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 where the lens becomes […]
As an Ophthalmologist specializing in Cornea in the Bronx, I see patients who come with a red and painful eye. Often times, I notice a scratch in the front layer of the cornea which is called a corneal abrasion. Definition: Corneal abrasion is a scratch to the front part of the eye or medically it […]
Bifocal vs. Progressive lenses
Often times, when leaving the office you’ll get a prescription 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 eye is like a circle but in astigmatism […]
As an 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 bulging of the inferior […]
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: Every eye has meibomian glands […]
Should I do Selective laser trabeculoplasty?
Patient with glaucoma often get confused with the different options when it comes to glaucoma therapy. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been increasingly popular as an adjunct to glaucoma therapy. 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 […]