Six out of 10 Diabetics Skip a Sight-Saving Exam

Six out of 10 Diabetics Skip a Sight-Saving Exam

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 →

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

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 →

FDA Approves New Treatment for Keratoconus

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 →

Is Your Eye Makeup Routine Aging You?

Makeup affords women an excellent means to achieve a radiant yet natural appearance or make a bold statement. Of course, makeup used carelessly or inappropriately can have the opposite result: giving the face an older or unattractive appearance. As the face ages, the eyes are often the first area to present glimpses of this natural… Continue Reading →


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