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What Are Eye Floaters?

Everyone sees them from time to time: tiny black or gray spots, specks or lines in their vision. Known as eye floaters, these small spots and specks usually cause no harm to your vision. But in very rare cases, they can signify a serious eye problem. In this blog...

What is a Cataract?

A cataract (Latin for waterfall) is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights,...

Pterygium

What is a pterygium? It is a growth that starts on the white part of the eye and goes over the cornea (clear part of the eye). What causes it? It is caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun. How do we treat it? If it’s small, not growing, not bothering the...

Never Off-Duty

The last Wednesday and Thursday of each July is a national holiday for me and my family. It is the Florida’s sport divers mini lobster season, a two-day jump on the commercial harvest of Florida lobster. This past July my family along with my brother and his family...

Family Problems

This past Wednesday I received a call around 7 a.m. from my father.  I was just arriving at Visual Health getting ready for another busy day of patient care.  When I saw the number on my caller ID, I was a bit concerned, as we normally talk every Friday morning.  My...

The Post-Op Cataract Course

The cataract surgery is commonly eight minutes and painless. The intravenous calming medication has mostly worn off about the time one leaves the operating room. Over the next 15 minutes, vital signs are taken and post-op instructions given. Since IV medications have...

Different Lens Choices in Cataract Surgery

Today there are four different types of lenses for cataract surgery. One is a standard mono-focal lens for distance, that often needs glasses for best vision for distance, computers and reading. The second type is a multi-focal lens, the Tecnis Multi-focal by AMO has...

When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States and around the world today. The procedure is popular because it removes excess skin on the eyelids and lifts and reshapes the remaining...