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Glaucoma Requires Testing For Peripheral Vision Loss

May 4, 2016 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Glaucoma Visual Field Optic Nerve

 Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve

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Mother's Day Makeover Event Features Botox, Fillers, & Obagi Products

May 3, 2016 — by Samuel Baharestani
Tags: Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon Botox Filler Juvederm Mothers Day

North Shore Eye Care is hosting a Mother's Day Makeover Event in Riverhead, Southampton, Garden City, and Smithtown, New York. The event will offer special packages on Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, and Obagi Products.

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What is retinopathy of prematurity?

May 2, 2016 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmologist North Shore Eyecare

Babies that are born at 32 weeks or less or who have a birth weight of 1250 grams or less are at risk of getting a disease called retinopathy of prematurity.  This is a potentially blinding disease that if treated, could be cured.  


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Good nutrition is important for your eyes as well as your overall health

May 1, 2016 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Vitamin C Vitamin A Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Your eyes like all other organs in your body require good nutrition to preserve vision and stay healthy.

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Flashes and Floaters and what to do at North Shore Eye Care

April 30, 2016 — by John Mauro
Tags: Floaters In The Eye Floater Eye Doctor In Long Island Lasik Eye Doctor

If you have the sudden onset of floaters in your vision and/or flashing lights in the periphery of your vision, it is recommended that you call your eye doctor immediately to arrange an examination. Here at North Shore Eye Care, its important to be able to recognize certain eye issues or symptoms

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Cataract surgery continues to grow at a rapid rate

April 29, 2016 — by nsec260
Tags: Cataract Specialist In Long Island Lasik Doctor In New York

Cataract surgery continues to evolve at a rapid rate.   With the advancement of new technologies patients find it easier to undergo and recover from this procedure.

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What are my eyes so irritated in the morning?

April 28, 2016 — by Faye Knoll
Tags: Blepharitis Dry Eyes Ophthalmologist Long Island

 Blepharitis is a very common problem.  Everyone has normal bacteria known as “flora” that live on the eyelashes and lid margins.  Occasionally, this bacteria can grow out of control.  When this happens, it can lead to eyelid and eye surface inflammation.  The result is dry, irritated, red, crusted eyes and eyelids. 

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Diabetes is a Leading Cause of Blindness

April 27, 2016 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Diabetes Diabetic Retinopathy

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. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults. People with diabetes are 10 times more likely to require amputation. 60-70 percent of people develop neuropathy that can affect digestion, sexual function, walking and holding things.

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Find Out if You are a Candidate for iLASIK at North Shore Eye Care

April 26, 2016 — by John Mauro
Tags: Idesign Lasik Top Lasik Doctors

iLASIK and PRK using the new idesign platform are described along with experiences at North Shore Eye Care during laser corrective procedures.

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Does my child have a lazy eye?

April 25, 2016 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmologist Amblyopia Lazy Eye

A "lazy eye," is a generic term used for Amblyopia, Strabismus and Ptosis.  Amblyopia is when a patient's best-corrected vision in one or both eyes is less than 20/40, in an anatomically normal eye.  Amblyopia can be caused by a difference in refractive error or a large refractive error in two eyes.  Amblyopia can also be caused by Strabimus, which is a misalignment of the eye.  Ptosis is when the eyelid appears droopy.  Ptosis can give the appearance of strabismus but can only cause amblyopia if the lid covers the pupil.

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