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Extra, extra! Read all about LAISK Xtra

By now, you’ve probably heard of the laser vision correction technique called LASIK (LASer-assisted In situ Keratomileusis). In fact, you probably know at least one person who has had the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

New corneal layer discovered: Dua’s Layer

I previously wrote about the 5 layers of the cornea. I guess I was wrong because in May, an article was published in the journal Ophthalmology, that described a new … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to treat corneal abrasions

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the eye, resulting in a defect in the epithelium — the topmost of the 5 layers of the cornea. The … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

The eye care team

In September, Argentina officially recognized optometry as a profession. Prior to that, only ophthalmology was recognized as an eye care profession. The three Os of eye care I often hear … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Flaming embers in my eye: What to do

A few years ago, I got a frantic phone call from a friend of mine. His eye was burning. The cause: he had a very cool job. Let me elaborate. … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pregnancy and the eye

As a retina specialist, I examine a lot of pregnant women who have diabetes. What am I looking for during those exams? Evidence of diabetic retinopathy — bleeding, cholesterol leakage, … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

So long, and thanks for all the fish

I was at a fish market recently, looking to pick out something for dinner. Those in the know about fresh fish have been taught to purchase ones with clear eyes and … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 3 Comments
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