North Shore Eye Care Blog

The Treatment of Angle Closure Glaucoma

February 10, 2016 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Angle Closure Glaucoma Glaucoma Iridotomy

  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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Treatment for Eyelid Bags and Dark Circles

February 9, 2016 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Blepharoplasty Belotero Restylane Dark Circles

Eyelid bags and dark circles can be the result of aging changes, sun damage, and genetics.  Puffy eyelids can be corrected with blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from around the eyes.  An oculoplastic surgeon (eyelid specialist) is the most experienced doctor to treat this condition.

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Considerations for treating glaucoma in pregnancy

February 7, 2016 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Glaucoma Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Glaucoma, a disease that subtly causes vision loss often not detected until too late, can also affect young adults.  When these younger adults happen to be pregnant women, special needs must be considered.

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LASIK Seminar next week at North Shore Eye Care with LASIK surgeon Dr John Mauro on Tuesday February 9th at 630 pm

February 6, 2016 — by John Mauro
Tags: Cataract Lasik Eye Care Eye Doctor

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Tomorrow the NFL celebrates the 50th anniversary of Super Bowl Sunday. Come join us for our special Live LASIK seminar next Tuesday at 630pm in our Smithtown Location

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Valentine's Day Botox Brunch at North Shore Eye Care

February 5, 2016 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Blepharoplasty Botox Filler Cosmetic Surgery

North Shore Eye Care will be hosting a Botox Brunch to celebrate Valentine's Day in our Smithtown and Riverhead locations.  The event will offer discounted cosmetic treatments to get ready for the holiday!

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

February 4, 2016 — by John Mauro
Tags: Lasik Surgeon Cataract Specialist In Long Island Lasik Doctor In New York

One of the most advanced laser vision correction center is in Smithtown, New York featuring our all new iDesign Technology.  North Shore Eye Care...

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Do I Need a Browlift?

February 2, 2016 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Blepharoplasty Brow Lift Ptosis Repair

Long Island residents with droopy eyebrows can turn to North Shore Eye Care for a full examination and treatment.  A browlift is a procedure performed to restore the eyebrows back to their normal youthful state.  Depending on the goals of the lift, different techniques can be used to achieve a browlift and restore vision.

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Adult Strabismus Surgery

February 1, 2016 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmology Strabismus

Although strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is most often treated in children, many adults have a misalignment of the eyes and think that nothing can be done about it.  Many are suffering with double vision that can be remedied by a relatively simple surgery.  

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i-Stent: Safe, Simultaneous treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma with Potential to Reduce Drop Dependence

January 31, 2016 — by David Immanuel
Tags: Istent Glaucoma Cataract Migs Slt

Life long use of drops to lower the eye pressure is the most common treatment for glaucoma.  The downsides of using drops include cost, inconvenience, and side-effects that can all lead to decreased compliance.  Glaucoma drops have the potential of causing local side-effects including dry eyes, allergy, and redness, and can also be absorbed systemically causing fatigue, decreased libido, and even exacerbation of heart and lung diseases.  Because of increased risks, traditional surgical treatment of glaucoma is reserved for advanced or rapidly progressive glaucoma intractable to medications.  Several procedures are available that can decrease the dependency on eye drops without the risks associated with traditional glaucoma surgery.  One of these procedures implants the smallest (0.5 mm x 1.0 mm) surgical device ever approved by the FDA (in 2012): a titanium, non-magnetic, snorkel-shaped tube about the width of a human hair called the i-Stent.

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Our LIVE LASIK Seminar February 9th with Dr John Mauro at 6:30pm in our Smithtown office

January 30, 2016 — by John Mauro
Tags: Live Lasik Surgery Live Lasik Seminar Valentines Day Lasik

Well known eye surgeon from Brooklyn, New York, Dr John Mauro will be conducting our special Valentine's Day  Live LASIK seminar next week

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