Category: Dry Eye

What Can Be Done About Dry Eye Disease

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. It is also exacerbated in the cooler months. There are many contributing factors, so treatment requires multiple approaches. We used to believe dry eye was merely a decrease in tear production. We thought that by increasing lubrication alone… 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 can contact lens over wear do to the eyes?

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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


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


Glaucoma comes in many different ways

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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


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


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


What are Floaters?

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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


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


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