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Myths About LASIK & Your Refractive Eye Surgery Options
Blepharitis

Blepharitis: Common Eyelid Disorders, Their Treatment and Prevention

Do you often experience a burning sensation in your eyes, watery or itchy eyes or noticed crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes? Chances are, you suffer from the effects of blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common cause of sore, red eyes and crusty eyelashes. Depending on the severity, patients may experience all or some of these symptoms. An extreme case of blepharitis can even cause eyelash loss (i.e. madarosis). Contact lens users are likely

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Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are defined as any clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye and is one of the most widespread eye diseases worldwide. As it is Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Jeff Sciberras wants to pull back the veil on cataracts (pun intended) and spread awareness of this pernicious and often misunderstood disease to debunk myths and prepare you in the event you are diagnosed with cataract(s). First, one should know

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Family
Eye Health

Vision Problems at Different Stages of Life

Since May is Healthy Vision Month, now is a good time to discuss and learn more about vision problems and what can be done to correct them. Throughout the various stages of our lives, we can be prone to different vision problems and eye diseases. From infancy to living as an adult over the age of 60, here are some of the most common vision issues at each stage of life and the care and

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Laser Eye Surgery
Laser Eye Surgery

What to Expect at a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

The first step to having your vision corrected by refractive surgery, such as LASIK (which is the most common form of elective corrective eye surgery) is to book a comprehensive eye exam. A consultation will help determine your candidacy for the various refractive eye surgery options available, but specifically which surgical option is best for your particular vision deficit. When you book a laser eye surgery consultation with Dr. Sciberras, you will likely be instructed

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Anterior Basement Dystrophy & Recurrent Corneal Erosion
Eye Health

Anterior Basement Dystrophy & Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Anterior basement membrane dystrophy, also known as map-dot-fingerprint or epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, is a condition that affects the anterior (or front) of the cornea. In this condition, the membrane that lies beneath the corneal epithelium doesn’t function properly and can cause recurrent corneal erosions to develop.  This is like a spontaneous scratch of the ocular surface.  In fact, the condition can be caused by minor trauma to the eye such as can occur with

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Keratoconus
Keratoconus

Keratoconus: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Keratoconus is an eye condition affecting about 1 in every 2000 people. This eye disorder results in the progressive thinning of the cornea, which leads to a cone shape of the eye. It is commonly referred to as causing irregular astigmatism. The cone-shaped cornea deflects light irregularly as it enters the eye causing distorted vision. Corneal shapes come in 3 basic forms: spherical, regular astigmatism, and irregular astigmatism. The analogy of each is as follows: a

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Snow Blindness
Eye Health

Snow Blindness: What Is It and Can I Go Blind?

Snow blindness, also known as photokeratitis, is an anterior segment eye condition resulting in the temporary loss of vision from intense exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. It usually occurs when UV light reflects off snow covered surfaces when proper eye protection isn’t worn, causing ‘sun burnt’ eyes. Photokeratitis can also be caused by looking directly at the sun as well as UV reflection off of water or sand. With winter weather here, it’s the perfect

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Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that commonly affect people with diabetes. They can cause sudden or gradual blurry vision that can lead to permanent vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of preventable vision loss among adults. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to discuss these different conditions, their prevention, and some of the treatments available. It is important to note, prevention

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Protective Eyewear
Glasses

Protective Eyewear and Sports

A few decades ago, it was rare to see any eye protection or eyewear when watching professional sports. Today, we know that specialized lenses, goggles, and glasses are required when playing sports to protect the eye and avoid injury. This protection is especially important for children playing sports. Sports eyewear can have a positive effect on athletic performance. A study completed in 2003 on tennis players and target shooters demonstrated that those with vision even

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Contact Lenses or Glasses
Lasik

Myths About LASIK & Your Refractive Eye Surgery Options

LASIK and other refractive surgery options can correct a variety of vision problems. Farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, even presbyopia can all be treated by a variety of refractive surgery methods. Although LASIK is the most commonly known and performed elective refractive surgery, there are other options that offer their own advantages and sometimes disadvantages. Knowing which is the best method for you requires a comprehensive preoperative eye assessment. Even though refractive surgery is very common, many

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