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Eye Education Library

The following articles discuss many common ocular conditions, diseases, and procedures. All have been written by our physicians in order to provide you with the most accurate, current information possible. They are intended only for educational purposes. If you are suffering from any specific symptoms, we strongly recommend that you contact our office to schedule an examination.

Blepharitis

What is blepharitis? Blepharitis, which literally means “inflammation of the eyelids,” is an …

Cataract Surgery Pre & Post Op Care

Unless there is something extremely unusual about your eyes or your overall health, your cataract…

Common Glaucoma Tests

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma or are considered a glaucoma suspect, certain tests may …

Conjunctivitis and Red Eyes

One of the most commonly seen problems in an eye doctor’s office is the red eye. Conjunctivitis, …

Corneal Guttae and Fuchs’ Dystrophy

In order to maintain good vision, the cornea (see section on Refractive Error and Ocular Anatom…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes mellitus is a disease which presently affects over 200 million people worldwide, a numbe…

Dry Eye Syndrome

“Dry eye syndrome” is a catch-all term often used by eye doctors to describe a group of ocular su…

Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters are among the most common symptoms described to eye doctors. In the majority…

Glaucoma : Angle Closure and Narrow Angles

Narrow Angles and Angle Closure Glaucoma Closed angle glaucoma is relatively uncommon compared wi…

Glaucoma: A General Overview of the Disease

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can lead to progressive loss of visio…

Glaucoma: Filtering Surgery – Glaucoma Drainage Devices

When medications or laser procedures fail to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP), or if…

Glaucoma: Filtering Surgery – Trabeculectomy

When medications or laser procedures fail to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP), or if…

Herpez Zoster – Shingles

What is Shingles? Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful condition caused by reactivation of la…

Intraocular lens implants (IOLs)

Intraocular Lenses (IOL’s) Used in cataract surgery at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter…

Intraocular Lenses (IOL’s) used in cataract surgery at FBMH

Intraocular Lenses (IOL’s) Used in cataract surgery at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter…

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Procedure

Since their development nearly 50 years ago, lasers have revolutionized many fields, particularly…

Laser Trabeculoplasty

Since their development over 60 years ago, lasers have revolutionized many fields, particularly m…

Macular Degeneration

What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a progressive, degenerative …

Macular pucker/Epiretinal membrane

Also known as macular or retinal wrinkling, this is a very common, age-related condition which is…

Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

When medications or laser procedures fail to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP), or if…

More About Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

Cataracts Many believe that a cataract is a growth or membrane which develops over the ey…

Myths About Eye Health

15 Useless or Dangerous Eyesight MythsThe following article has been reprinted from ririanproject…

Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery: Canaloplasty

When medications or laser procedures fail to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP), …

Ocular Anatomy and Refractive Error

The eye is a truly amazing organ. Just the size of a ping-pong ball, this complex little globe co…

Orbscan/Corneal Topography

Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) uses laser light to image the structures of the eye, including …

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

As noted in the section on glaucoma, the vast majority of people with the disease have the open a…

Posterior Capsular Opacity & YAG Laser Capsulotomy

The back side of the lens capsule, the clear membrane that surrounds the natural lens, remains in…

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Flashes and floaters are among the most common symptoms described to eye doctors. In the majority…

Pseudoexpoliation Glaucoma

As noted in the general glaucoma review, the vast majority of people with the disease have the op…

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