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  • Can you Prevent Glaucoma with Diet and Supplements?

    Sep

    18

    2017

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    Eat This to Prevent Glaucoma Glaucoma is a silent thief, stealing vision from over 80 million people worldwide. Most of whom, sadly, don’t even know it’s happening.  If glaucoma runs in your family, you are 6 times more likely to suffer from it and because it is also associated with aging, your risk of glaucoma increases with...

  • New study shows what will kill you - Fat or Carbs

    Sep

    12

    2017

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    What’s better for you – Fat or Carbs One of the biggest diet questions around for several years is what is better for you - fat or carbs?  I think there are probably studies that can support any argument but as a scientist you are trained to decipher studies and make a decision on the validity of a study based on your scientific...

  • Zika Virus may hold the key to treating Brain Cancer

    Sep

    08

    2017

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      The ZIKA virus wreaked havoc worldwide last year when is spread through the Americas in an epidemic causing severe birth defects in babies born to infected mothers. With no diagnostic testing, approved drugs or vaccines, people traveling to affected areas were on orange alert and pregnant or soon to be pregnant women were terrified. The...

  • Eye Vitamins will Keep You Living Longer and Smarter

    Sep

    04

    2017

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    Your Grandma’s Eye Vitamins Will Keep You From Getting Older Kale is sexy. Ever since Beyonce wore her “Kale” sweatshirt in her “7/11” video, it has become a favorite of foodies everywhere. It, along with avocado toast and kimchi, basically defines the millennial superfood movement. And according to the PR firm My...

  • PRP Eye Drops for the Treatment of Post PRK Lasik Haze

    Aug

    28

    2017

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    Treatment for Post PRK Haze Lasik – PRP Eye Drops Let me start this blog by saying that in our practice we eliminated post Lasik haze by not performing PRK photorefractive keratectomy, a procedure that requires scraping or brushing of the top layer of the cornea, epithelium, and then performing laser corrective surgery.  PRK is how...

  • How to Fix Botched Cataract Surgery

    Aug

    23

    2017

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      I love performing cataract surgery because every case is special and as you gain experience you realize that you have to anticipate issues before they become problems.  Sun Tzu in, “The Art of War”, said, “Every battle is won or lost before it’s ever fought”.  I thought about this statement when...

  • Dry Eye Causing constant tearing - Epiphora due to a blocked Punctum

    Aug

    22

    2017

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      Many times patients will come in with tearing and we tell them it is because of Dry Eye Disease DED.   They give us a surprised look and then we have to explain why.   The tear is made up of three basic parts – water, fat, and protein.  Each part is important in producing a normal tear film allowing us to see...

  • Laser those floaters away - New study shows better vision after Laser Floaterectomy

    Aug

    14

    2017

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    Zapping Away Eye Floaters I see it in my office at least once a day. Patients complaining of dark spots in their vision that “swim.” They complain that the floaters come and go and are typically worse in bright lights or against light colored walls. Googling these terms can be scary as they overlap significantly with the signs and...

  • Blocked Tear Duct NLDO and Balloon DCR Surgery to Fix it

    Aug

    10

    2017

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    Blocked Tear Duct and Balloon Surgery to Fix it Most of the times I am blogging about tear production but a common problem that we deal with is the blocking of the nasolacrimal duct, in layman terms the tear duct. We produce tears to keep our eye lubricated to optimize our vision and keep it healthy.  The tear then drains into to ducts that...

  • How a Laser Lid Lift can make you more Trustworthy

    Aug

    07

    2017

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    The value of a first impression cannot be underestimated. First impressions are more than snap judgments they can have far-reaching implications. Many people believe, subconsciously or otherwise, that they can read into people’s souls by studying their faces and recent science backs them up. It’s a fact that competent appearing...