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

My Eyes are Dry but I Don’t Want to See My Eye Doctor Yet – What About Telemedicine?
General Eye Conditions

My Eyes are Dry but I Don’t Want to See My Eye Doctor Yet – What About Telemedicine?

In these uncertain times, many patients are continuing to experience the symptoms of dry eyes but hesitate to seek an in-office consultation with their eye care physicians. Telemedicine has provided a platform for patients to seek quick and efficient guidance for their treatment, although it does have certain limitations. This …

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My Eyes are Dry but I Don’t Want to See My Eye Doctor Yet – What About Telemedicine?
Treating (and Preventing) Eye Allergies
General Eye Conditions

Treating (and Preventing) Eye Allergies

When patients approach us about eye allergies, their symptoms typically include swelling (puffy eyes), redness, itching in addition to watery eyes and/or mild yellowish stringy mucous discharge from the eye.  As eye doctors, the most common signs we see are erythema (redness) and edema (swollen eyelids), periorbital area, and conjunctiva …

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Treating (and Preventing) Eye Allergies
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
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?
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