A first of its kind, new refractory Glaucoma treatment was performed by leading ophthalmologist Frank A. Bucci, Jr. MD., on Wednesday August 16, 2017. The XEN gel stent, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration is inserted during a microscopic surgical procedure, under light sedation and the eye surface is also numbed . The […]Read More Recently FDA approved XEN gel refractory Glaucoma stent
Of the 100,000 eye injuries resulting from sports each year, an estimated 42,000 people are treated in the emergency room, and 13,500 end up legally blind. In fact, according to a January 2014 study of consumer product related injuries requiring emergency room treatment, sports equipment – including balls, bats, and rackets – was responsible for […]Read More Ophthalmologists encourage athletes to wear eye protection
Constantly rubbing dry, itching, burning eyes is uncomfortable, and applying drops non stop in order to feel any sort of relief can become a hassle. That is why July is Dry Eye Awareness Month, to inform and bring attention to this all to common disease affecting an estimated 4.88 million Americans age 50 and older. About […]Read More Dry Eye Awareness Month
Summer: a time for fun in the sun, carefree days, and exciting adventures. Summer: not a time to be worrying about sensitive contact lenses and pesky glasses holding you back. As the weather warms up and the days stay lighter longer, a rejuvenated spirit is found. No longer is the cold weather or the busy […]Read More SEE your next summertime adventure
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes damage to an individual’s optic nerve, primarily from increased intraocular pressure. This increased pressure or ocular hypertension is usually caused by inefficient fluid drainage within the eye. Due to this increase in pressure, the optic nerve may […]Read More i Technology Update: Attention Glaucoma Patients
Hello Everyone! November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes Mellitus is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S and is the number one cause of “blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of feet and legs not related to accidents or injury”. In addition, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss among working […]Read More November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
This Halloween, many of us will be dressing in costumes, which may also include the new fashion sensation, decorative contact lenses. These lenses may enhance your appearance for the trick or treat filled night but they have no affect on your vision and in some cases, harm your vision. This Halloween, if you are going […]Read More Decorative Contact Lenses or a Nightmare?
Omega 3 fish oils are an extremely beneficial health supplement. Omega 3’s are essential fatty acids that are not made naturally in our bodies. Taking high quality Omega 3 supplements will replenish those essential fatty acids and promote better health throughout our bodies. Their benefits include reduced inflammation, improved cardiovascular functionality, and increased healthy vision. […]Read More NOT ALL OMEGA’S ARE CREATED EQUAL
Can Tetris cure Lazy Eye? Tetris, released in 1985, has stood the test of time and now may prove to be useful to treat Amblyopia, or more commonly referred to as Lazy Eye. According to a study conducted by McGill University scientists, Tetris has shown to treat lazy eye by having both eyes, not just […]Read More Can Tetris cure Lazy Eye?
Hey Everyone! Are you experiencing irritated, watery, scratchy, dry eyes? These might be symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome caused by prolonged use of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The Vision Council (https://www.thevisioncouncil.org/index2.cfm) has provided a diagram for PC, laptop, and mobile users on how to use these devices while minimizing ocular strain.Read More “Eyegonomics” when using your electronic devices