Tag: cornea

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


Cone shaped eyes

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Do you rub your eyes by digging your knuckles into them? Do you rub your eyes all the time? I would strongly advise you do otherwise, and here is why. The above picture shows a downward gazing eye and you may have noticed that the cornea (the clear dome in front of the eye) is… Read More


An Eye Exam Can Reveal a Lot about your Overall Health

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The eye is a unique organ. As ophthalmologists, we are able to look into your eyes and view blood vessels and nerves without having to cut open anything. This is what gives us so much information about the overall health of our patients. Furthermore, many systemic diseases have ocular manifestations. Diabetes, hypertension, various autoimmune disorders,… Read More


How can shingles affect my eyes?

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Herpes zoster virus causes the illness known as shingles. It is the same virus that causes the chicken pox. After infection with the chicken pox virus, the virus lays dormant in a sensory nerve. Years later during a time of stress or immunocompromise, this virus can reactivate, causing shingles. Shingles manifests as a painful rash… Read More


An Eye Exam Can Tell You a Lot About Your Overall Health

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The eye is a unique organ. As ophthalmologists, we are able to look into your eyes and view blood vessels and nerves without having to cut open anything. This is what gives us so much information about the overall health of our patients. Furthermore, many systemic diseases have ocular manifestations. Diabetes, hypertension, various autoimmune disorders,… Read More


Recurrent Corneal Erosion: severe eye pain upon awakening

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Recurrent corneal erosions, also known as recurrent erosion syndrome (RES), is a disorder of the epithelial cells that line the surface of the cornea. It is a chronic, relapsing disorder which results in periodic episodes of exquisitely painful epithelial erosions. Oftentimes these corneal erosions result in such severe symptoms that patients are unable to work… Read More


What is the cornea and how can I maintain its health?

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Most people aren’t aware of the fact that there are many different subspecialties within the field of ophthalmology. As a cornea specialist at North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, I would like to explain what the cornea is and how I may be able to help you. The cornea is a clear, thin… Read More


Contact Lens Related Problems

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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


Dry Eye Treatment at North Shore Eye Care a division of sightMD

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. 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 with artificial tears we were treating the problem…. Read More


What is a DSAEK?…

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A DSAEK, which is short for Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, is a newer, more sophisticated type of corneal transplant. Not everyone who requires a corneal transplant is a candidate for a DSAEK, but for those individuals who are a candidate, it is a wonderful option. The cornea is the thin, clear piece of tissue… Read More


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