Your resource for learning about eye care procedures and conditions, from the experts at Milan Eye Center.

Pterygium vs  Pinguecula
General Eye Conditions

Pterygium vs Pinguecula

    When we are exposed to ultraviolet “UV” light, our body tissues change. This is why our skin gets darker or more wrinkly over time, and is the main reason why sunscreen is so important and stressed during the summer months.  UV light can also cause short-term damage to …

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Pterygium vs Pinguecula
Cause & Treatment of Eye Floaters
General Eye Conditions

Cause & Treatment of Eye Floaters

Most of us have, or will have, eye floaters. Some people notice small gray or black spots, shadows, specks, “cobwebs”, or even small transparent like material that floats across the visual field periodically when looking at a bright, solid background. They are one of the most common conditions seen by …

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Cause & Treatment of Eye Floaters
Normal Tension Glaucoma
Glaucoma

Normal Tension Glaucoma

The diagnosis of glaucoma can be straight forward when intraocular pressure is elevated, however, the diagnosis is more elusive in patients with statistically normal pressures. Glaucoma is defined by a characteristic optic disc cupping with thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer and, as it becomes more advanced, a typical …

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Normal Tension Glaucoma
MIGS: What, Why and Who?
Glaucoma

MIGS: What, Why and Who?

As a Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, it would seem odd that the topic I’ve chose to discuss in this newsletter is glaucoma surgery. This is, perhaps, the point – glaucoma surgery is no longer strictly the burden of a glaucoma specialist. Glaucoma surgery has become mainstream over the past …

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MIGS: What, Why and Who?
Why is My Eyelid Twitching?
Oculoplastics/Aesthetics

Why is My Eyelid Twitching?

Eyelid twitching, medically known as eyelid myokymia, is due to small, fast contractions of the muscle around the eye that controls closure of the eyelids; This muscle is called the orbicularis oculi. Typical presentation of myokymia is unilateral (one-sided) and impacts the lower eyelid more commonly than the upper eyelid. …

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Why is My Eyelid Twitching?
Fireworks and Eye Safety
General Eye Conditions

Fireworks and Eye Safety

Independence Day is right around the corner, and with this holiday comes parades, backyard barbeques, and of course, fireworks shows. And while playing with fireworks in your own backyard may sound like fun, thousands of people are injured by fireworks per year, many of whom are children. Most fireworks injuries …

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Fireworks and Eye Safety