Tag: Open Angle Glaucoma

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


Over 50 years of serving patients with Medical and Surgical Eye Care throughout the Long Island area

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With subspecialists in many fields SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care can meet all of your eye care needs. With over 50 years serving patients throughout the Long Island area the physicians know best how to serve our patients needs. We believe in offering state of the art care in a friendly an efficient manner…. Read More


Treating glaucoma in pregnancy

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Pregnant women need to be watchful for what they eat and drink. At the same time they must also be careful with the medications that they ingest. Luckily as Ophthalmologists we don’t have many pregnant patients with glaucoma. This is because glaucoma is primarily a disease of the elderly. The reason for this is because… Read More


Laser Treatment For Glaucoma Is Fast, Painless and Effective

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What is Glaucoma? Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans. Half of these people do not even know that they have glaucoma. While there is no current cure for glaucoma, earl detection and treatment can help prevent further loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is an eye disease in… Read More


VIsual Field Testing- A Necessary Part of Glaucoma Care

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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


Celebrate World Glaucoma Week

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In recognition of World Glaucoma week we’ll discuss angle closure glaucoma and its treatment. There are two basic types of glaucoma; open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two; angle closure glaucoma can result in much more rapid vision loss and thus needs to be treated… Read More


How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed

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Glaucoma, a disease where damage to the optic nerve occurs often from increased pressure in the eye can be difficult to diagnose at times. Many patients have some features but not all and in fact are just borderline for glaucoma. Regular check-ups for glaucoma will always include tonometry. Tonometry measures the pressure within your eye…. Read More


Angle Closure and Its Treatment

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Glaucoma comes in different forms. There are two basic types:open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Of the two types open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two. Angle closure glaucoma can result in more rapid loss of vision and must be treated immediately. Open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking… Read More


Celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month at North Shore Eye Care

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Start the New Year off right with a comprehensive eye exam to look for eye conditions such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a… Read More


Gentle Laser Can Reduce Reliance on Medications for Glaucoma

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Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans. Half of these people do not even know that they have glaucoma. While there is no current cure for glaucoma, earl detection and treatment can help prevent further loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the normal… Read More


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