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Why you shouldn't rub your eyes

eye rubbing Why you shouldn't rub your eyes When your eyes feel itchy, it’s a natural reaction to want to rub, rub, rub. It temporarily relieves the itching, and frankly feels great when you’re doing it. Unknowingly, however, you are likely doing short-term – and in some cases long-term – damage to...
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Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT   Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)   When patients come to our office for an eye exam, many times there is testing that we do to help us in diagnosing any problems.  One of these tests is a picture called an Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT.   These pictures are generated by light waves...
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What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS?

MIGS  What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS? For over 40 years the standard surgical treatment for glaucoma was a procedure called a trabeculectomy.  In a trabeculectomy the ophthalmic surgeon would make a hole in the wall of eye to allow fluid from the inside of the eye to flow out...
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How does Shingles effect my Eye?

shingles How does Shingles effect my Eye? Shingles is the tern we use to describe a condition that is caused by a re-activation of the Herpes Varicella-Zoster virus.   The origin of this infection usually goes way back to childhood with a primary infection that caused an infection we know as “Chicken Pox”.When...
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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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