Controlling Myopia (Near-Sightedness)

Controlling Myopia (Near-Sightedness) If your child has myopia (nearsightedness), you’re probably wondering if there is a cure — or at least something that can be done to slow its progression so your child doesn’t need stronger glasses year after year. For...

Old Wives Tales and the Eyes

There are hundreds of myths and misconceptions about eyesight. Some old wives’ tales have a grain of truth in them: most are myths that need busting. Here are the facts about some of them: Myth: Reading in the dark or dim light will damage your eyes Reading in dim...

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 1...

Figuring Out the Cause of Headaches

The single most important part of the headache evaluation is the case history,  An accurate differential diagnosis can be made 90% of the time from case history alone, if you know what to look for.  The primary goal of the first encounter is to rule out secondary...

Being a ‘Glaucoma Suspect’

The suspicion of possible glaucoma usually comes to the attention of an eye doctor for several reasons: the eye pressure is found to be elevated above “normal,” there is a strong family history of glaucoma, or the optic nerves have an appearance that is suspicious. It...

Heterochromia

Heterochromia means “different (hetero-) colors (-chromia).” Usually the term is used to describe the condition where a person has different colored eyes — one blue eye and one green eye, for example. The amount of melanin in the iris determines whether we...