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
Reading glasses are used when the natural lens inside your eye becomes hardened with age and can no longer flex as well as it did when you were a child … Continue reading
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
Do antibiotics cause retinal detachments?
Until now, I would have answered this question with an emphatic, No! Now, given a story published today at Reuters, I say, maybe… The Reuters piece references a recent article … Continue reading
Are my eyes going to be OK? I haven’t taken my contacts out for a month…
This is what one of my best friends from college told me over the phone a few years ago. As an eye doctor, this made me almost want to vomit. … Continue reading
There is something very beautiful about the inside of the human eye. Some call it the “window to the soul,” but to an ophthalmologist it’s a window to the body’s … Continue reading
Do you take the eyeball out of my head?
Believe it or not, this is one of the most common questions I get from patients who are going to have eye surgery. People must think that in order to … Continue reading