North Shore Eye Care Blog

The Eye Doctors of North Shore Eye Care Offer Comprehensive Eye Care Solutions

February 28, 2015 — by Jeffrey Martin
Tags: Cataract Eye Care Eye Doctor Long Island

North Shore Eye Care with locations in Smithtown, Deer Park, Holbrook, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, Garden City and Hempstead offer board certified eye doctors with several specialities to handle all of your eye care needs.

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Many Long Islanders Experience Dry Eye With Present Severe Winter Conditions

February 27, 2015 — by Paul Choinski
Tags: Long Island Dry Eye Ocular Surface Disease Ophthalmologist

Dry Eye Syndrome (Ocular Surface Disease) is described and discussed along with methods for detection and treatment of this all too common eye disease affecting a multitude of people on a daily basis.

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Will Cataract Surgery Affect my Fuch's Dystrophy?

February 26, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Dsaek Fuchs Dystrophy Cataract Surgery Cornea

Fuch's dystrophy is an abnormality of the cells that line the inner layer of the cornea.  These cells are known as endothelial cells.  They are very important to the overall health of the cornea.  These cells are responsible for keeping the cornea in a relatively dehydrated state.  They pump excess fluid from the cornea.  If the cornea becomes swollen with fluid, it becomes hazy, cloudy and painful.  People with Fuch's dystrophy not only have a decreased number of endothelial cells, the cells that they do have are abnormal and are functioning sub optimally. 

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Tomorrow Night Don't Miss Our Live LASIK Event with well known surgeon Dr Jeff Martin

February 25, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Lasik Surgeon Cataract Specialist In Long Island Lasik Doctor In New York

Many people have found LASIK surgery to be one of the most rewarding life experiences. At the same time many patients are nervous prior to their surgery. North Shore Eye Care is a leader in LASIK laser vision correction. Tomorrow night we will be hosting (read more..)

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Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

February 24, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Eyelid Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Latisse Smithtown Riverhead

Many of our Long Island patients are presenting to the office with eyelash extensions.   Hair salons, massage therapy businesses, and medical spas are all offering eyelash extensions.  Are these cosmetic treatments safe?

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We all continue to age and our eyes are no exception

February 22, 2015 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Presbyopia Lasik Cataract Surgery Macula Degeneration

As with other parts of our body our eyes change with age. These aging changes affect every part of our eyes.

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Common Diseases that Cause Irregularities of the Ocular Surface and Contribute to Dry Eye Symptoms: Effective Treatment with Amniotic Membrane Graft

February 21, 2015 — by David Immanuel, MD, PHD
Tags: Pinguecula Pterygium Conjunctivochalasis Superior Limbic Keratitits Amniotic Membrane Graft

Dry eye disease is the most common cause of ocular surface irritation, but often overlooked are diseases that cause irregularities of the ocular surface.  Common causes of ocular surface irregularities, pinguecula, pterygia, conjunctivochalasis, and superior limbic keratitis, are all treatable diseases whose symptoms often overlap and can coexist with and exacerbate the symptoms of dry eyes.  These diseases can now be treated effectively with the help of an amniotic membrane transplant graft.

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Eastern Long Island Welcomes It's First Pediatric Ophthalmologist

February 20, 2015 — by Paul Choinski
Tags: Riverhead Pediatric Ophthalmologist Eye Exam Amblyopia

North Shore Eye Care is pleased to announce that Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Michelle Liebert is joining the practice during the Spring of 2015. Some common pediatric eye problems are discussed along with importance of having the expertise of a pediatric ophthalmologist.

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Pterygia: definition and treatment options

February 19, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Pterygium Pinguecula Cornea Specialist Long Island

A pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and the mucous membrane known as the conjunctiva over the surface of the cornea.   Many people describe a whitish, wing-shaped growth that starts to grow over the colored portion of the eye. 

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Finding out if your a candidiate for LASIK surgery at North Shore Eye Care, the 2015 Official Eye Care Provider for the New York Islanders

February 18, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Lasik Surgeon Cataract Specialist In Long Island Lasik Doctor In New York

In Long Island, North Shore Eye Care continues to be a leader in bladeless custom LASIK eye surgery.  Our board certified lasik surgeons are trained with the goal of achieving excellent distance vision without glasses or contact lenses for our patients.

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