Bothered by Floaters?
At one time or another, many of us have noticed floaters in our vision. What are they and when is it a cause for concern?The inside of the eye is filled with a clear jelly called the vitreous, which is a matrix of collagen fibers and water. In children, it is quite solid and fills […]
What Is Glaucoma and How Did I Get It?
by Charles Blotnick MD Patients often ask “what is Glaucoma and how did I get it?” Glaucoma is a disease where the pressure inside the eye builds up and damages the vision nerves. It effects over 3 million Americans and 70 million people worldwide. Glaucoma is considered the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the […]
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES): Symptoms & Treatments
There are many sub-specialties of optometry. One of them is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). DES can affect anyone from children to adults. The symptoms range from redness, irritation, gritty feeling, fluctuating vision, burning, itching and tearing. Patients can present with one of the above, or all of the above. There are also many different levels of dryness […]
Blue-Blocker Glasses: A Myth or Not?
Sarah Kwon Lee, O.D. Since the pandemic, our lives have never been the same. A majority of us had to stay home in the years of 2020 and 2021. As a result of that, most people including school-aged children started working or studying from home, relying on digital media such as computers, tablets, and phones. […]
The New Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
By Charles Blotnick MD Metrolina Eye Associates is very excited to announce the next generation of ICLs that was recently approved by the FDA. ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens but is commonly used to describe an Intra-ocular Contact Lens. Think of this as a specially designed contact lens that can be easily placed in […]
You have probably heard of astigmatism before, but can you explain what it is? Many people have heard that it means your eye is shaped like a football but is that really true? Does it get worse with age? Can you make it better? Let’s explore. Astigmatism is an irregularity in the surface curvature of […]
State of the Art Tips for Fixing Hooded Eyes￼
Many patients seek consultation at Metrolina Eye Associates to fix the appearance of their drooping or “hooded eyes” where the eyelids look heavy and the upper eyelid skin is folding over or obscuring the lashes. Some patients are searching for surgical options, others are wondering about alternatives. Here, Dr. Christine Annunziata discusses the current best […]
IT’S MARCH MADNESS TIME!
Shivali Desai, OD It’s that time of year again when 68 of the best men’s and women’s basketball teams descend on various cities around the country to play their hearts out for a national title. The crowds are excited with their nachos and soda and cannot wait for tip-off. At tip-off is when the stakes […]
Laser Treatment For Glaucoma: Results of the LiGHT Clinical Trial
According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. At least 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but less than half of those people know they have the disease. Risk factors for glaucoma include a positive family history of glaucoma, diabetes, and nearsightedness. Glaucoma also increases in incidence with age, […]
It’s a Pandemic!
What do you think of when you hear the word pandemic? Of course, COVID is the first thing on most people’s minds. However, the world is also suffering from a different pandemic – MYOPIA PROGRESSION. What is myopia? Myopia is the most common ocular disorder worldwide, it is the leading cause of visual impairment in children, and its […]