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Pregnancy and the Eye

pregnancy   Pregnancy and the Eye   During pregnancy, not only does the body go through a great deal of change hormonally and physiologically, but also so does the eye. Below are some of the most common effects pregnancy can have on the eye. Corneal changes- in some cases, pregnancy can...
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Should I make my regular doctors appointment now or put it off until later?

exam   Should I make my regular doctors appointment now or put it off?   I am writing this post on May 15th, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from New Jersey, which is one of the hardest hit areas in the country from this virus.   The state has now had about...
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When should you have Cataracts removed?

cataract surgery When should you have cataracts removed? A cataract is the lens of the eye getting cloudy.  The natural lens in our eyes is very clear when we are first born and slowly gets more yellow and opacified as we get older.Cataracts are part of the natural aging process.  Everyone gets them to...
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Why is my vision different between glasses and contacts?

phoropterWhy Is My Vision Different Between my Contacts and Glasses?  For patients who wear glasses or contact lenses, they sometimes notice that their vision is different between the two modalities. This is especially true for people with higher prescription numbers. I often hear the following complaint: “I see fine with my...
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You aren't going to do that puff thing are you?

puff eye pressure test A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”  Patients are referring to the air-puff or non-contact tonometry.  Tonometry is the procedure used to measure eye pressure, and this is important to diagnose and monitor glaucoma.  In the non-contact tonometry, a puff of air is used to measure...
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