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What is pterygium surgery?

By Stuart Sondheimer | January 30, 2021
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Patients who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors may be at risk of developing a host of problems with their eye health. One condition that can often develop is that of pterygium. Pterygium is the formation of a fleshy, pink tissue on the white portion of the eye. This web-like tissue is often relatively …

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Learn about refractive cataract surgery, or LASIK

By Stuart Sondheimer | January 15, 2021
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Patients who want to be free from eyeglasses and contacts will often find that refractive eye surgeries such as LASIK are their most reliable option. LASIK is a common procedure performed to help patients improve their vision and stop relying on prescription eyewear to see properly. The procedure is incredibly popular because it allows patients …

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What are monofocal IOLs?

By Stuart Sondheimer | December 30, 2020
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Cataracts are the clouding of the eye lens which can impair one’s vision. Cataracts block light from getting to the back of the eye to see clearly, causing patients to become frustrated in day-to-day activities such as driving and reading. When cataracts become more severe, it is always a good idea to work with a …

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Treating eye floaters effectively with laser vitreolysis

By Stuart Sondheimer | December 15, 2020
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Patients who notice spots and lines across their vision may be dealing with a condition known as eye “floaters.” Inside of the eye is a gel called the vitreous. This fluid fills the eye. For some patients, protein fibers called collagen within this gel-like substance can clump together and cause shadows onto the field of …

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How to care for contact lenses

By Stuart Sondheimer | November 30, 2020
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According to the Center of Disease Control, or the CDC, over 45 million people in the United States use contact lenses to correct their vision. However, without proper care and attention to these corrective lenses, patients can experience a host of issues including increased risk of infection and damage to their contacts or eyes. Below …

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When might I need cataract surgery?

By Stuart Sondheimer | November 30, 2020
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Cataracts are a common vision disorder that can occur, typically in senior patients. It is more commonly known for causing clouded vision that can eventually progress to the point that it impacts one’s daily life. At this point, patients might start talking to their eye physician about undergoing cataract surgery. But how do you know …

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Comprehensive eye care with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer

By Stuart Sondheimer | October 30, 2020
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At the practice of Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, we take your eye health seriously. We understand that your vision is important to you and we offer a wide selection of treatments to help you in maintaining the clear and dependable vision you deserve. In doing so, we provide routine, comprehensive eye examinations for new and …

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Frequently asked questions about glaucoma

By henley.tabal | October 15, 2020
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Many conditions can impact one’s vision health, including that of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder that can show no symptoms until the later stages. This makes it extremely important for patients to visit their eye doctor regularly for routine evaluations and screenings. Often, when patients notice vision loss, the condition has already progressed …

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What happens during vitreous floater surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | September 30, 2020
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Over time, many patients will experience the development of “floaters” in their field of vision. Floaters are specks, strings, and other shapes that may appear when looking around. While these flecks are harmless, they can become severe, large, and interfere routinely with one’s vision, impacting their ability to read or drive. These specks are actually …

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What to expect with pterygium surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | September 15, 2020
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Conditions such as pterygium of the eye, or “conjunctiva growths,” can be bothersome to patients, even though they are not harmful. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer understands that many patients want to have this conjunctiva tissue overgrowth addressed with surgical interventions, especially if it is bothersome and interferes with one’s vision. What to expect with pterygium …

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