North Shore Eye Care Blog

Routine eye exams are important for early diagnosis of diseases that can lead to vision loss

October 4, 2015 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Amblyopia Cataracts Glaucoma

Routine eye exams are cost effective in that they can prevent disability from permanent vision loss.

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A New Test for Dry Eye Will Lead to More Effective Treatment

October 3, 2015 — by David Immanuel, MD, PHD
Tags: Mmp 9 Inflammadry Dry Eye

A new test for the cause of dry eye will lead to more effective treatment.   The test, called Inflammadry by RPS, will be rolled out in all 8 of our offices to add to our battery of more non-specific tests for dry eye such as the measure of tear film osmolarity or the salt content of our tears.  These tests will be performed on all of our patients who have symptoms of dry eye.  The test takes seconds to perform, is covered by insurance, and is completely painless.  Inflammadry is a specific test that can detect minute quantities of an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-9 or MMP-9, which is elevated in the tear film (>40 ng/ml).  These enzymes modulate the severity of dry eyes by promoting degradation of the extracellular matrix and epithelial cell loss on the surface of the cornea.  This enzyme is produced along with many other inflammatory mediators as a response to dessication.

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See more clearly than ever before....with laser vision correction

October 1, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Lasik Prk Laser Vision Correction Long Island

Here at North Shore Eye Care, our board certified ophthalmologists are trained in the bladeless technique of laser vision correction.  Most people who get laser vision correction are either myopic (near sighted), hyperopic (far sighted) or have astigmatism.  This is a great option for those individuals who want to get out of their glasses and are tired of relying on their contact lenses. 

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What Is An Oculoplastic Surgeon?

September 29, 2015 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Blepharoplasty Ptosis Eyelid Surgery Tearing

Long Island residents looking for cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery may turn to North Shore Eye Care for specialized oculoplastics services.  In this field, we also take care of patients with tearing, styes, eyelid/orbital tumors, droopy eyelids, eyelid bags, and much more.

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Does my child have a lazy eye?

September 28, 2015 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmologist Amblyopia

Amblyopia is a term Ophthalmologists use to define what many think of as a "lazy eye."  Amblyopia comes in many types.  Strabismic amblyopia is the type associated with ocular misalignment.  Anisometropic amblyopia is actually the most common and is not obvious at all.  It is caused by a difference in focusing or refractive error, in each eye.  It can be diagnosed by a simple eye exam or vision screening by your Pediatrician.  Deprivation amblyopia is caused by a cataract or similar condition, "deprive," a young child's visual experience.  These children have the most profound decrease in vision if not treated.  

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Dry Eye and Lid Margin Disease

September 26, 2015 — by David Immanuel, MD, PHD
Tags: Dry Eyes Meibomianitis Blepharitis

Meibomianitis is a common condition of the eyelid margins that is often associated with dry eye disease.  The symptoms may include itching, burning, redness, tearing, foreign body sensation, and fluctuating vision.  It is a common cause of itching and is sometimes mistaken for allergic conjunctivitis.  Most of us have some degree of meibomianitis yet not everyone is symptomatic.  The condition affects glands similar to the oil glands of the skin which produces an oily secretion that coats the tear film with a layer of oil to slow down evaporation.  Many people have chronically inflamed meibomian glands due to an overgrowth of bacterias that normally live within these glands.  Chronic inflammation alter the properties of the oil within these glands.  Because the tear film lacks the normal oily coating to slow evaporation, the tear film on the surface of the eye dries more rapidly.

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Come visit our state of the art LASIK center featuring our all new iDesign technology in Smithtown, New York.

September 25, 2015 — by John Mauro
Tags: Idesign Lasik Top Lasik Doctors

One of the most advanced laser vision correction center is in Smithtown, New York featuring our all new iDesign Technology.  North Shore Eye Care is the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets and wishes to congratulate the New York Mets for clinching their division and a playoff birth since 2006

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Keratoconus: what is it and what can I do about it?

September 24, 2015 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Keratoconus Cornea Cornea Transplant Cornea Doctor

Keratoconus is a disorder of the cornea.  The cornea is a thin, clear piece of tissue on the surface of the eye.  It must be transparent and compact in order to see through it.  Additionally, its shape is very important to our vision.  If it is misshapen, the image we see becomes a blur.  

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The End of Summer Brings More Pink Eye

September 23, 2015 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Pink Eye Conjunctivitis Eye Infections

As the long days of summer are coming to a close and fall is beginning we are starting to see an increase in cases of conjunctivitis.  Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear covering, the skin so to speak, covering the white part or sclera of the eye.  It is commonly called “pink eye” because of the color the eyes develop

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Laser Vision Correction at North Shore Eye Care, the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets!

September 22, 2015 — by John Mauro

LASIK vision corrective surgery is the most commonly used surgical procedure for correcting near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.  Laser refractive surgery works by....

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