Tag: Michelle Liebert

What is a chalazion? Is it serious?

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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


Happy Valentine’s Day from SightMD, Giving Back in 2018 by Honoring our Community Superstars

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SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care in Long Island New York with multiple locations across Long Island is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community heroes. The promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our… Read More


Conjunctivitis, is it contagious?

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Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” is when the white portion of the eye becomes red.  It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies and systemic illnesses.   Patients with this condition can experience irritation, itchy eyes, discharge, or pain. Many patients this time of year have viral conjunctivitis.  There are many different types of viruses and many… Read More


Retinopathy of Prematurity, is my baby at risk?

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Retinopathy of Prematurity, or ROP, is a disease only found in premature infants.  It is a potentially blinding disease caused by an abnormal development of the blood vessels in the back lining of the eye, called the retina.  Most ROP resolves on its own but in its severe form, the retina can detach, causing blindness. There… Read More


Strabismus surgery

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Strabismus, or a misalignment of the eyes can be treated with glasses, prism or surgery.  Surgery should be considered if glasses, prism or exercises can not remedy the underlying condition.  Most procedures take about an hour to perform but more complicated surgeries can take 2 hours+.  Strabismus surgery either loosens, tightens or repositions the muscles… Read More


Strabismus or misaligned eyes

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Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes.  It is one of the most common reasons that patients see a Pediatric Ophthalmologist.  Children oftentimes do not complain of an issue when the eyes are misaligned.  It is usually noticed by their parents and teachers.  Not only can strabismus cause social issues but it can also cause… Read More


Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye”. Is it serious?

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Conjunctivitis is a condition where the white portion of the eye appears pink or red.  There is often an accompanied discharge, tearing and irritation.  Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies or systemic disease.  The types caused by bacteria and viruses could be highly contagious.  For that reason, most school nurses will question if… Read More


What types of refractive errors are present in children?

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Children, like adults, oftentimes need glasses.  The need for glasses is determined by the child’s refractive error.  There are, essentially, 3 types of refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.  All refractive errors occur due to structural differences in the eye.  In order for people to see, images are typically reflected in the front of the… Read More


Dilating drops, what are they and are they necessary?

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Dilating drops are an integral part of the eye exam for adults and for children.  They allow the doctor to see past the pupil, to examine the inside of the eye.  They allow us to diagnose conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy and Macular degeneration.  In addition, they relax they ability for children to accomodate,… Read More


Common eye myths, are they true?

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There are many common eye myths and truths that are questioned every day in my office.  What is interesting is how prevalent these beliefs are through many different cultures.  Some of these beliefs can actually cause harm to patients. 1.Wearing glasses can be harmful to the long-term health of your eyes as you can grow… Read More


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