Seeta Eye Centers Ophthalmology Blog

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February 18, 2021
Can COVID-19 cause vision loss? As it turns out, yes, it can. A study initiated by the French Society of Neuroradiology has found a higher likelihood of abnormal MRI findings, such as nodules on the posterior pole (backside) of the eyes, in patients with severe coronavirus infection. The study, conducted on 129 patients with severe COVID-19, found that around seven percent of study participants... Read More
January 12, 2021
LASIK is a laser vision correction surgery that can provide lasting freedom from prescription eyewear like glasses and contact lenses. The best time to undergo LASIK is when you have grown tired of the limitations posed by contacts and glasses, along with the maintenance eyewear requires. Am I a Good Candidate? The best candidates for LASIK are men and women who are over the age of 18, have... Read More
December 07, 2020
Recovery from cataract surgery is typically very quick. Your vision may be cloudy, blurry, or otherwise imperfect for a few hours up to a few weeks, but this should self-correct as your eyes adjust to your new intraocular lens. Remember, as your vision adjusts, you may undergo different stages in which various distortions or disturbances are present. These, too, should self-correct while your... Read More
November 03, 2020
In the state of New York, anyone over the age of two who can tolerate a facial covering must wear a mask when in a public space where social distancing is not possible. This simple act has had a measurable impact on slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Wearing a mask can help save lives, but if you have glasses, a facemask can pose fogging issues that can be both limiting and frustrating. While... Read More
October 15, 2020
Recovery from LASIK can take up to one week, though many patients are back to “normal” within 24 hours. During your time in our care, we will help you determine when it is safe to resume all of your activities. For the first 24 hours following surgery, it is important that you avoid doing anything that could irritate your eyes. During this time, be sure to avoid: Rubbing your eyes Getting water... Read More
August 18, 2020
An Optician is a professional who assists with the fitting of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other eyewear. Opticians have undergone additional training and education and will have specific certification or an associate’s degree. An optometrist is doctor who has focused his or her practice on diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye. Optometrists can also perform routine exams, determine... Read More
July 09, 2020
Eye color is determined by specific variations in an individual’s genes. While brown is the most common eye color, found in up to 79% of all humans, there are five other possible iris colors that can be found in people: Amber Blue Gray Green Hazel Green is the least common eye color with some studies finding only 2% of the world’s population to possess this specific color iris. Melanin and Eye... Read More
June 09, 2020
In light of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing a simple cloth facemask whenever it is impossible to maintain a six-foot distance from people who do not live in your house while in public. Depending on where you live, this recommendation may actually be a requirement prior to entering a business or establishment. It is absolutely the requirement at Seeta Eye Center – both for patients and staff... Read More
May 21, 2020
Seeta Eye is open for business. Both our Poughkeepsie and Fishkill offices are now able to resume the routine services, including annual eye exams, our patients rely on. However, in the time of COVID-19, these visits will be slightly different than what you may be used to. We are taking every precaution to ensure our staff and our patients remain safe. In order to do this, we have implemented new... Read More
May 12, 2020
During traditional cataract surgery, a small surgical tool is used to access the lens of the eye. This method is safe and has given countless patients renewed vision. It is not, however, as precise or effectiveas  the newer option of laser cataract surgery. At Seeta Eye Centers, we utilize the LenSx® femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. This advanced equipment helps reduce risks for... Read More