Once in a while, a patient will tell me that a previous doctor told them they had “granulated eyelids.” What does that mean? What they are describing is a medical condition called blepharitis. Most of the time, blepharitis is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria that normally lives on our skin. The bacteria are there continually,… Read More
Each year, an estimated 30,000 people are treated for sports-related eye injuries, according to data from Prevent Blindness. The number of sports-related injuries has been on the rise in recent years.
Many people think of the eye as an isolated organ. Often, an initial reaction is to assume glasses need to be updated when trouble seeing arises. I agree this is a good place to start; however, numerous health concerns can negatively impact vision. This article will touch on several systemic (bodily) conditions that can affect… Read More
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve of the eye. It is the cable that carries the information from the eye to the brain. Any damage to this optic nerve due to high pressures can damage it, resulting in lower vision or vision loss. Therefore, it is essential to treat glaucoma… Read More
Sleep apnea is a common but often undiagnosed disorder that has potentially serious general and eye health consequences. Approximately 25% of men and 10% of women are affected, but unfortunately, 80% of these are undiagnosed. High rates of undiagnosed patients may be due to the fact that the best test, a polysomnography sleep study, is… Read More