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Ocular Manifestations Of Systemic Disease

Your Eyes Are Windows To Way More Than Your Soul Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, M.D., F.A.C.S. When patients have systemic diseases, their primary care doctors will often send them to the eye doctor to check for any eye damage that may have resulted from their illnesses. However, every day, while performing routine, thorough eye exams,… Read More


THE MENACE OF BLUE LIGHT

THE MENACE OF BLUE LIGHT Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, M.D. The Menace of the Blue Light: Why Your Phone, IPad and Computer Are Bad for Your Eyesight? According to the Vision Council, 95% of Americans spend two or more hours every day on their digital devices, including computers tablets and smart phones. So what’s the… Read More


Sudden Blindness

Sudden Blindness Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, M.D.   I had a very meticulous 60-year old with glaucoma who was exceedingly conscientious with using her glaucoma eye drops twice per day.  She always told me that she loved to develop precise schedules for instilling the drops after breakfast and after dinner, while sitting at her desk. … Read More


“Trouble Focusing”

  Trouble Focusing Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, M.D., F.A.C.S. Every August, I would examine the Smith Family children about a week or two before the start of the school year.  Ms. Smith was diligent about the annual exams at which time each youngster would update his/her eyeglasses that were needed for myopia,  nearsightedness.  Additionally, each… Read More


Top Tips for Contact Lens Care

Top Tips for Contact Lens Care By: Nathan Klein, O.D.   August 21-25, 2017 marks the Fourth Annual Contact Lens Health Week.  Roughly 85% of Americans who wear contact lenses do not care for them properly. Contact Lens Week was instituted to help bring awareness to proper contact lens wear and care. Let’s start with some demographic… Read More


Solar Eclipse 2017

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: BEWARE OF THE 21st OF AUGUST Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, MD, FACS The US will be experiencing its first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years. And researchers said it may be the most watched, best observed solar eclipse in history. But this most-watched observation could affect your sight. Looking at a… Read More


Known Steps to Maintain Macular Health

FIVE STEPS TO MAINTAINING YOUR MACULAR HEALTH Macular health is not usually part of our daily conversation until it is too late. Here’s the bad news. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. The good news is there are five… Read More


HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM UV LIGHT DAMAGE

  HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM UV LIGHT DAMAGE Written by: Alan Mendelsohn, MD The connection between Ultraviolet Light (UV) and skin cancer are well known. And we diligently apply sunscreen as a means of protection and prevention. But there are additional dangers to the ever-present sunlight in Florida. Ultraviolet Light (“UV Light”)… Read More


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