Never Off-Duty

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

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...
Glaucoma Drops Grow Longer Eyelashes

Glaucoma Drops Grow Longer Eyelashes

Glaucoma Drops Grow Longer Eyelashes by Dr. Scott Hearing For many years, both patient and doctors have noticed that certain prostaglandin analog eye drops used for glaucoma (particularly Lumigan), cause eyelashes grow longer.  Recently bimatoprost, the molecule in...
Silent Thief of Sight

Silent Thief of Sight

Although the Latin definition of the word glaucoma- an opacity of the human lens- can be confused with the common cataract, glaucoma really describes a group of eye diseases which affect the optic nerve. Left untreated glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss and even...