The Effects of Smoking on Vision

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The Effects of Smoking on Vision I doubt there's an article written that says that smoking is good for you....and this isn't one either.  But many patients are not aware of the link between smoking and vision loss, as well as other eye issues.  If you or someone you love needs one more reason to … [Read more...]

Blephasteam® a New Treatment for Dry Eyes

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What is Blephasteam? Blephasteam is a new device designed for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), dry eyes, and blepharitis. It was developed by Laboratories Thea and Dr. J.R. Fuller. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eyes The meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and … [Read more...]

Ocudox™ (Doxycycline Hyclate) 50mg

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What is Ocudox? Ocudox is a broad-spectrum synthetically derived antibiotic derived from oxytetracycline. How Does Ocudox Work? Ocudox is predominantly bacteriostatic and it is believed to have its antibiotic effect by the inhibition of protein synthesis. It is also thought to have an … [Read more...]

Blepharitis and Lid Hygiene

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What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelids especially in the area of the eyelashes. The severity and duration can vary significantly. In many cases it is a long standing problem. Chronic blepharitis contributes to the development of dry eye syndrome … [Read more...]

Chalazion

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What is a Chalazion? A Chalazion is a very common eye disease which is usually characterized by swelling and/or nodule of the eyelid. It occurs more often on the upper eyelid versus the lower eyelid. This is secondary to the greater number of meibomian glands in the upper eyelid. The prevalence … [Read more...]

Latisse® for Longer and Fuller Eyelashes

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What is Latisse? Latisse is a prostaglandin analog used for the treatment of hypotrichosis. It increases the length, thickness and darkness of the eyelashes. The FDA approved Latisse for the treatment of hypotrichosis in 2008. The drug was first used in treating glaucoma in 2001 and it was noted … [Read more...]

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (blocked tear duct)

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  What is a Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction?   It is a blockage of the tear drainage system. The tears drain from the eye into the nose. There is an opening of the drainage system on the medial portion of the eyelids called the puncta. The canaliculi (canals or ducts) drain the tears … [Read more...]

Thyroid Eye Disease (Protruding Eyes)

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  What is Thyroid Eye Disease?   It is also known as Graves’ eye disease or ophthalmopathy, dysthyroid ophthalmopathy, and other names. It is characterized by enlargement of the extraocular eye muscles associated with thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid eye disease is most commonly … [Read more...]

Contact Dermatitis of the Eyelids

  What is Contact Dermatitis?   Contact dermatitis is the reaction in the skin from contact with either substances that the patient is allergic to or the substance acts as a chemical irritant. The substance can come from contact with the skin by direct contact or a substance in the … [Read more...]

Hemifacial Spasm

What is Hemifacial Spasm? Hemifacial spasm is a unilateral (one side of the face) involuntary burst or spasm of the muscles of the face. It usually begins by twitching involving the muscles around the eye (orbicularis oculi muscles). Typical twitching of the eyelids usually resolves in a few weeks. … [Read more...]