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Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems?

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems  If you have diabetes, did you know that having severe sleep apnea may increase your risk  of developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness? Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)...

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams!

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams  Diabetes and the related diabetic eye problem of diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause preventable blindness in the United States among adults age 20 to 74. About 1/3 of the 30 million Americans with diabetes have diabetic...

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems?

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems?  A recent study reported at a Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology concluded that while eye health information they found online can be helpful in informing patients with eye problems about conditions, often these...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?  A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes:  External Hordeolum: A stye...

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety  Did you know that the kitchen can be a source of many common eye hazards? Preparing healthy, nutritious and delicious meals for family and friends is mainstay of American life! But, based on what we see and hear from patients, preparing...

Could Eye Drops Replace Reading Glasses?

Could Eye Drops Replace Reading Glasses?  Believe it or not, we may be able to use eye drops instead of reading glasses! More than one-third of Americans have presbyopia, a gradual loss of near vision with age. Most people reach for eyeglasses or bifocal contact...