… Read More


How to treat a Stye

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A stye is a common condition that can involve the upper and/or lower eyelid. Usually, the eyelid can become red and tender to the touch. Sometimes, a white spot is visible on the eyelid margin or closer to the skin. The eyelid may begin to droop from the swelling and it can interfere with the… Read More


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

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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

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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


Talking about Glaucoma and its many types

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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


Where we are in Cataract Surgery

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The surgeons at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care with offices in eight locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties are the official LASIK providers of the New York Mets. We have been a leader in cataract surgery in Suffolk County for the past 50 years. While cataract surgery has been going through a steady evolution… Read More


Allergy Season is Upon Us

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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


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