North Shore Eye Care Blog

Lip Fillers - Juvederm | Long Island, New York

September 3, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Botox Blepharoplasty Filler

Filler injections can help to achieve cosmetic lip augmentation to provide a fuller appearance to the lips and other areas of the face.  Juvederm is a type of filler product that is commonly used to plump the lips.  North Shore Eye Care provides free consultations for patients interested in cosmetic lip augmentation on Long Island.

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Prevent Eye Injuries- Use Proper Eye Protection

September 2, 2015 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Eye Injuries Ophthalmologist

 As summer is quickly coming to a close and we all are trying to enjoy its last days, it is important to remember that eye injuries are all too common. There are more than 2.5 million eye injuries yearly and 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Ninety percent (90%) of all eye injuries can be prevented

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Eyelid Skin Cancer - Basal Cell Carcinoma

September 1, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Eyelid Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma

Skin cancer of the eyelids is a common diagnosis for Long Island residents who have a history of sun exposure and/or fair skin.  Removal of the cancer and reconstruction is possible with modern oculoplastic surgery techniques.  North Shore Eye Care offers eyelid skin cancer detection and treatment for patients in New York who have abnormal or enlarged growths around the eyes.

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What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

August 30, 2015 — by Jeffrey Martin
Tags: Cataract Long Island Eye Doctor Surgeon

So you are considering cataract surgery?  You have noticed glare and blurred vision?  Choosing a cataract surgeon is a big decision and knowing what you should know is important.

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North Shore Eye Care, is proud to be the the 2015 official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets and continues to offer Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery

August 29, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Cataracts Cataract Surgery Intraocular Lens Implantation

North Shore Eye Care, is proud to be the the 2015 official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets!  We hope that this year will be the year the Mets make serious playoff run as they continue to hold a strong lead over the Nationals. The board certified ophthalmologists of North Shore Eye Care are proud to offer Advanced laser cataract surgery.  This is the most advanced type of cataract surgery to date. A process that previously...

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Fall is just around the corner at North Shore Eye Care, come join us for our Live LASIK Seminar next month on September 22nd at 7pm

August 28, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Lasik Surgeon Cataract Specialist In Long Island Lasik Doctor In New York

At North Shore Eye Care we offer free consultations to see if you are a LASIK candidate. Come join Dr John Mauro as he conducts a Live LASIK Seminar in Smithtown, New York next month. Unfortunately not every one is a candidate for laser corrective surgery so its important..... 

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Cataract Surgery with North Shore Eye Care

August 27, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Laser Cataract Surgery Long Island Cataract Surgery

Long gone are the days of waiting till your cataracts are “ripe” enough for surgery.  Cataract surgery is so sophisticated and elegant; individuals are electing to undergo the procedure earlier and earlier.  Cataract surgery, now more than ever, has become a second chance at great vision.   Some would argue it could be considered a type of refractive procedure.   People who have had to wear glasses or contact lenses their entire lives are given the chance to see extremely well after cataract surgery without the need for glasses. 

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Detection of Glaucoma Can Be Tricky

August 26, 2015 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Open Angle Glaucoma Visual Field Oct

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.  Regular check-ups for glaucoma will always include tonometry.  Tonometry measures the pressure within your eye.  

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Congenital Ptosis Repair | Long Island

August 25, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Ptosis Droopy Eyelid

Droopy eyelids can be a problem at birth or a condition that develops during the aging process.  When present at birth, congenital ptosis should be evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon to make sure that the lids and eyes develop normally to prevent amblyopia.  Ignoring this problem may result in permanent vision loss and social delay.

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Dilating eye drops

August 24, 2015 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Dilating Drops Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmologist

As part of a general eye exam, it is extremely important to dilate the pupil of the eye.  It allows an Ophthalmologist to adequately assess the retina, assess for glaucoma and potential systemic disorders of the eye.  In children, it is important to dilate the eyes for those reasons as well but it is also used to more adequately assess their refractive error.   Dilating drops are sometimes used to treat eye diseases such as inflammatory disorders and amblyopia.

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