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What Is a Detached Retina?

What Is a Detached Retina?   A detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye. The retina does not work when it is detached, making vision blurry. As we get older, the vitreous gel in our eyes starts to shrink and get thinner. As the eye...

Cataract Surgery Improves Driving Safety

Cataract Surgery Improves Driving Safety  Did you know that cataract surgery actually improves driving safety? The ability of cataract surgery to restore sight is well known. Patients say they’re stunned by the vibrancy of color after surgery and the improvement in...

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems?

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems?  A recent study reported at a Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology concluded that while eye health information they found online can be helpful in informing patients with eye problems about conditions, often these...

No Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips

No Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips   Onions can add depth and sweetness to savory dishes, but the same compounds that make them so flavorful can also bring you to tears! Onion chopping and eye watering can be managed with a bit of insight and a few tips. Did you...

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems?

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems  If you have diabetes, did you know that having severe sleep apnea may increase your risk  of developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness? Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)...

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams!

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams  Diabetes and the related diabetic eye problem of diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause preventable blindness in the United States among adults age 20 to 74. About 1/3 of the 30 million Americans with diabetes have diabetic...

Cataracts & Diabetes: Facts You Might Not Know

Cataracts & Diabetes: Facts You Might Not Know  Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of developing cataracts faster and earlier in life? The crystalline lens in your eye is nourished by the Aqueous Humor-the clear fluid that circulates in the...

Cataracts Don’t Return: Facts You Might Not Know

Cataracts Don’t Return or Regrow  From time to time we hear patients ask about whether cataracts “regrow” after they have had cataract surgery. Sometimes patients will tell us that a friend, neighbor or relative had a cataract regrow. The fact is that cataracts do...

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety  Did you know that the kitchen can be a source of many common eye hazards? Preparing healthy, nutritious and delicious meals for family and friends is mainstay of American life! But, based on what we see and hear from patients, preparing...

Avoid Eye Injury from Halloween Contacts

Avoid Eye Injury from Halloween Contacts  Spooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep...