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A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness worldwide and is conventionally treated with SURGERY. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on the retina at the back of the eye.  It is most commonly due to AGING, but has many other causes. Over time, yellow-brown pigment is deposited in the lens, and this, together with disruption of the lens fibers, reduces the transmission of light and leads to visual problems. Those with cataracts often Read More >


Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve and steals sight without warning. The optic nerve carries the impulses formed by the retina, the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye and senses light and creates impulses. These impulses are dispatched through the optic nerve to the brain, which interprets them as images. Optic nerve damage in glaucoma is primarily due to elevated intra-ocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. The most common types of glaucoma are:   Open-angle glaucoma ( 90% of all glaucoma cases) has Read More >


All Diabetics, non insulin dependent, insulin dependent and pregnancy related must be examined at least once per year.  Depending on the state of change or damage, an ophthalmologist will recommend more frequent re-examinations!!! Diabetic retinopathy  is nonspecific changes manifested in the retina as a direct result of  DIABETES which can eventually lead to decreased vision and complete blindness It is an ocular manisfestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more.  Despite these intimidating statistics, research Read More >

Dry Eye Syndrome

What Is Chronic Dry Eye? Chronic dry eye is a medical condition that needs continuous therapy, it occurs when eyes do not produce the right amount or quality of tears due to inflammation. Tears bathe the eye, washing out dust and debris and keeping the eye moist. They also contain enzymes that neutralize the microorganisms that colonize the eye. Tears are essential for good eye health. In dry eye syndrome, the lacrimal gland or associated glands near the eye don’t produce enough tears, or the tears have a chemical composition Read More >

What is Astigmatism

Astigmatism might be the most misunderstood eye health problem; in fact it is just a vision defect of the eye. People can be born with astigmatism — actually, most people probably are born with some degree of astigmatism. Normally, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally in all directions, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. However, if your cornea or lens isn’t smooth and evenly curved, light rays aren’t refracted properly. In an eye with astigmatism, light fails to come Read More >

How to read your eyeglass prescription

An eyeglass prescription is for the purchase of eyeglasses only. It does not contain certain information that is crucial to a contact lens prescription and that can be obtained only during a contact lens consultation and fitting. Your eyeglass prescription contains information regarding the lens power required to correct your vision problems. It consists of spherical power, cylindrical power, cylinder axis, bifocal addition, and prism power. Your prescription will contain only those numbers that are pertinent for your vision correction, for example if you do not have astigmatism, you would Read More >

General Information

Function of the human eye The human eye is remarkable. It accommodates to changing lighting conditions and focuses light rays originating from various distances from the eye. When all of the components of the eye function properly, light is converted to impulses and conveyed to the brain where an image is perceived and interpreted. Light rays enter the eye through a transparent layer of tissue known as the cornea. As the eye’s main focusing element, the cornea takes widely diverging rays of light and bends them through the pupil (the Read More >

General Eye Care

25Frequency of Eye Examinations Excellent eyesight is important to each and every individual. Each year, many people experience a decrease in vision due to progressive diseases or conditions of the eye. Often, there are no symptoms indicating something is wrong, as with glaucoma. Therefore, to insure the health of your eyes, a thorough examination by a skilled eye doctor is essential to safeguard your sight When no diseases or conditions of the eye are present, persons under forty should usually have an eye examination every two years. Individuals over forty Read More >