Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds. THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both... read more
Amblyopia is a condition that can affect 2 to 3% of children and it can cause permanent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a complete eye exam at six months, three years and five years of age. After that your child should have a complete annual eye exam, if no vision... read more
Dangers of Contact Lenses: Amoeba Eye Infection A student in Taiwan who left contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight developed a rare and serious eye infection that ultimately took her vision, according to a news report. A single-celled organism called an amoeba was able to infect the outer covering of the woman's... read more
Prevent Injuries from Fireworks by following the steps below; 90 percent of eye injuries are prevented by wearing the proper protective eye-wear. No parts of the body should be over the firework while lighting. Before lighting a firework, read the warning label carefully and follow all the directions. Light fireworks outdoors and away from buildings,... read more
Combined iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent Implantation and Phacoemulsification for Coexistent Open-angle Glaucoma and Cataract What is iStent? The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden; but this will be at the discretion of your physician.... read more
Cataract Awareness Month June 1 - 30 Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. For information and to read more click here
We would like to thank Dr. Brian Brazzo and Dr. Marina Su for the wonderful lectures they gave. Enjoy some of the pictures.
Life After School…Steps To Success Ian D. Maltzman -- Here are some words of wisdom for transitioning from college to career. How did you get your job? That is often the best question you can ask someone when you are looking for a job in today’s challenging economic climate. The answer is usually very similar... read more
There has been a recent buzz concerning eye designer jewelry placed surgically underneath the ocular conjunctiva. If this is a procedure you have considered as body art, DON’T. Although there are surgeons who will be willing to surgically invade your eye to place small trinkets and jewelry, this is a big mistake. It is certainly... read more
May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month. Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. Protect your eyes from UV dangers, choose the right sunglasses, don't forget your sunblock and wear a hat too. Mark Fromer M.D.