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Why do people wear those big sunglasses after Cataract Surgery?

cat glasses sized Why do people wear those big sunglasses after Cataract Surgery? The main reason is for protection.  Both physical protection to assure nothing hits the eye immediately after surgery and protection from sun light and other bright lights.We want to protect the eye from getting hit physically because there is a small...
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Are my eyes changing colors?

senile scleral plaque Are my eyes changing colors? We commonly get patients who come in asking if the white part of their eye, the sclera, has a growth or is turning a gray color.  This is a senile scleral plaque which is commonly seen in people over the age of 70. It is a benign...
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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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Do I really need glasses if I have Contact Lenses?

contact Why do I need glasses if I have contact lenses? There is an old adage in the eye care industry:  glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury.  Ninety-nine percent of the time this is absolutely true. In the absence of unusual eye disorders or very high prescriptions which don’t allow...
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Lyme Disease and Your Eyes

lyme disease map cdc Lyme disease and your eyes. Lyme disease is an infection that is caused by a spirochete (a type of microorganism) called Borrelia Burgdorferi.  It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick.The disease has a strong geographical incidence being highly concentrated in the Northeast of the US and...
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