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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...

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medications?

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medication  Did you know that the lipid lowering cholesterol medications called “statins” might also cause lipid layer instability in your tear film-and lead to dry eye symptoms? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of...

Lifestyle Choices for Glaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, affecting nearly 60 million people. With healthy lifestyle choices it may be possible to minimize the risk of vision loss from glaucoma. Certain habits may help minimize the risk of losing vision,...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?  A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes:  External Hordeolum: A stye...