According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), each day approximately 2,000 American workers experience a job-related eye injury that requires medical attention. This results in more than $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and compensation. However, experts believe that 90 percent of these accidents can be prevented by wearing the right… Continue Reading →
The board certified eye doctors at Island Eye Surgicenter regularly meet with patients who struggle with poor night vision, something that can be especially problematic when driving. If you experience problems seeing at night, read the following tips for driving.
With summer quickly approaching, it’s a good time to discuss how to protect your eyes from the sun. Here, the vision experts at Island Eye Surgicenter in Long Island share five tips that will keep your eyes healthy and happy all summer long.
It has long been known that diabetes can increase one’s risk for other health problems, including those that affect vision. Diabetics have a heightened risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, all of which can lead to permanent vision loss. Despite the increased risk, a recent study found that more than half of diabetics… Continue Reading →
March is Save Your Vision Month, a campaign that aims to increase awareness on good eye and vision health care. In honor of this effort, the eye experts at Island Eye Surgicenter share their top tips for prolonging healthy eyesight.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 60 and older. Although AMD does not cause blindness, it is a common cause of low vision, which is partial loss of eyesight that can make everyday tasks difficult or even dangerous. In honor of AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, the eye… Continue Reading →
More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a number that is expected to increase to about 4.2 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spread awareness on the sight stealing disease. In this blog post, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter shares information… Continue Reading →
Despite their good looks, fame and wealth, celebrities are just as vulnerable to serious eye diseases as the rest of us mere mortals. You may not know it, but some celebrities struggle with the same diseases that Island Eye Surgicenter sees in patients of our practice every day. We thought it would be “eye opening”… Continue Reading →
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have made a discovery that could help the millions of Americans that lose vision to cataracts. Previously treated only through surgery, cataracts were found to respond to steroid eye drops in a UCSF study of mice. Here, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter explains more.
The FDA recently announced its approval of corneal cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus, which is a progressive eye disease that causes blurred vision and other symptoms. The manufacturer Avedro developed a corneal cross-linking system (a combination of a drug and device) that the FDA deemed safe and effective for halting the progression of keratoconus…. Continue Reading →