Category: Glaucoma

New Treatment Options For Glaucoma

Have you been recently diagnosed with glaucoma? If you have, you may be wondering what treatment options are available to you. Because there’s more than one kind of glaucoma, it’s helpful to know what treatment option may be best for you! Keep reading to learn more about new treatment options for glaucoma. What Is Glaucoma?… Read More


Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Glaucoma?

The most common kind of glaucoma that patients are diagnosed with is known as Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. This condition is a chronic condition that must be managed for life. There isn’t a single definitive cause of glaucoma, but if the pressure in your eyes starts increasing, this might be a sign that the condition has… Read More


Laser Treatment for Glaucoma – SLT

Aleksandra Michalik, DO   What is SLT? Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a laser procedure, performed in the office setting, that is used to lower intraocular (eye) pressure in glaucoma. The use of laser for glaucoma was first reported in 1972, and SLT in particular has been used for about 20 years.  SLT may… 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


Talking about Glaucoma and its many types

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


Talking about Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans. Half of these people do not even know that they have glaucoma. While there is no current cure for glaucoma, earyl detection and treatment can help prevent further loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the normal… Read More


Valentine’s Day Live LASIK Seminar by Dr Jeff Martin tomorrow night in Smithtown

Many people have had LASIK surgery and find that it is one of the most rewarding life experiences. That being said many patients are nervous prior to their surgery and of course thats completely normal. At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care we will be hosting our February Valentines Day LASIK Event. Dr Jeff Martin… Read More


Allergies are just around the corner for Spring of 2018

Even though allergies can be associated with nasal symptoms and generalized malaise, the ophthalmologists at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care see many people with severe ocular complaints. Many of the sufferers are contact lens patients. Ocular complaints may consist of severe itching and burning often associated with a mucus discharge. In these cases the… Read More


The Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium For Optometrists by SightMD

SightMD had its biannual Optometry Symposium at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville, NY on Sunday January 21st.   The ophthalmologists at SightMD have a special relationship with local optometrists, who serve as primary eye care providers to many of our patients (about 80%).  We co-manage many cataract and LASIK patients with optometrists in the… Read More


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