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January 24, 2020
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, an effort on the part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to draw attention to the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. Macular degeneration cannot be cured, but it can be managed, and the sooner intervention begins, the lower your risks of losing your vision. Even if you are not experiencing any of the symptoms of... Read More
December 05, 2019
In the holiday classic, A Christmas Story, all Ralphie Parker wants is a Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot BB rifle with a compass in the stock. No matter who he asks, however, the answer is always the same: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Even from Santa. In the book, little Ralphie gets his BB gun and nobody loses an eye (although he has a little scare when a BB ricochets into his glasses). In... Read More
November 13, 2019
The Poughkeepsie office of Seeta Eye Centers at 23 Davis Avenue will be closed the week of November 18th as we make the final preparations to open our new location, just across the parking lot from our current space. This new, technologically advanced office will assist us in our goal of providing the safest, most effective, and most comfortable services for each patient we see. Soft Opening The... Read More
October 07, 2019
LASIK is an incredibly effective treatment for the permanent correction of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It may also be an effective way to treat night vision issues including low vision along with issues like glare, halos, and starbursts around lights. The Patient-Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) questionnaire, a 2014 collaboration between the Food and Drug... Read More
September 16, 2019
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50 throughout the developed world. The National Institutes of Health reports that 11 million people in the United States are currently living with AMD, and an estimated 17 million people worldwide are impacted by the disorder. There are two types of AMD: Dry macular degeneration. Accounting for... Read More
September 05, 2019
Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives. Birth to... Read More
July 08, 2019
If you have been considering vision correction surgery, now is the time to contact Seeta Eye Centers for a free consultation where you can learn about your options, our technology, and the most effective way to find lasting freedom from glasses and contact lenses. We offer a range of vision correction services at our Fishkill and Poughkeepsie locations, and our board-certified ophthalmologists... Read More
July 01, 2019
If you have different colored eyes, July 12th is your day. Heterochromia, the medical name for different colored eyes, is enjoyed by only about one percent of the human population and, in most cases, the condition is benign. However, when heterochromia occurs later in life or following an illness or disease, it may be a sign of larger problems. If you were born with eyes that were the same color... Read More
June 14, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) headsets are relatively new. As such, the long-term impacts of routine use of VR headsets is not clearly established. There is some evidence that doing near work – on tablets, phones, and similar devices – may contribute to myopia, even in adults. This may suggest that using a VR headset frequently would increase risks for nearsightedness, but there is no established link. It... Read More
May 02, 2019
Seeta Eye Centers is pleased to announce the addition of Yasha S. Modi, M.D. to our team of experienced Poughkeepsie ophthalmologists. A retinologist and vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr. Modi serves as Director of Uveitis and Tele-Retina at New York University where he is also assistant professor of Retinal Diseases, Uveitis, and Vitreoretinal Surgery. Dr. Modi’s services include diagnosis and... Read More