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November Is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Issue 45.17

Once upon a time there were two types of diabetes. Children developed type 1 and adults typically had type 2. Now we know that many children also develop type 2 and that type 1 diabetes often appears in adulthood.

If you think you know diabetes, you don’t. You may know that […]

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery, And Are My Cataracts “Ripe”?

Issue 25.16

“I’ve heard that cataracts have to be ripe before you can take them out. How will I know if my cataracts are ripe?”

This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear about when it comes to cataract surgery. This was actually a very good question many years ago […]

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery, And Are My Cataracts “Ripe”?

Issue 28.14

“I’ve heard that cataracts have to be ripe before you can take them out. How will I know if my cataracts are ripe?”

This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear about when it comes to cataract surgery. This was actually a very good question many years […]

Pink Eye

Issue 8.14

Pink eye is a common term used for an eye condition known as “conjunctivitis”. I have had many of my patients tell me, “I cannot have pink eye. I’m too old for pink eye.” This statement comes from the thought that conjunctivitis is a condition that only affects children. This thought, […]

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Issue 33.13

Dry eye syndrome (DES) – also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca or simply dry eye. DES is a common disorder of the tear film that affects a significant percentage of the population, especially those older than 50 years of age. DES can affect anyone, but is more common in women than in men. […]

Do You See Flashes And Floaters?

Issue 3.13

One of the more common visual complaints that we see in our office are reports of one seeing flashes of light and floaters. What are flashes and floaters?

Floaters: While these objects look like they are in front of your eye, they are actually floating inside it. What you see […]