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Are generic eye drops the same as brand name ones?

A recent editorial published in the medical journal, Ophthalmology, addressed a common concern: are generic eye drops the same as brand name eye drops when it comes to equal effect? … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pull it out, or leave it in

Eye injuries are common. I have seen nails, glass, wood, and other bits of metal puncture the eye. I’ve even seen a Taser’s harpoon-like probe go into the eye. If … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Urine and other things you shouldn’t put into your eye

I’ve practiced medicine in different areas of the country and come across some interesting cultural traditions when it comes to things people put into their eyes. Surprisingly, you can’t find … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 132 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

Reading glasses

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

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

All about omega-3 fatty acids

What’s the deal with Omega-3 fatty acids? Why are they and why are they better than Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids? These are some common questions I get on a daily basis. Read … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Should I take vitamins for my eyes?

These days, vitamins are ubiquitous. Everyone, young and old, seems to be taking vitamins or health supplements.  They take them to help lose weight, they take them to help gain … Continue reading

April 22, 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

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

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

April 5, 2012 · 27 Comments

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