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What does diabetes have to do with my eyes?

By editor
November 6, 2017

Diabetes can harm your vision, or even cause blindness. With diabetes, your body does not use sugar the right way. This can affect the blood vessels (arteries and veins) in your eyes and other parts of your body. What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is the eye disease people with diabetes get most often. It...  read more


Diabetic Eye Disease Month

By editor
November 2, 2017

November 1 - 30 Can people with diabetes prevent the onset of diabetic eye disease? During this observance, we offer information to help the 3.6 million Americans, age 40 and older who suffer from diabetic eye disease. For more information visit us, Diabetic Eye Disease page or call for an appointment, 212-832-9228


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


September is Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

By editor
September 12, 2017

Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletic activities or cleaning and cooking to mowing and repairing around the house. Ninety percent of eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection. Take the following steps to protect yourself and your children from...  read more


eclipse

By editor
August 21, 2017

The safest way to view a solar eclipse requires the use of proper solar filters. It is imperative that you do not stare at the sun or an individual can risk great damage to the eye even during a relatively short period of time. Eclipse glasses must have evidence that they comply with the ISO...  read more


July, Eye Safety Month;

By editor
July 5, 2017

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like...  read more


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

By editor
April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more


Castle Connolly Exceptional Women In Medicine - 2017

By editor
April 18, 2017
Upload: April 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Fromer has been selected for the first ever awarding of Castle Connolly's Exceptional Women in Medicine! Congratulations on breaking down walls and shattering glass ceilings to enter this elite category.


Workplace Eye Wellness

By editor
March 2, 2017

March Is “Workplace Eye Wellness” Month  When it comes to the health of your eyes, we are all business. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce workplace eye injuries is to wear proper safety glasses. Certain fields of work carry the...  read more


Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

By editor
January 31, 2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say. So far, the drug -- called AXT107 -- has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current...  read more