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February 29, 2016
Cataracts are the thickening and clouding of the lens of the eye that causes decreased vision. Before the development of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the only option for Highland cataract patients was to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses in order to see following cataract removal surgery. Today, there are many kinds of IOLs available to address each person’s individual needs. How... Read More
February 24, 2016
Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes—about 11 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 20 and 79. There are many serious health issues associated with diabetes in Highland, including cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, organ failure, and blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy Each year there are between 12,000 and 24,000 new cases of blindness from... Read More
February 15, 2016
If you wear prescription glasses, talk to our Fishkill eye doctor to find out which goggles can accept prescription lenses or to learn about laser vision correction so that you can enjoy winter sports without the inconvenience of corrective lenses. Goggles are a must for skiing and snowboarding safety. The right goggles protect your eyes from trauma and sun damage, while reducing your risk of... Read More
February 10, 2016
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the most common cause of poor eyesight in people over 40. If your vision has gone downhill due to cataracts, you do not have to suffer with poor vision. Cataract surgery can restore your vision, and the cataracts will not come back. SeetaEye Centers helps Highland cataract sufferers get back to the lifestyle they once enjoyed. But what if... Read More
January 28, 2016
After you have undergone laser cataract surgery at our Highland-area ophthalmological practice, the hard part is over. Your eye doctor has replaced the cataract-clouded lens of your eye with a separate intraocular lens that can also fix existing vision problems, and now you need to give your body the time it needs to heal. But what are the actual limits on your activity? You may believe that,... Read More
January 08, 2016
Degenerative eye disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration severely impact the lives of about 6 million people across the world. Despite this large number, the cause of these conditions is still unknown. Recent scientific advances have shed a little light on potential genetic causes behind the loss of vision they both cause. Three new genes have been linked with glaucoma, bringing new hope... Read More
January 04, 2016
One of the interesting things about being a Highland ophthalmologist is the number of questions we get about how eyes work, why they need correction, and even why they look the way they do. This last question frequently arises from people who have hazel eyes despite neither parent sharing this trait. How did they get a completely different eye color? Ophthalmologists have long thought that eye... Read More
December 29, 2015
There are several conditions associated with diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is one of the most severe. When blood pressure and blood sugar levels go unchecked it can lead to long-term eye damage and eventually blindness. Most long-term diabetics in the United States don’t know they’re at an elevated risk for diabetic retinopathy. Luckily, this condition is preventable and treatable with... Read More
December 22, 2015
Most of us use computers, tablets or cell phones every day. These powerful tools are indispensable for work and for our busy social lives. Over time, these devices can cause serious strain and even injury to the eyes. Our Highland ophthalmology experts would like to share some tips on how to minimize the strain from glowing screens on your eyes. Get a comprehensive eye exam - Even if you don’t... Read More
December 15, 2015
A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. Cataracts are a common development for people in their fifties and sixties, and they can have a large impact on the ability to perform many daily tasks. Our Highland cataract eye surgery specialists can assess your cataracts and provide excellent treatment with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) so you don’t have... Read More