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Diabetes & Hearing Loss: Know Your Risk

March 24, 2017 — by Gerri
Tags: Diabetes Hearing Loss Audiologist

Diabetes is considered by many healthcare providers to be the biggest epidemic of the 21st century. It is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million Americans have some form of diabetes. It is also estimated that over 36 million people have some form of hearing loss. This makes diabetes and hearing loss two of the most prevalent health concerns in our country. It is important to understand the risks associated with both diabetes and hearing loss to prevent any further complications when you have both.

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The Benefits of SightMD

March 23, 2017 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Cataract Ophthalmologist Long Island Lasik

The ophthalmologists of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, provide a multitude of eye care services. We have specialists in cornea and external diseases of the eye, uveitis, glaucoma, neuro ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery, pediatrics and retina. The surgeons of SightMD perform cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplants, DSAEKs and much, much more.

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Eye trauma, it's Springtime!

March 20, 2017 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Long Island Pediatric Ophthalmologist Eye Trauma Sight Md

Don't get me wrong...I like the Spring,  but outdoor activities bring an increase in eye trauma.  Some common injuries include corneal abrasion, hyphema, iritis, orbital fractures and the most serious, ruptured globe.  Most injuries, if treated expeditiously, result in a good outcome.

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Hyperopia or Farsightedness is a Barrier to Near Vision Clarity

March 20, 2017 — by David Immanuel
Tags: Hyperopic Lasik Symfony Laser Cataract Surgery Presbyopia

Completing the theme of recent blogs on myopia and astigmatism, I will cover the treatment for hyperopia or farsightedness.  Hyperopes have more difficulty seeing up close.  The focusing power of the eye is too weak so light going into the eye focuses behind the retina.  The aid of glasses or contact lenses becomes necessary to increase the power of the eye.  Those with mild hyperopia can often get by without glasses for distance because the eye has a natural ability to increase the focusing power by changing the shape of the lens (accomodation).  However, as we approach the 40’s and 50’s, we lose this natural ability because our natural lens gets stiffer and can no longer change shape to increase it’s power (presbyopia).  As a result, near vision begins to deteriorate especially for hyperopes because the eye lacks focusing power to begin with.

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How do you know when to replace your hearing aids ?

March 18, 2017 — by Gerri
Tags: Replace Hearing Aids New Hearing Aids Oticon Signia Li Audiologist

Hearing aids are used on a daily basis and will wear out over time. While most hearing aids are built to last several years, they will need to be replaced at some point. Here are some signs that it may be time to shop for a new pair.

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LASIK available at the NYC location

March 17, 2017 — by Michael Savetsky
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We are pleased to anounce the availability of LASIK at our Manhattan location!

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What is a pterygium and what can I do about it?

March 16, 2017 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Pterygium Long Island Ophthalmology Eye Care

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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Celebrate World Glaucoma Week

March 15, 2017 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Glaucoma Angle Closure Glaucoma Iridotomy Open Angle Glaucoma

In recognition of World Glaucoma week we'll discuss angle closure glaucoma and its treatment. There are two basic types of glaucoma; open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two; angle closure glaucoma can result in much more rapid vision loss and thus needs to be treated immediately. While open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking in the background, angle closure glaucoma usually presents with a very painful red eye accompanied by blurry vision, extreme pain as well as nausea and vomiting

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IS YOUR SPIN CLASS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

March 14, 2017 — by Gerri
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Spinning is a great way to stay in shape.  With the success of chains like SoulCycle it is apparent that growing numbers of people enjoy this type of fitness class.  Part of the appeal of the classes is the inspirational beat of the music that keeps you moving.  Oftentimes that music is played quite loudly and many participants like it that way.  But that music may be doing damage to your hearing.  

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Strabismus surgery, what is involved?

March 13, 2017 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Long Island Pediatric Ophthalmologist Strabismus Surgery Sight Md

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye.  It results from a combination of Neurological and Muscular phenomenon.  In children, it usually presents between the ages of 2 and 5 but there are children that present at birth and later as well.  Adults that have strabismus usually have a decompensation of strabismus they had as a child.  It can also result from Cranial nerve palsies (3,4 and 6) from Diabetes or Hypertension and brain tumors.  Strabismus can be treated with either glasses, prism or surgery.  Strabismus surgery is a surgery that most Pediatric Ophthalmologists are very comfortable doing.  It is a well tolerated procedure with a high percentage success rate.

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