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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


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


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