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June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month

Posted On June 28, 2022 / By / Posted in Blog

June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month

By Ivan Castillo, MD Summer is here, and for many that means outdoor celebrations that include fireworks, especially around the 4th of July. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in eye injuries.

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Posted On March 16, 2022 / By / Posted in Blog

Protect Your Eyes at Work

About 2,000 workers sustain job-related eye injuries each day according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Did you know that 90% of these injuries could have been avoided by wearing proper eye

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Posted On March 2, 2022 / By / Posted in Blog

When Should You See a Retina Specialist

Your ophthalmologist or optometrist can monitor your vision, prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and diagnose, treat and prevent a number of eye diseases. However, for some eye conditions, your eye doctor may

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Posted On December 30, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Protect Your Eyes When Enjoying Holiday Champagne

While a popular way to celebrate and ring in the new year, popping open a bottle of champagne can be dangerous. Did you know that a champagne cork can fly up to

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Posted On December 14, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Keep an Eye on Safety When Purchasing and Playing with Holiday Gifts

A 2019 study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that eye injuries from airsoft, BB, pellet and paintball guns have risen by 50% since 1990. In fact, since 2010, the number

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Posted On October 26, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Eye Injury Prevention Month: Four Tips to Protect Your Eyes

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Did you know that according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), nearly half of all eye injuries occur in the home? Whether you are tackling a

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Posted On September 17, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is Cryopexy?

Cryopexy is an outpatient surgical procedure that uses extreme cold therapy or freezing to treat retinal tears and other retinal conditions. It works by creating scar tissue that seals the tear to

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Posted On August 19, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Why Do You Have to Dilate My Eyes?

Your retina is located in the back of your eye. On the front of your eye, the pupil is a round black opening in the center of the iris (the colored part

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Posted On July 27, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is Retinal Laser Photocoagulation?

Retinal laser photocoagulation is an in-office procedure used to treat a number of retinal conditions, including retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema and retinal vein occlusion. It is most frequently used to

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Posted On July 12, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is a Vitrectomy?

Performed by a retinal surgeon, vitrectomy is a surgical procedure that carefully removes the vitreous gel that fills the posterior segment of the eye. This surgery is employed to correct a number

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