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Relationship Between Dementia Risk and Cataract Surgery

A study conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center noted that cataract surgery can reduce the risk of dementia in those patients with vision challenges, particularly among those who are younger and male.  (Lee C. Shin, Kim...read more

Cosmetic Eye Surgery

The Use of Botox and Dermal Fillers in Oculoplastic Cosmetic Procedures

When is Botox Used for Cosmetic Procedures and for What Conditions? Botox is a neuromodulating agent that is injected under the skin. It is intended to “paralyze” the muscles of facial expression.  It is frequently used to temporarily soften...read more

Eye Exams

Importance of Vision Screening for School-Aged Children

Researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found there is a significant need to identify children who are at risk of preventable loss of vision. The majority of the children in the study were part...read more

Practice News

Using Retinal Imaging to Predict Cerebrovascular Diseases

A condition called Chronic Cerebral Hypoperfusion (CCH) occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted for an extended period of time. This can lead to serious cerebrovascular disease such as white matter disease. According to the International Society...read more

Eye Injuries

What Patients Need to Know About Corneal Abrasions

A corneal abrasion is a scratch to the epithelium.  The cornea is made up of five layers and the epithelium is the outermost layer of the cornea that is exposed to the environment.  It can be vulnerable to scratches...read more

Practice News

Eye Safety Should be the First Priority when Viewing a Solar Eclipse

There are significant dangers of viewing a solar eclipse incorrectly.  According to Jeff Todd, President and CEO of Prevent Blindness, “During the last viewable eclipse in 2017, 215 million adults watched the event, but only 72% of people used...read more

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