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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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Top 4 reasons you need your eyes checked more frequently as you get older.

exam Top 4 reasons you need your eyes checked more frequently as you get older. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has recommendations for how often adults need to get their eyes examined.  The recommendations vary according to the level of risk you have for eye disease.For people who are not at elevated...
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Newly diagnosed with Glaucoma, what are my treatment options?

dxglaucoma Newly Diagnosed with Glaucoma, what are my treatment options? There are several different variations of Glaucoma and what we will discuss mostly today is what we call Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.  This means that there is no specific underlying cause for the Glaucoma like inflammation, trauma or a severe cataract. ...
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