Category: General Eye Health

Doctor, I Think I Have Pink Eye

Patients often come into our office telling us they have pink eye. We also get patients who get a referral from their primary doctor with pink eye that’s not getting better. “Pink eye” is a colloquial term that means the white part of the eye is “pink.” It’s not a medical diagnosis at all. What… Read More


What Should You Do If You Get A Stye?

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Dealing with an inflamed or swollen eyelid? You may have what is known as a stye. Styes can be annoying and cause pain when left untreated. Keep reading to learn more about what to do if you get a stye! What Is A Stye? A stye is a swollen eyelid that is the result of a… Read More


What Is A Stye?

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If you get a stye, you may not know what it is until you have one. Styes and chalazions are some of the most common reasons patients come to our office. Many patients suffer from them, but are rarely told how to prevent them from coming back. Keep reading to learn more about what a… 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


What Can Be Done About Dry Eye Disease

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


Good nutrition is very important for your eyes and your overall health

Healthy diets along with vitamin supplements can lead to better overall health while also diminishing the chance of developing vision loss by way of cataracts and macular degeneration. For instance avoiding diets rich in simple carbohydrates as found in candy and soda can reduce the risk of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and even cataracts. Recently a… Read More


Coming Soon: Allergy Season and Allergic Conjunctivitis

With all this snow it is hard to believe spring is around the corner and along with it, the beginning of allergy season. 20% of the population suffer from allergic conjunctivitis, an eye condition associated with itching, burning, redness, tearing and swelling of the lids.  The symptoms are usually bilateral although it may be worse… 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


Glaucoma comes in many different ways

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 is a Stye and how do I get rid of it?

A stye or 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… Read More


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