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Eye Disease

What Is Keratoconus, and What are its Treatment Options?

Keratoconus is a progressive disorder which causes thinning and cone-like steepening of the cornea. This characteristic steepening results in distortion, which decreases visual acuity. It can cause severe astigmatism and and increased sensitivity to glare and light. In our Princeton ophthalmology practice, we offer a number of therapies to reduce the symptoms of keratoconus and help you preserve your vision. One of the best options for improving vision in early keratoconus is the use of speciality contact lenses. They’re available in the following varieties: Soft, astigmatic contact lenses Rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses Scleral contact lenses As keratoconus progresses, the individual may … Continue reading

Staying One Step Ahead of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness in older adults — but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. Early detection can be the key to saving your sight, and it’s easier than you think. In fact, your best line of defense against macular degeneration may be something you’re already doing: getting regular exams with your eye doctor here in Hamilton, NJ. If you’re over 65, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting a regular eye exam at least once every 2 years, even if you don’t have any symptoms. In fact, this is a good schedule … Continue reading

iStent: A Breakthrough in Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve because of a fluid buildup inside the eye. Damage to the optic nerve can slowly lead to loss of vision and blindness. Unfortunately, there is nothing a patient with glaucoma can do on their own to prevent their eye pressure from rising. While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are many different treatment options that help prevent the loss of eyesight caused by high eye pressure. These treatment options include eye drops, oral medications, lasers, and surgeries. It has been a goal to develop methods to lower eye … Continue reading

Flashing Lights & Floating Spots: What Do They Mean?

At some point in our lives, almost all of us experience at least some degree of floaters or flashing lights in our vision. As eye doctors, we tend to get questions about them often from our Hamilton and Princeton, NJ patients. There are various causes for these phenomena, and I will try to shed some light on this topic. First I will start with flashes and floaters caused by problems within the eye and retina. The inside of our eye contains a jelly called the vitreous. For most of us, there is debris within this jelly.  When light enters the … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Eyes & Still Enjoy the Sun

It’s summer, and everyone is looking forward to those hard-earned vacation days spent at the shore or at some exotic beach in the Caribbean. It is the season of travel, outdoor sports, and family picnics. These activities, while fun, can leave us exposed to direct sunlight for longer periods of time, and we have to exercise some caution so we can diminish its adverse effects on our health. Most of us are familiar with sun exposure’s detrimental effects on the skin and the increased risk of melanoma, so as an eye doctor, I’d like to focus instead on how such … Continue reading

Seasonal Allergies and the Eye

For most people, spring brings with it short sleeve shirts, outdoor activities, no more cold weather, and fun days in the sun. However, for some it means another dreaded season plagued with allergies. As an eye doctor serving Princeton, Hamilton, and other New Jersey communities, I see a lot of patients who are affected by allergies in the area. Seasonal allergies are brought on by an immune response in certain individuals with sensitivity to certain allergens, such as pollen. As the pollens are inhaled, allergy sufferers experience rhinitis, or inflammation of their nasal passages. Symptoms include a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, … Continue reading




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