North Shore Eye Care Blog

Live Xeomin and Belotero Demonstration Highlights 'Evening of Beauty' on Long Island

July 31, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Blepharoplasty Botox Filler Cosmetic Surgery

North Shore Eye Care hosted an 'Evening of Beauty' in our Riverhead, New York, location that drew men and women from all over Long Island to learn more about botox, fillers, and cosmetic eyelid surgery.  Participants received several raffle prizes including complimentary cosmetic consultations and Latisse samples.

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How the Herpes virus can affect your eyes...

July 30, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Cornea Herpes Hsv Keratitis Ophthalmologist Long Island

 Herpes Simplex Virus is the virus that causes cold sores.  It is a very common virus, and most people have been exposed to it at some point in their lives.  This virus can also present itself in the eye.  It affects all different parts of the eye including the eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and retina. 

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North Shore Eye Care 'Evening of Beauty' Listed in Hamptons Magazine

July 29, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Botox Fillers Blepharoplasty

Hamptons Magazine has listed North Shore Eye Care's 'Evening of Beauty' in Riverhead, New York, on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in their online publication of events happening on the East End of Long Island.  The night will include demonstrations of botox and fillers, raffle drawings, and a chance to meet with representatives from top cosmetic product companies.

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Diabetes Can Result in Blindness

July 29, 2015 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Diabetes Diabetic Retinopathy Oct

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million adults and children in the United States. Another 79 million Americans are classified as pre-diabetic and are at risk for developing type II diabetes. By the year 2050 it is estimated that 33% of American adults will have diabetes unless we take steps to stop it

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An Introduction to Oculoplastic Surgery

July 28, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Botox Filler Blepharoplasty

Oculoplastic surgery (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery) is specialized field of medicine that combines the microsurgery of ophthalmology with the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery to achieve aesthetic and reconstructive rehabilitation of the tissues around the eyes and face.  At North Shore Eye Care, we offer oculoplastic surgery services for our Long Island patients.

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Treatment and Diagnosis of Styes (Chalazia/Hordeolum)

July 27, 2015 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Chalazion Stye Michelle Liebert Md Pediatric Ophthalmolgy

A chalazion, also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked sweat gland or meibomian gland, on the lid.  It is so common that most Ophthalmologists see a few patients a day who present with these chalazia.  

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Achieve Great Spectacle-free Vision by Correcting Astigmatism during Cataract Surgery

July 25, 2015 — by David Immanuel, MD, PHD
Tags: Cataract Astigmatism Toric Lens Laser

Astigmatism is determined by the shape of the eye and determined predominantly (80%) by the shape of the cornea, the clear dome over the iris and pupil.  Instead of being spherical like a basketball, an eye with astigmatism is oblong like a football.  Because the shape of the eye is different at the long and short axes (think of the shape of a football), light from these two axes cannot come into focus at the retina simultaneously.  Hence vision will be blurry unless astigmatism is corrected.   In order to correct mild astigmatism up to one diopter, laser cataract surgery can be performed to flatten the steep axis of the cornea by creating relaxing incisions in the peripheral cornea (in addition to increasing safety and precision, correcting astigmatism is another side benefit of laser cataract surgery).  1.5-4.0 diopters of astigmatism is best corrected using a special lens called a toric intraocular lens implant.

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Come and join us for our LIVE LASIK Seminar Tuesday, July 28th with Dr Lawrence Zweibel, MD at 7pm in our Smithtown office

July 24, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Craig Biggio Best Lasik Doctor

From all the doctors here at North Shore Eye Care we hope that your enjoying your summer this year. North Shore Eye Care would like to congratulate Smithtown native Craig Biggio in being elected and inducted this weekend into Baseball's Hall of Fame.  

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What is the Cornea?

July 23, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Cornea Ophthalmologist Long Island

Most people aren't aware of the fact that there are many different sub specialties within the field of ophthalomology.  As a cornea specialist at North Shore Eye Care, I would like to explain what the cornea is and how I may be able to help you.

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How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

July 22, 2015 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Glaucoma Angle Closure Glaucoma

Glaucoma, a disease where damage to the optic nerve occurs often from increased pressure in the eye can be difficult to diagnose at times.  Many patients have some features but not all and in fact are just borderline for glaucoma.

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