Tag: Pediatric Ophthalmology

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


Laser Cataract Surgery in 2018

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures performed through out our country and through out the world for that matter. A cataract occurs when the natural lens with in one’s eye becomes clouded. This is a natural process which most individuals experience as time goes on. As the cataract grows… Read More


Learning about Bladeless LASIK and what to do about Dry Eye Disease, The Official LASIK Provider for the New York Mets

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When you think of LASIK, our new state-of-the-art LASIK center has bladeless and custom technology. The Bladeless LASIK center is strictly temperature and humidity controlled. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, our Customvue/idesign mapping system creates a unique fingerprint of your visual system much like the fingerprint on your hand. This information is… Read More


Proper Administration of Eye Drops

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As ophthalmologists, we prescribe eye drops for many conditions.  Some conditions are acute, like eye infection and inflammation; others are chronic diseases such as glaucoma.  Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops are indispensable in the pre- and post-operative care of eye surgery patients.  A perfectly performed surgery could have an adverse outcome if the medication regimen is… Read More


What is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?

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A Pediatric Ophthalmologist is a medical and surgical doctor who graduated from medical school and specializes in the development of children’s eyes. The development of the visual center of the brain occurs between the ages of birth and approximately 9 years of age. Whether a child needs glasses, medical treatment or surgery, the goal of… Read More


Common Pediatric Eye Diseases

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There are many eye conditions that can affect a child’s vision. Some common conditions include: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Ptosis, Conjunctivitis, Chalazion, Cellulitis, and Blocked Tear Ducts. Amblyopia: A condition where the eye or eyes appear normal but for some reason the eye doesn’t see well. Amblyopia can be caused by refractive conditions, strabismus, ptosis or cataracts… Read More


Vision Screening at North Shore Eye Care

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Vision screening is an efficient and cost-effective way to identify children with visual impairments that can impact their development. This allows the Pediatrician to determine if a referral to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist is warranted. There are a variety of methods used to screen children, depending on the age of the child tested. In babies, the… Read More


Ocular albinism-how does this affect my child?

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Albinism is a genetic condition present at birth, characterized by a reduced or lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Some children with this disorder have the characteristic white hair and blue eyes but the skin and eye color can vary from this to normal pigment. There are 2 basic type of albinism,… Read More


Why is my eye red and what is “pink eye?”

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The conjunctiva is the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye. When it becomes infected or inflamed, the diagnosis may be conjunctivitis, a condition commonly known as pink eye. Common causes of conjunctivitis include bacterial or viral infection, ocular allergy, chemical injury, or a reaction to a foreign body, which can include… Read More


“Pink Eye,” Is it always contagious?

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” Pink Eye,” or conjunctivitis, is a condition in which the eye looks red and may or may not contain discharge. It can be caused by bacteria and viruses, which are contagious, but it can also be caused by systemic disease and allergy. Allergic conjunctivitis, in particular, is very common in the Spring and Summer…. Read More


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