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How Are Eye-Related Allergies Treated?

Ocular allergies (allergies affecting the eyes) can be aggravating and sometimes painful. Those with itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes that also experience chronic congestion and a runny nose should be tested for allergies. In order to properly diagnose ocular allergies, an ophthalmologist uses a “scratch test” method, which is a non-invasive in-office procedure where tiny […]


Most Common Eye Conditions

Whether you have vision problems or not, it’s important to visit an ophthalmologist annually for a routine eye exam. During routine eye exams, more than your vision is being evaluated. Many other health conditions can be diagnosed through examining the eyes. In addition to other health conditions that may be diagnosed, common conditions that affect […]


Why Patients Should Choose An Ophthalmologist for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are most popularly known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles in certain areas of the face. Originally, BOTOX was developed by a team of ophthalmologists to treat various conditions of the eye. As it appeared, patients who were treated with BOTOX for eyelid spasms and muscular disorders that controlled eyelid movements and […]


4 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve of the eye, often leading to vision loss and eventual blindness. Glaucoma may also develop following a severe eye infection, or inflammatory conditions of the eye. The most common symptoms of this condition are pressure or pain in the eye as well […]


What You Should Know About Blepharitis

While we all worry about the health of our eyes, few people ever think about keeping their eyelashes or eyelids healthy. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation, or infection, of the eyelids and eyelash follicles. Let’s take some time now to answer common questions patients have about this rare condition. What are some common symptoms of […]


What is LASEK?

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis, or LASEK, is a fairly new vision correction procedure which combines elements of two better-known vision correction procedures: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy Eye Surgery (or “PRK”), and it is primarily performed to treat astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Let’s take a closer look at the LASEK procedure, and why it may be right […]


The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Regardless of your age and health, routine annual eye exams are important. In a comprehensive eye exam, so much more than your vision is being evaluated. A simple vision screening is that which you undergo at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or at your family practitioner’s office. However, the condition and health of your eyes […]


I was told I have a cataract. What should I do?

Every day in my ophthalmology practice in Brooklyn I see people who are not clear about the nature of a very common eye condition called cataract.  I  would like to address this issue, explain what cataract is, and discuss how we treat it and most importantly when to treat it. To begin with, a cataract […]


Laser Vision Correction after Forty.

Real patient case from my practice: A 45 year old nurse, Anna K.,  was referred to my practice by another New York ophthalmologist after having LASIK eye surgery at another eye center.  She stated that the surgery went great but that she was still unhappy.  Apparently, she was nearsighted before her LASIK surgery and couldn’t […]


I am seing flying spots – Am I imagining things?

“Doctor, I think I am going crazy, I keep seeing a black fly and when I try to hit it, it’s not there, and then a second later it reappears again!”
Are you seeing dark spots, lines, spider webs, flies, or flashing lights? Dr. Giyaur, a board-certified and experiences New York ophthalmologist, discusses where these “floaters” and flashes come from and what to do about them.


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