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I'm seeing new floating spots in my vision, what should I do?

floaters If you are seeing the 3 F’s: ·      Flashes- flashing lights ·      Floaters-dozens of dark spots that persist in the center of vision ·      Field cut- curtain or shadow that usually starts in peripheral vision that may move to involve the center of vision   Then you may have a...
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Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I Have?

redeye Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I have? As an eye doctor, diagnosing a red eye can be challenging.  Are we dealing with an infection, allergy, inflammation or dryness? One of the most common questions I get is, “Doc, my eyes are red, burning, itchy, and tearing. Is this dry...
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Drug Allergy or Side Effect, Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Life

allergy2 Drug Allergy or Side EffectKnowing the difference could save your life There is a common misconception that any adverse reaction to a drug is an allergy.  That is definitely not the case.  Reporting to your doctors that you have an allergy to a medication when what you really had was...
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Are my cosmetics making my Dry Eye worse?

cosmetics Are my cosmetics making my Dry Eye worse? Dry Eye Disease affects over 5 million people in the US with 3.3 million being woman and most of those being 50 or over. As people live longer Dry Eye will continue to be a growing problem into the future. Although our...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye?

injectionIntravitreal Injections Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) are probably the most commonly injected agents.  They are used to treat wet age related macular degeneration(ARMD) (What exactly is Macular Degeneration?), diabetic retinopathy (Diabetic Retinopathy...
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