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Dry Eyes

By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

Dry-eye-sufferers either have a poor quality of tears or do not produce enough tears. Tears serve the purpose of lubricating the eyes and washing away particles, making them instrumental to the comfort of one’s eye. Tears consist of three layers (mucus, oil and water), all working in together. The oil keeps the water from evaporating …

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By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

A hyphema occurs when there is bleeding in the front of the eye between the cornea and lens. This may result from blunt trauma to the eye. Hyphemas may cause a great deal of pain or eye pressure. Blood may be seen filling the anterior chamber between the cornea and the colored iris. A hyphema …

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Recurrent Corneal Erosion

By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

Recurrent corneal erosion is a disorder of the eyes where a failure of epithelial cells on the cornea’s outermost layer to stay attached to the deeper Bowman’s Membrane. These erosions cause pain, a sensitivity to bright lights, foreign-body sensation and tearing, Special ophthalmic sodium chloride drops and/or ointments may prevent or treat attacks. Artificial tears …

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Newborn Sight

By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

Dramatic change in your newborn’s vision will occur within the first eight months of his or her life especially in the first two months of life. Focusing ability is correlated with the development of the ciliary muscles. These muscles are composed of a ring of smooth tissue in the eye’s middle, vascular, layer. Much like …

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By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

Keratoconus is a progressive steepening of the cornea that usually begins in adolescence through middle age. Our modern corneal topographers and tomographers (sensitive instruments that analyze the curvature and elevation of the front and with the most advanced instruments the back of the cornea, corneal thickness, and statistical measures of corneal structural health can now …

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Causes of Cataracts

By Stuart Sondheimer | March 26, 2014

Although the most common cause of Cataracts is natural ageing, there are other factors that can result in a patient getting a Cataract. Some cataracts are present at birth or develop shortly after birth. In many cases early diagnosis and surgical treatment of these Congenital Cataracts can save a child’s ability to see. If the …

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The PRK Procedure Explained

By Stuart Sondheimer | December 13, 2013

In PRK, the soft outer covering of the eye is removed and the Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct the ability of the eye to see in the distance or at near. Astigmatism can also be corrected with PRK. A contact lens is placed on the eye and the soft outer …

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