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The dangers of costume contact lenses

Halloween is just around the corner and while my kids are excited about their skeleton and princess costumes, others may be thinking of enhancing their costumes with decorative contact lenses. … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 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

Artificial retina FDA approved

3 months ago, I wrote that the Argus II artificial retina implant had been recommended for FDA approval. 3 days ago, the FDA actually approved the device. This is exciting … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a 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

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the most misunderstood diseases that I know of. Many people think that glaucoma is high eye pressure. It isn’t. Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ocularists: the fourth O of eye care

I recently wrote about the three O’s of eye care (optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists), but I forgot to mention the fourth O of eye care: ocularists. I was reminded of … Continue reading

October 29, 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 · 8 Comments

The treatment for styes

A stye, hordeolum, or chalazion (pronounced kuh-ley-zee-uhn) refers to an inflammatory lesion of the eyelid glands that is similar to a pimple on your face. They can be red, hot, and … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

What is a cataract?

Light enters the eye through the cornea, then the pupil (black circle in the middle of the colored part of the eye) and is focused by the lens before it … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Do you use a laser for that?

When I used to do cataract surgery, patients would frequently ask me if there would be a laser involved in the surgery. The answer would always be, “unfortunately, no. But, … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

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