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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...

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...

What is laser assisted cataract surgery?

By Aimee Verner, M.D. If you are one of the 2 million plus patients that will have cataract surgery this year, your eye surgeon may have offered you laser assisted cataract surgery in addition to traditional cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, lasers can...

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...

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...