Archive of: Eye Exam

  • Treating the Pregnant Glaucoma Patient

    Posted on February 25 2016

    More women are becoming pregnant later in life. With age comes the greater chance of health issues, including eye diseases. Today, ophthalmologists are treating a large number of women who have glaucoma while pregnant. Many patients with congenital, pediatric or juvenile-onset glaucoma become adults wishing to start a family. The challenge in treating this group is balancing the risk to the mother’s vision against the potential for harm to the fetus. It is very important for ophthalmologists to manage these risks and to understand the needs of these patients.

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  • Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on June 10 2015

    Eyelid surgery is a regular method of dealing with entropion (inward turning of the eyelid), ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid), ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), and some eyelid tumors. As we mature, the fragile skin around the eyes may appear puffy, saggy, or droopy.  Eyelid skin stretches, the muscles weaken, and the normal deposits of protective fat around the eye settle and become more prominent. This process can make your eyes feel tired and irritated.  The surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid tissues is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. The surgery can be performed for either cosmetic or functional reasons.  When blepharoplasty is performed to improve vision rather than for cosmetic purposes only, the cost may be covered by a health insurance plan. Some potential complications associated with eyelid surgery include bleeding and swelling, infection and dry eyes to name a few. Visit one of our 8 locations including Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral.

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  • Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on December 18 2014

    Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. Upper eyelid excess skin can create a heavy looking eyelid and block vision. Only surgery can help restore vision. The term “eyelift” is a misconception because they eyelid is not lifted during surgery. Upper blepharoplasty surgery uses incisions on the skin to allow for removal of skin and fat. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to allow for a creation of an eyelid crease. Lower eyelid surgery may involve skin incisions directly below the lash line or an incision on the inside of the eyelid. Sometimes tightening the eyelid is needed to correct droopiness or sagging. As with any surgery, there are potential risks of having blepharoplasty. Risks may include infection, bleeding, scarring, dry eyes, double vision or loss of vision. Individuals with realistic expectations who are in good health are suitable candidates for eyelid surgery.

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  • Building Valuable Skills in Opthalmic Imaging

    Posted on October 20 2014

    Opthalmic imaging has played an important role as an addition to a patients ophthalmic examination. Imaging has become a critical component of a comprehensive exam due to new technology and treatment options. Fundus photography, optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence results are commonly used as a basis for treatment plans in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Opthalmic personnel with imaging skills are increasingly in demand and learning these skills can expand your role as a valued member of any eye care team. In addition to the useful and technical aspects of imaging, good assessment and communication skills can also lead to better image quality. Blinking, focusing and overexposure all can be factors in obtaining clear and accurate photos. Learning to judge the images on the capture monitor can help discover any artifacts or problems.

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  • Summer is peak season for environmental dry eye triggers

    Posted on September 19 2014

    Ophthalmologists have more tools than ever to manage the millions of patients who reportedly suffer from dry eye but one of the most basic causes is many times overlooked: environmental triggers. Dry eye is hugely impacted by the environment, so that’s the first thing doctors can address before even discussing medications or other types of treatment. Patients should be conscious of the fact that they may have to change their lifestyle. Patients should be made aware the importance of wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses are very protective to the eyes. One should also take frequent breaks when reading or using computers or tablets.

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  • Researchers Progress Toward Eye Drops For Retinal Disease

    Posted on July 29 2014

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  • A Quick Guide To Dry Eye

    Posted on July 11 2014

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  • IOL Surgical choices

    Posted on May 30 2014

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  • New devices and technology take IOP monitoring to next level

    Posted on April 21 2014

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