Hydroxychloroquine/Chloroquine and Eye Toxicity

By: Alan Mendelsohn, M.D., F.A.C.S. Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine have been utilized for several decades in the treatment of malaria, amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, and several dermatologic conditions. The most common and most worrisome side effects of these medications is loss of vision. As a result, Rheumatologists, Dermatologists, and Primary Care Physicians have always instructed… Read More

New Photochromic Contact Lenses

By: Nathan Klein OD In April 2018, the FDA approved the very first photochromic contact lenses in yet another step to help protect our patients from the harmful effects of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet light rays as well as it’s blue light emissions.  With more than 42 million Americans wearing contact lenses, this development could… Read More

Tips for Selecting Your Next New Big Screen Television

By: Alan D. Mendelsohn MD It’s hard to not walk into any big box retail store and not be seduced by big, bright new TVs declaring the years latest innovations, leaving us to naturally feel insecure about what we have in our living rooms at home. Making the decision to upgrade isn’t easy given the… Read More

Six Beauty Tips for Your Eye Health

By: Alan D. Mendelsohn MD Beware of the Glue: Applied by a professional on an occasional basis is not generally problematic unless you are allergic to the glue used in the application process. However, with the proliferation of new self-application eyelash extensions and the wide range of unlicensed practitioners offering their services, the greater the… Read More

Outstanding Vision with Scleral Contact Lenses!

By: Dr. Nathan Klein: For more than half a century, contact lenses have offered crisper, sharper and clearer vision compared to glasses. Unfortunately, many individuals simply could not wear contact lenses comfortably due to irritation, dryness, excessive lens movement, or achy eyes after limited lens wear. There is wonderful news for everyone who would like… Read More

How Dry “Eye” Am: Causes and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

By: Nathan Klein O.D. Do your eyes sting and feel scratchy or frequently tear? Though this question may sound counterintuitive, both may be symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome. As healthy adults, our eyes are constantly producing tears. These tears help wash away irritations, provide lubrication and help keep the surface of the eye nice and… Read More

A Drop a Day Can Keep Glaucoma at Bay

January is traditionally a time for New Year’s resolutions relating to diet, exercise and smoking.  Here’s one I would like to add to the top of your list: Schedule your annual eye exam.  There is a more pressing reason for this timely recommendation: Glaucoma. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to remind the public… Read More

The Best Switch to Turn Off an Eye Twitch

Ever experienced an irritating twitch in your upper or lower eyelid? Or one that is barely noticeable? You may have Myokymia, a medical term for eyelid twitching. There are a few well-known common causes, including excess caffeine or alcohol intake, bright light, or stress. Less well known and by far the most common cause of… Read More

Nine Life Saving Reasons to Schedule an Annual Eye Exam

While your eyes may be the window to your soul, in my practice Eye Surgeons and Consultants, they are a door, wide open with the opportunity to the diagnosis of hundreds of systemic diseases. Here are nine of the most common we see on a daily basis. #1 Diabetes Diabetes is one of the most… Read More

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


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