Category: Eye Health

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


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


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


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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