Yaphank Eye Doctors
Yaphank is a hamlet located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. The neighborhood name derives from Indian term for "riverbank". The former and merged names of Yaphank include Millville. In the mid 18th century, John Homan constructed two mills along Carmen's River, which runs directly through the center of the town. The LIRR built a railroad station here in 1843, and virtually overnight the small mill town became a major commercial center. The hamlet was also home of Camp Upton, which was used as a boot camp in 1917. The site was transferred to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), by the United States War Department in 1947, and it now serves as the home of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Before the end of World War I, more than 30,000 men received their basic training there.
A quarter horse racing facility named Parr Meadows operated in Yaphank during 1977. The racetrack reopened in 1986 for a single meet, then called Suffolk Meadows. In 1979, Parr Meadows served as the venue of a tenth anniversary reunion concert that featured many of the original performers from the Woodstock Festival. The Suffolk County Farm and Education Center is the famous attraction in town that is open year round to the public and includes a historic hay barn, farm animals, and agriculture practices and techniques. Fairs and festivals are held here throughout the year and many educational programs are offered. There are also several Suffolk County facilities located in Yaphank such as Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Correctional Facility, and the county fire academy.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Yaphank with a variety of concerns including Blepharitis. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. Patients with blepharitis complain of symptoms such as tearing, crusting of the eyelids, foreign body sensation, red eyes and eyelids, as well as photophobia or sensitivity to light. Patients often feel burning that is worse upon waking. This chronic inflammatory eye condition can cause dry eye and blurred vision if not treated. Blepharitis is usually noninfectious and often related to scalp and facial skin diseases such as rosacea, psoriasis, and other eczema-like skin conditions. There can be a significant sensitivity to environmental factors like heat, cold, allergens, make-up, facial creams and other products.
At North Shore Eye Care, we tell our patients to be as hypoallergenic as possible. When examining your eye, our board certified cataract and lasik surgeons often see lid redness and irregular blood vessel formation. There is usually debris in the tear film and there can be a soapy film on the surface of the eye. The lid glands called meibomian glands that secrete oil on the surface of the eye can look inflamed and blocked. The mainstay of treatment for blepharitis is lid hygiene. Our long island eye doctors suggest heat to the eyelids to melt the solidified secretions and lid scrubs to keep the eyelid margins clean. At times, we also use topical antibiotics, steroids, and oral antibiotics. With treatment, we can dramatically reduce the irritating symptoms of blepharitis and inflammatory ocular surface disease.
Shirley is a hamlet located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. Shirley is served by the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station. The Amagansett, Conscience Point, Target Rock, Wetheim, Oyster Bay, Seatuck and Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuges are clearly the most valuable parts of Shirley. Maybe no other town in the world can boast of such a galaxy of nature, animals, birds and flora. There are plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking trails, canoeing and nature viewing can be found at the 2,550-acre Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, while white, sandy beaches, camping facilities and other amenities are at Smith Point County Park. The Links at Shirley is a public course.
The community is named for developer Walter T. Shirley who had the vision in the 1950s to turn the area on Mastic Bay into an affordable enclave. He is primarily remembered as a real estate investor and promoter. With over 40 years in the business, most of them on Long Island, it is no surprise that we associate his name with land. Shirley's company priced its 4,000 four-room homes starting at $4,700, and lots were priced at $295. A large part of Shirley's success was due to his being a gambler, willing to take great financial risks. He saw the value in the land of Long Island and he took a chance. Mr. Shirley's impact on the community can be appreciated or denounced but it cannot be ignored.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Shirley with a variety of concerns including Macular Degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that damages the macula (the central part of the retina), which is responsible for central vision. When the macula is damaged, it becomes difficult to see detail, such as small print or small objects. Symptoms include blurred vision, seeing objects that seem to fade or disappear, seeing wavy lines that are actually straight, and impaired color vision. If left untreated, macular degeneration can lead to total blindness. There are two different types of the disease: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. In dry macular degeneration, material builds up in the tissues underneath the macula, reducing blood flow to the retina. With wet macular degeneration, newer, weaker blood vessels grow in or under the retina. When these fragile blood vessels break, they leak fluid into the space under the macula.
Wet macular degeneration is treated most commonly with intraocular injections. There are several medications currently available that have been shown to reduce the abnormal blood vessel formation that occurs in wet macular degeneration. These injections often need to be repeated, but are relatively painless and work better than other treatments to date. There are currently no medical or surgical treatments for dry macular degeneration; however, there are two laser treatments for wet macular degeneration: photocoagulation and photodynamic therapy. During photocoagulation, a hot laser is applied to slow the progression of abnormal blood vessels. Photodynamic therapy involves using a cold laser and intravenous drugs to slow the progression of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. Regular eye care appointments are imperative to the early detection and successful treatment of macular degeneration. Don't wait until you have symptoms.