Tag: Diabetes

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

Is your hearing affected by other daily activities?


There are many daily activities that we do during the day. Spinning is a great way to stay in shape. With the success of chains like SoulCycle it is apparent that growing numbers of people enjoy this type of fitness class. Part of the appeal of the classes is the inspirational beat of the music… Read More

Accident prevention and your eyes with 4th of July around the corner


In the past we have discussed the importance of routine eye exams in preventing ocular disease that can result in the loss of sight.  Another cause for vision loss which is often preventable is through unexpected ocular trauma, often seen with athletes.  Interestingly the sport most often associated with trauma is basketball which can get… Read More

Celebrate Mothers Day With Comprehensive Eye Exam


Happy Mothers Day from all of us at SightMD. In honor of your mother or grandmother consider giving them or anyone else you love the gift of sight. One of the best things you can do to make sure that you’re seeing the best you can is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Millions… Read More

Cataract blurry vision a common symptom amongst the elderly


North Shore eye care is a leader in cataract surgery in smithtown new york in long island. Our three board certified cataract surgeons perform cataract surgery through a microscopic incision and rarely use stitches, an eye patch or needles around your eye. We use IV sedation and numbing eye drops and the cataract surgery is… Read More

Diabetes And How It Affects the Eyes


Diabetes is an ever growing health issue that is becoming more and more common in the USA. Diabetes is a very complex metabolic disorder in which one’s blood sugar is elevated above normal. Diabetes is treated with a combination of weight loss exercise, oral medications and insulin which is injected into the body. If the… Read More

Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month With A Comprehensive Eye Exam


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

Diabetes can affect your health and your vision


Diabetes is now one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Unfortunately diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in this country with as many as twenty-six million Americans presently suffering with this disease and a quarter of these people don’t even know that they are diabetic. Even more disturbing is… Read More

Diabetes & Hearing Loss


Diabetes is considered by many healthcare providers to be the biggest epidemic of the 21st century. It is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million Americans have some form of diabetes. It is also estimated that over 36 million people have some form of… Read More

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness


Diabetes is a serious medical problem that has reached epidemic proportions in this country. Partly to blame is our high caloric diets that are rich in sugar and saturated fats. This coupled with a sedentary life style and increasing obesity has resulted in nearly 26 million Americans suffering from diabetes with another 79 million considered… Read More

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