Did you know that an eye exam can uncover a serious medical condition that requires immediate treatment? I had a
Did you know that babies can have cataracts? This is called a congenital cataract, and means that the eye’s natural
Cataract surgery usually improves your vision significantly. However, if you have macular degeneration, dry or the more severe wet form,
Did you know that your blink rate with computer use can change from 20 blinks/minute to 5 blinks/minute? No wonder
Aniridia is the absence of the iris, usually involving both eyes. It can be congenital or caused by an injury.
After cataract surgery, the wound must be examined carefully for any leakage. A fluorescein dye is applied, to more easily
Did you know that certain drugs, such as Tarceba, can cause thick, curly eyelashes? Women love this side effect!
Mild epithelial defect after lasik: no symptoms, discomfort, or vision loss, but sent back to surgeon for evaluation. Notice the
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the cornea thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This causes vision
All cataract surgery causes some damage to the corneal endothelial cells. Most corneas recover quickly, within 1 week. However,
A police cop pulled over my patient, saw his red eye, and questioned him for DUI. Did you know that
Optic nerve drusen are abnormal globular collections of protein and calcium salts in the optic nerve. They are often present
My in-office nursery is now officially my pre-testing room! To my staff and my patients, thanks so much for your
Small 1-2 mm, chalky, yellow-white lesions on the inside of your eye may be conjunctival concretions. Treatment is usually unnecessary
There are numerous benign growths that can afflict the eyelid region. If they are bothersome or suspicious, they can be
Yes! Because you can avoid a corneal ulcer, which is caused by a bacterial infection of the cornea. Extending the
Severe retinal damage after a blunt eye trauma caused by a firearm resulted in permanent vision loss. Safety eye
A patient came in for a 2nd opinion on a surgical recommendation. An epiretinal membrane is a thin sheet of
Keratoconus is an eye condition where the cornea thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This causes distorted, blurry vision
A growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (the white clear tissue around the iris) is called a pterygium.
Not necessarily! An eye freckle is called a nevus. It is a common, colored growth, similar to a
With more public appearances, I would like to look my best and get rid of my glasses! I found out
Dry macular degeneration is a common eye disorder among people over 65. It causes blurred vision, due to disruption of
White blood cells can penetrate into the corneal tissue as part of the body’s inflammatory response to the presence of
Corneal pannus is the growth of blood vessels onto the cornea. A common cause of corneal pannus is contact lens wear,
A bandage contact lens and antibiotic drops taken every 1-2 hours work like a charm! Healing usually takes 1-2 days.
Scleral lenses provide excellent vision and comfort for those with highly irregular corneas, such as keratoconus. However, a poorly fit
If you have blepharitis, which results in sore, red eyelids, with crusty debris, Demodex mite infestation could be the cause!
A pterygium is an elevated, wedged-shaped bump on the whites of the eye. It can grow onto the cornea. Though
One of the causes of sudden blurry and distorted vision is a macular hole. The macula, is a very small
Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is common and occurs when the vitreous gel that fills the eye separates from the retina.
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Epithelial ingrowth is the presence of corneal epithelium in an area where it does not belong. After LASIK, epithelial ingrowth
I use my optical coherence tomographer (OCT) for evaluating complex contact lenses, such as sclerals. It is important that there
A scleral lens that is fit too tightly in the periphery can result in vascular blanching. To remedy this situation,
After lasik, stria can occur. Visual acuity determines their severity and the need for surgical revision.