Archive for the 'Eye Health' Category


What Are Floaters?

Posted on August 26th, 2013 · Posted in Eye Health

A wise young man with a football-shaped head once offered this monologue: Oh, squiggly line in my eye fluid, I see you there, lurking on the periphery of my vision… Read more


Is there a link between dry eye and eye infections?

Posted on June 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

Great question from a patient the other day regarding a relationship between dry eye and infections of the eye.  Most people don’t spend much time thinking about tears, but they really.. Read more


Quora: Is it bad to use moisturizing eye drops too frequently?

Posted on September 12th, 2012 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

Standard off-the-shelf moisturizing drops, like Visine, say to not use more than 4 times a day. The answer to this depends on your definition of “bad” and what specific drop.. Read more


“What Happens If A Piece of Metal Gets Inside My Eye”

Posted on July 27th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Surgery

A patient asked an excellent question the other day that I thought would make a great blog post:  “What happens if a piece of metal gets inside the eye?”  Interestingly,.. Read more


Quora: Can retina damage from a 200mw laser heal?

Posted on July 5th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Technology

I don’t have any spots in my vision, but I do have a general reduction in visual acuity. The laser was refracted through frosty ice so there was no large.. Read more


Quora: Why does my eye sometimes swell when I’m tired?

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

I’ve been getting less sleep than usual for the past couple of weeks, and tonight my eye is a little swollen and sore. This has happened a few times in.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 3): Why Is That Child Wearing Sunglasses?

Posted on June 25th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

So let’s summarize what we’ve discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Ultraviolet and You series.  First, we learned that cumulative ultraviolet light exposure increases our risk for a.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 2): You Gotta Wear Shades

Posted on June 20th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

Remember Timbuk3?  In 1989 hit “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”, the phrase “I Gotta Wear Shades” was uttered ten times.  Very profound considering the risks created by cumulative.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 1): An Eye Primer

Posted on June 18th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health

A few weeks ago, the following photo hit mainstream news: A 30 year veteran of the open road as a truck driver, William McElligott had in one day become the new.. Read more


“Is it OK to wear contact lenses when I have a red eye?”

Posted on June 4th, 2012 · Posted in Contact Lenses, Eye Health

The white part of my eye has a red spot on it that won’t go away. An interesting topic showed up on Quora a few days ago regarding the use.. Read more