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Herpetic red eyes and what I should do Dec 6th, 2019

As an Ophthalmolgist specializing in Cornea in the Bronx, I see patients worry tremendously when they get the diagnosis of herpetic keratitis. We discuss the meaning and treatment for the condition Definition:Herpes is a virus that lays dormant in the nerve ganglion. There are different types with HSV I located...

What is Keratoconus and how do I treat it Nov 26th, 2019

As a Ophthalmologist specializing in Cornea in the Bronx, I get patients who have been diagnosed with keratoconus and would like an explanation of the condition. In this article, we discuss some important aspects of keratoconus and relevant treatments. Definition of Keratoconus:Keratoconus is a bilateral progressive condition causing thinning and...

Itchy and irritated eyes: What should I do? Nov 22nd, 2019

One of the most common complaints we get in our Bronx office are itchy eyes. Patient often find themselves rubbing their eyes throughout the day. Though this can be caused by a multitude of conditions. One of the most common conditions are meibomian gland dysfunction. Defintion of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction:...

Should I do selective laser trabeculoplasty? Nov 16th, 2019

History:Laser trabeculoplasty was introduced as early as 1979. At the time Argon laser trabeculoplasty was used which often had more side effects. The currently SLT has been shown to be less destructive histopathologically thus presumably helping reduce side effects. Mechanism of action: SLT targets intracellular melanin to help with outflow...

Glasses and should I get bifocal, progressives or transitions? Nov 1st, 2019

      Often times, when leaving the office you'll get a presciption for glasses. Patients often wonder what it all means. The first number is considered the sphere and points to see if you're near or far sighted. The second number is astigmatism. A simple analogy is normally the...

Cataracts and what can I do? Oct 29th, 2019

Many patients come into my Bronx office with complaints of blurry vision. This can often be due to a myriad of reasons including astigmatism, glaucoma, and dry eyes. But as a patient gets older the lens in the eye can be cloudier which is called cataracts. Definition:Cataract is a condition...

Do I have glaucoma and how to help prevent the progression Oct 3rd, 2019

Every week, I get countless amount of patients who come in worried about glaucoma. Usually they know of a family member who had visual issues due to glaucoma or have another risk factor for the condition. Well first off, what is glaucoma? Definition:According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma...

What to do with a Chalazion aka how to get rid of the red bump on my eyelid Sep 25th, 2019

Symptons of Chalazion Patients usually presents with inflammation or redness along the eyelid. Often a bump can be seen and is tender to touch. The person will endorse that it has worsen over a period of time. Usually they have had some in the past which resolved.   Assessing your...

Keeping dry eyes at bay so you never have to worry about your eyes being irritated and annoying. Sep 18th, 2019

Symptoms of Dry Eyes          Dry Eyes is a chronic condition that effects a large portion of the population. Often under diagnosed, dry eyes can lead to symptoms of irritation, itchiness, blurry of vision, and multitude of other symptoms.   Risk Factors of Dry Eyes: According to...