Posts Tagged ‘ Ballitch ’

Understanding an Eye Exam

Has it been awhile since you had your eyes checked out? Are you nervous about going to the eye doctor?  There’s no need to be nervous! Let’s go over the basics of an eye exam. First, we’ll ask you to read some letters on a computerized chart. This helps us see what you see.  After… Read More »


Do you have Dry Eye Syndrome??

At our clinic, we see patients struggle with dry eye syndrome on a daily basis. Some patients are not aware they may have the beginning symptoms of dry eye, and assume their glasses need an update. In today’s digital world, nearly everyone spends multiple hours in front of a screen each day. Patients may also… Read More »


Plaquenil and our Eyes

Plaquenil is a medication used to treat various auto-immune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Did you know extended use of the medication can affect the eyes?  Plaquenil use can lead to changes in our macula. Our macula provides us with clear central vision. Plaquenil can damage the macula over time. This damage can impair our ability to… Read More »


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Macular degeneration causes damage in our eyes that degrades our central vision. Thankfully macular degeneration doesn’t cause blindness, but the inability or decreased ability to use our central vision leads to struggles with reading, driving, writing, and many other tasks. Macular degeneration is estimated to impact over 3 million Americans by 2020. Risk factors for macular… Read More »


August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With back to school specials on TV already, let’s take a moment to discuss children and health of their eyes. It’s recommended that children have a comprehensive eye examination prior to kindergarten. School screenings are helpful, but may miss detection of some eye conditions. If these issues are left uncorrected, the student may struggle in school. We… Read More »


InflammaDry-one tool in our dry eye toolbox

For patients struggling with dry eyes, inflammation is usually to blame. Increased levels of inflammation are often presents before other clinical signs, like corneal staining. Advanced Eye Care Center offers InflammaDry as a diagnostic tool for patients who have or are at-risk for dry eye disease. InflammaDry acquires a small sample of tears and measures… Read More »


Rhopressa-a new treatment for glaucoma

A new type of medication to treat open-angle glaucoma has recently been released. Rhopressa helps glaucoma patients by lowering their eye pressure on a consistent basis. Rhopressa is a convenient treatment option as it is used once per day. Rhopressa helps fluid in the eye to drain away more efficiently, thereby lowering eye pressure. Rhopressa may be… Read More »


PROKERA amniotic membrane

Advanced Eye Care Center is proud to offer patients the latest technologies for their eye care. The PROKERA amniotic membrane offers patients relief from painful eye conditions such as moderate-to-severe dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, and corneal abrasions. These membranes are placed on the affected eye and remain in place for 3-5 days. Superior… Read More »


New OTC drop available in future: Lumify

Bausch & Lomb has developed a new over-the-counter dry eye drop, designed to decrease redness for patients suffering with dry eye. Redness-relieving products, such as Visine, are non-selective, which makes them less effective over time. “In contrast, low-dose brimonidine, the active ingredient in LUMIFY, selectively constricts veins in the eye, increasing the availability of oxygen to surrounding… Read More »


What is a stye?

Have you ever had a red, tender bump on your eyelid? Did it seem to have a white top, or look like a pimple? If so, you may have had a stye. Also known as a hordeolum, a stye occurs when oil glands along our eyelids get clogged, then become infected. Usually staphylococcus bacteria are to blame. The… Read More »


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