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Allergies and the Eyes

Allergies and the Eyes Approximately 30 million people in the US suffer from seasonal itchy, swollen, red eyes. Airborne allergens such as pollen, house dust, animal dander and mold constantly bombard the eyes and can cause ocular allergies at any time…. but when...

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Preventing the Spread of Conjunctivitis

Preventing the Spread of Conjunctivitis Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) are very contagious, they can spread easily from person to person. You can greatly reduce the risk of getting conjunctivitis or spreading it to someone else by following some simple...

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Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) GPC is an inflammation of the inner surface of the eyelids, most frequently associated with contact lens wear or over wear. It generally occurs in people who wear soft lens but can develop in gas permeable lens wearers as well. It...

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Styes and Chalazion

Styes and Chalazion: A chalazion is a swelling in the eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil-producing glands located in the upper or lower eyelids, it is often referred to as a stye and appears as a lump on the eyelid. However, a stye is an infection...

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ECC – Eyelash Extensions: Are They Safe?

The desire for dramatic, memorable eyes is one that has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a topic that has led to many an innovation in the cosmetic and surgical industry, ranging from simple makeup to intricate procedures that cost thousands of dollars. One of...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Macular Degeneration

There are many vision disorders that can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life, but some are more detrimental than others. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. An Increasingly Common Issue AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Wet-type Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, affecting more than 10% of those over the age of 75. There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative/neovascular). Today, I’d like to focus on the more serious...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Dry-Type Macular Degeneration

You may have read our previous post on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), where we learned that AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It affects more than 10% of those over the age of 75, making it an area of significant concern. We discussed...

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How to stay on top of eye conditions as we age

As with many issues involving the human body, each person’s vision eventually begins to deteriorate, whether we anticipate it or not. Even when someone has had the good fortune of experiencing perfect vision their whole life, they will, at some point, start to...

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The Best Foods for Eye Health

Most people are already aware that certain vitamins and minerals can have a positive effect on eye health. It has long been understood, for instance, that the vitamin A contained in carrots promotes good vision. In general, any orange-colored fruit or vegetable has...

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The Basics of Maintaining Good Eye Health

Few people give much thought to their vision until they begin to experience problems with their eyes. This is unfortunate, as there are many eye conditions that can be circumvented with a simple solution: proper eye care. Simple Indoor/Outdoor Fixes While the thought...

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What is glaucoma and how is it treated?

By Anjali Sheth, M.D. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. It is a combination of elevated intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage and visual field loss. There are two types of glaucoma, open and closed, with open angle being...

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What is Dry Eye and What Treatments are Available?

By Jane Wolford, O.D. Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. Dry eye affects millions of adults in the U.S. and an increasing number of younger patients as we blink up to 35% less frequently...

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What is macular degeneration & what are the symptoms?

By Matthew Manry, M.D. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the retina that can cause significant visual impairment. The risk for AMD increases more than three-fold in patients older than 75 years of age compared to individuals between...

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What are floaters & can anything be done?

By Justin Kanoff, M.D. Floaters in your vision are caused by either imperfections or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. The main cavity of the eye is filled by the vitreous humor. Light passes through the vitreous on its path to the retina. Over time the uniform...

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Wet-type Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, affecting more than 10 percent of those over the age of 75. There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative/neovascular). Today, Dr. Kanoff will address wet AMD....

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Dry-type Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, affecting more than 10 percent of those over the age of 75. There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative/neovascular). Today, Dr. Kanoff will address dry AMD....

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Dr. Justin Kanoff on Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, affecting more than 10 percent of those over the age of 75. Its victims live with a large blurry or blind spot at the center of their field of vision, making basic everyday...

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DRY EYE

Dry Eye Written by Jane Wolford, O.D. What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. Dry eye affects millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye...

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Oh what a night…

It was a great night for Softball, a little late but at least the weather held up. Coachie was very happy to see TEAM ECCNC full of ECCNC employees eager and excited to play ball. Free agency was good to the team this year as Coachie was able to sign Dr Kanoff,Jason,...

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Our Employee Celina Serving in Ethiopia

Where would we be without the charitable acts of kindness shown to those so much less fortunate than ourselves?  It takes a heart of passion and love to change the future of a child whose lives and opportunities are limited by poverty, lack of education and disease....

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Early Detection of Glaucoma Can Help Prevent Blindness

One of the reasons we publish our blog is to help you learn about eye health. One eye disease that many people don't have a lot of information about is glaucoma. Our eye specialists can give you more information about the signs of glaucoma and today's treatments for...

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Understanding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) most often strikes people 60 years of age or older.  This progressive eye disorder makes it difficult to see details, as it slowly destroys a person's central vision. Two Types of Age-Related Macular Degeneration AMD patients...

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Critical Eye Care Tips For Computer Users

These days, many people spend a large amount of time staring at computer screens on a daily basis - whether it be for work or pleasure.  Unfortunately, persistent staring at computer screens can have a serious impact on one's eyesight, causing it to gradually...

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