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SightMD Announces Acquisition of Park Avenue Eye Institute and Robert R. Ditkoff, M.D.

SightMD, a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform and a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders, today announced a strategic partnership with Robert R. Ditkoff, M.D., P.C., d/b/a Park Avenue Eye Institute, a Manhattan-based ophthalmology practice. Park Avenue Eye Institute represents SightMD’s second office in Manhattan, with its leading provider, Dr. Ditkoff, bringing over 30 years of… Read More


SightMD Announces Strategic Partnership with Joseph A. Blanco, M.D., P.C.

SightMD, a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform and a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders, today announced a strategic partnership with Joseph A. Blanco, M.D., P.C., a Manhasset-based ophthalmology practice. The acquisition represents SightMD’s first office in Manhasset, N.Y., while Dr. Blanco brings 30+ years of ophthalmic experience to SightMD’s growing team of over 70 providers… Read More


Innovation Enhances Eye Care Through Research

When it comes to innovation, it’s important to realize that research is a component. At SightMD, we realize this and are currently involved in several studies. Keep reading to learn more! Studies We Are Currently Involved In As the director of clinical research at SightMD, I am happy to provide an overview of current studies…. Read More


How to choose a hearing aid style

There are many choices to make when deciding on a hearing aid. You must consider the hearing aid style, technology, and color. Even if you have been wearing hearing aids for years, styles and technology have changed. Options can be confusing, but keep in mind that our job as doctoral-level audiologists is to guide you… Read More


Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) occurs when you lose your hearing quickly. It typically only happens in one ear, and can happen overnight or over the span of a few days. During this time, sound gradually becomes faint and people lose the clarity of words. Many people who experience SSNHL also report hearing a “pop,”… Read More


What to expect at your hearing test

You are scheduled for a hearing test! Congratulations! Here is what to bring and what to expect for the test. What to Bring: Bring any medical records that concern your ears or any previous test results. It is a good idea to bring a family member or friend to help you understand results or to… Read More


What is Uveitis

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


Glaucoma Has Two Types- Open Angle Glaucoma and Angle Closure Glaucoma

  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… Read More


PRESS RELEASE: SightMD Becomes Most Awarded Ophthalmology Practice As Best of Long Island 2018 Results Are Announced

  February 27, 2018 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND…Based on the recent announcement of the winners in the 13th Annual ‘Best of Long Island 2018’ competition, there is little doubt where local residents of Long Island look for world-class comprehensive eye care: SightMD, who for the fourth year in a row received three top honors in… Read More


What is a chalazion? Is it serious?

A chalazion is similar to a stye.  It is a bump the can be present on either eyelid.  Its size ranges from small to very large.  The glands that are present in the eyelids, called Meibomian glands, normally secrete oil that prevents the evaporation of tears from our tear film.  When these glands become clogged,… Read More


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