Category Archives: Common Eye Conditions

Brooklyn Eye Allergies

Ocular allergies can present with a variety of different symptoms that may leave you frustrated and uncomfortable. It is important to identify what is causing your allergies in order to appropriately treat and manage them. There are different types of allergies that can result in ocular discomfort. Seasonal allergies are common in the spring/summer time […]


UV Eye Safety in the Winter

Did you know that UV eye protection is important all year round? While we all take extra precautions during the hot summer months, it’s important to remember that the sun can harm our eyes during the winter as well. The risks that UV Light imposes on your eyes are numerous: Increased risk of eye diseases […]


What You Need To Know About Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of several concerning eye conditions that affects older adults. According to statistical data, more people are affected by macular degeneration than by cataracts and glaucoma combined. Millions of people in our country have been diagnosed with this condition, for which there is no cure.   Dry Macular Degeneration Dry macular Degeneration […]


Fall Allergies Are Right Around The Corner

Fall is right around the corners, and the change in seasons is usually accompanied by the onset of ocular allergies. Ocular allergies occur when your eyes are exposed to some type of allergen. Allergies can be seasonal or be caused by dust mites, pet hair or many other possible allergens. Although they do not cause […]


I have a Cataract. Now what?

Let’s start with the facts. What exactly is a cataract? Normally, the lens of the eye is clear. Light passes through the lens, allowing an image to be focused on our retina. Throughout life, clouding of the lens occurs leading to light scatter and decreased vision.   You may have a developing cataract if you […]


Preventing Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of several concerning eye conditions that affects older adults. Millions of people in our country have been diagnosed with this condition, for which there is no cure. Because it is a prominent cause of blindness, Macular Degeneration is a problem you want to do your best to avoid. Certain people are […]


Why are my eyes “tired”?

Patients often complain of “tired eyes” to their doctor. Whether it happens at specific points in the day or is brought on by certain activities, tired eyes are a common source of discomfort for many. Eye fatigue among patients is often accompanied by redness, burning, and tearing. Often, it is brought on by excessive computer […]


Three Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

While they can make quite the fashion statement, sunglasses are vital part of your everyday routine that helps protect your eyes! 1. UV Protections: UV rays emitted by the sun speed up the cataract process and other ocular diseases and benign growths on the eye’s ocular surface. Wearing sunglasses can block these rays from causing […]


What You Don’t Know About Your Eyelash Extensions

  Women have been enhancing their eyelashes for centuries. But a common new enhancement, eyelash extensions, may not be as safe as you think. “Eyelash extensions—single synthetic fibers glued one by one to natural eyelashes—are usually fixed in place by formaldehyde-based adhesives or other biologic glues. The adhesives can cause allergic reactions, as can the […]


Spring Time Allergies

  Springtime is right around the corner, and the pollen in the air might put you at risk for ocular allergies and discomfort. In people with allergies, pollen causes the blood vessels in the eye to swell. The body responds by creating histamine, which then causes the eyes to tear, sometimes uncontrollably. Known as allergic […]


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