June 1, 2017

People frequently ask about the cause of cataracts.  The lens in the eye is made up of a multitude of fibers that are regularly oriented in the eye.  This regular orientation allows the light to pass through and be focused by the lens of the eye.  A cataract is just a...

May 25, 2017

Dry eye has many different treatment options.  Some of the first treatments include artificial tears, punctal plugs, Restasis, and Xiidra.  However, when these treatments do not work, we may also try autologous serum tears, Lacrisert, moisture goggles, and contact lens...

March 31, 2017

Does the following sound familiar?  You wake up in the morning or the middle of the night for a snack and you start to open your eyes and they feel stuck together?  Maybe you have to slowly open them or move your eye around while they are closed or sneak some drops in...

January 5, 2017

When people see a red or pink eye, they usually think of conjunctivitis.  However, the white part of the eye is made up of several layers.  The outer layer is the conjunctiva; when this layer is inflamed, the condition is called conjunctivitis.  The next layer down is...

January 2, 2017

Keratoconus is a fairly common condition that can affect the ability to see clearly.  It causes the cornea to be shaped more like a cone than a basketball.  The images above and below from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Website are instructive.  It is often diag...

December 26, 2016

Contact lenses are worn by a significant percentage of the population.  When used the correct way, they have a very low risk of infection and other complications.  However, when they are used incorrectly, contacts can result in vision threatening complications includin...

December 16, 2016

Dry eye is a chronic eye condition that results in discomfort, blurred vision, and pain.  The good news is that there are a multitude of dry eye treatments, but they do not work for everyone.  Patients that do not make enough tears have several options.  I generally st...

December 13, 2016

The eyes can and do often change in pregnancy.  The most common change is just a change in the glasses prescription.  If you had your heart set on a pair of fancy lenses or having LASIK, this is the wrong time to consider making those changes.  Your prescription will f...

December 7, 2016

Iritis is a condition that most patients have never heard of when they first learn about their diagnosis from their eye doctor.  Everyone has heard of cataract, and glaucoma, but iritis or anterior uveitis is a condition that can also cause those conditions.  It can al...

December 4, 2016

Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness in the population over age 65.  It is a very common condition for an ophthalmologist or an eye doctor to see.  The eye is similar to a camera, and the retina is the film of that camera.  Light from the...

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