Category: Retina

What To Do about Flashes and 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


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


SightMD was voted #1 again by Bethpage Best of Long Island in 2017

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SightMD was voted #1 again by Bethpage Best of Long Island in 2017!  This time, we were voted #1 in three categories, adding Best Cosmetic Surgeon to our list of distinction as Best Ophthalmologist and Best LASIK Center.  This continues our winning streak in 2015 and 2016.  In addition to having the honor of being… Read More


Seek Treatment with Sudden Onset of New Vitreous Floaters

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One of the most common visual changes people will experience are vitreous floaters.  Vitreous floaters should not be ignored. When they suddenly occur it signals that something new has happened within your eye requiring a prompt thorough examination. The most common cause of floaters is separation of the vitreous body from the inner walls of… Read More


Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams Are A Must For Good Preventive Health

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Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams One of the most important preventive health activity is to have periodic comprehensive dilated eye exams. . Millions of people have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses… Read More


Eye Injuries Can Pre Prevented

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As summer 2017 is now upon us despite our weather not cooperating, it is important to remember that eye injuries are all too common. There are more than 2.5 million eye injuries yearly and 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Ninety percent (90%) of all eye injuries can be prevented. While… Read More


How the Eyes Change as We Get Older at North Shore Eye Care/SightMD

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Since your 40s, you have probably noticed that you needed glasses to see up close. You may have more trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors, particularly shades of blue and green. These changes are a normal part of aging. They alone cannot stop you from enjoying an active lifestyle. They will not stop… 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


Visual floaters can suddenly occur

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A sudden onset of vitreous floaters should never be ignored. When they suddenly occur they mean something new has happened in your eye requiring a prompt, thorough examination. The most common cause of floaters is separation of the vitreous body from the inner walls of the eye. As people age the vitreous gel, which comprises… Read More


Diabetes Can Cause Serious Eye Problems

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Diabetes affects nearly 26 million adults and children in the United States. Another 79 million Americans are classified as pre-diabetic and are at risk for developing type II diabetes. By the year 2050 it is estimated that 33% of American adults will have diabetes unless we take steps to stop it. Two out of three… Read More


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