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How to Prevent Your Kids’ Glasses From Getting Thicker

Strategies to Reduce Myopic Progression Or How to Prevent Your Kids’ Glasses From Getting Thicker   Close to 30% of the world’s population has myopia, or near-sightedness.  That’s almost 2 billion people!  In many communities the prevalence is much higher; 80-90% of high school graduates in East Asian countries are estimated to be myopic (British… Read More


Summer Break-Don’t Forget Dermal Hygiene!

Ultraviolet rays cause skin damage and premature aging as well as increased melanoma risk. Don’t forget to pick up a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These sit on top of your skin and physically block harmful UV rays. Zinc and titanium sunscreens are particularly useful for those with sensitive skin, eczema, and acne… Read More


Feeling Wrinkly? Line Up For a New Fine Line Solution

Radiofrequency microneedling is the hot spot for skin rejuvenation. After the age of 25, we lose 1 % of collagen every year, according to Benjamin Ticho, MD. Treat yourself to a RF microneedling treatment, promoting collagen deposition for a more youthful look. This revolutionary treatment has virtually no downtime, unlike previous microneedling and fractional laser… Read More


Dry Eye Symptoms More Common in Young People Than Previously Suspected

Are your eyes sensitive to light? Gritty or burning feeling?  Does eye discomfort limit your performance while reading, working on a computer, or driving at night? If you answered “yes”, you may be suffering from dry eyes, a condition classically associated with advancing age.  However, a recent study published in  JAMA Ophthalmology (2020; 138:58) suggests… Read More


A Guide to Medicare Benefits

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Aren’t the Other Kids Going to Make Fun of My Child’s Patch ?

Patching the dominant (better-seeing) eye is a time-honored method of treating amblyopia, a major cause of childhood vision loss. By forcing the child’s brain to “pay attention” to the “weaker” eye, this vision loss can be reversed, particularly if treatment is started early enough. Parents are often concerned about the social and psychological impact of… Read More


The Other Problem Virus

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, ophthalmologists were encouraged to support the efforts to control spread by seeing only urgent eye problems.  While we are being inundated with coronavirus news and information, another, more familiar, infectious disease continues to show up in our examination rooms: adenovirus. Adenovirus is responsible for many cases of “pink eye”, or… Read More


New Hope for Dry Macular Degeneration?

    In the last twenty years, we have seen a revolutionary progression of treatments for “wet” age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), primarily injections of medications which act against vascular endothelial growth factor.  Patients with sight-threatening vessel leakage and bleeding now have their disease stabilized and often improved through injections performed every 4 to 12 weeks… Read More


New Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease (TED, also known as Graves’ disease) is an autoimmune  inflammatory disease, sometimes causing red or bulging eyes, sometimes causing double or reduced vision. While often associated with an overactive thyroid, some TED patients have normal thyroid function. Some TEA patients have mild changes – slight eyelid retraction or puffiness, for example. However,… Read More


Another Reason for A Good Night’s Sleep 

  If your upper airway collapses during sleep, you may suffer from more than a snoring problem.  Obstructive sleep apnea has been strongly associated with high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. A recent study from Australia (Ophthalmology, 2019;126:1372) supports a connection between sleep apnea and glaucoma in young adults. The research project measured the… Read More