How Will Pregnancy Affect My Keratoconus?

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Hormone fluctuations in the body are linked to the progression of this eye condition: that is why so many keratoconus patients start to see their symptoms develop during puberty. For that reason, it is understandable that some women are concerned about the potential impact pregnancy may have for causing or restarting keratoconus.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, an ophthalmologist known worldwide for his keratoconus expertise, shares what the latest research says about this subject so that women who are pregnant or intending to become pregnant one day can make informed decisions about their health. Read more

Dr. Brian Becomes a Film Producer: Watch the Award-Winning Documentary about an Olympic Champion

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In addition to being a world-renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler has an exciting new credential for his extensive résumé: filmmaker. He is a producer on Holky: The Steven Holcomb Story, a moving documentary detailing the successes and struggles of Steven Holcomb, a decorated Olympic bobsledder. This half-hour film has been well received by critics and audiences, and recently won Best Documentary at the London International Film Festival.

See the trailer here! Read more

These Risk Factors Make You More Likely to Develop Keratoconus

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Keratoconus affects about 1 in every 400 Americans. Although researchers continue to study keratoconus, they still have not pinpointed a definitive cause for the eye condition. However, researchers have identified multiple risk factors that may indicate that you are more like to develop keratoconus. Renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler shares some of those risk factors here: Read more

How to Prevent Keratoconus from Stealing Your Teen Years

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Being a teenager can be challenging enough on its own, so finding out that you have keratoconus while you are still in high school only adds to your stress. Roughly 1 in 400 people are affected by keratoconus, with most of these patients developing the symptoms during their teenage years. In other words: you are not alone.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is an internationally recognized ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of keratoconus. He has found amazing success treating teenage patients, helping them to avoid serious vision loss and lead normal lives. Read more

Intacs and Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus Provide Better Quality of Life

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Known as “The Keratoconus Guru,” Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is the author of three books about keratoconus. Throughout his career, he has pioneered advancements in the field of ophthalmology to better treat his patients diagnosed with this debilitating condition. In this blog, he explains how two of the best procedures — Intacs and corneal cross-linking — can help people with keratoconus to lead much better lives. Read more

Common Misconceptions about Keratoconus

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Keratoconus is a disorder that causes the cornea to bulge out into a cone-like shape and leads to blurry, distorted vision. Although the affliction occurs often enough to keep Dr. Brian busy with keratoconus patients, it is still rare enough that the general population does not have a firm understanding of what keratoconus is.

Allow Dr. Brian to correct some of the misinformation about this condition: Read more

Benefits of Fortified LASIK®

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LASIK is a very safe procedure. However, some prospective patients are concerned about potential complications of refractive surgery, and opt out entirely. That is understandable — your vision is nothing to mess around with! Fortunately, Dr. Brian has developed Fortified LASIK, a form of the procedure that is even safer, in turn giving patients the confidence to finally pull the trigger.

Benefits of Fortified LASIK include: Read more

7 Things You Could Do To Avoid Eye Strain At Your Desk Job

1. Sitting too close to your computer screen, Obvious right?

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We do this without realizing it, but staring at a screen so close can result in eye fatigue, dryness and blurry vision. Staring closely at the screen, tires out our ciliary muscle which controls the eye lens to focus.

2. Out with the old in with the new!

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Glasses that is, old prescription glasses are harmful. Getting custom computer glasses give your eyes the greatest lens power and a clear wide field view,  eliminating any excessive focusing effort.

3. Not the brightest bulb in the box

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Excessive overhead lighting is not needed while on the computer. Lighting should not be any brighter than your screen. Make sure contrast controls and brightness are properly adjusted on your monitor.

4. Sit up tall

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Eye level should be at the top of your monitor, Hips and back should go as far back as they can go in the chair feeling fully supported. Moving forward to the edge of the computer chair while aligning your back will also ease back muscles.

5. High resolution flat panel screen

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Old monitors are low resolution and cause strain on the eye, upgrading to a newer one will cause less eye fatigue. The monitor should not be tilted put position in front of ones face.

6. The closer the mouse the better

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Having the mouse close to your reach keeps you from leaning forward and closer to the screen. Viewing distance should be an arms- length away, and the keyboard should be placed so your arms hang vertically.

7. Its OK to blink

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Blinking relieves your eyes cleaning it out and flushes fresh tears. Set aside some time to do a couple of blinking exercises by blinking ten times into each direction. For more effective results, your eyes should be relaxed while closing. Avoid tight lid squeeze.

Alleviate Dry Eyes During The Fall

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As the leaves change colors and fall quickly approaches, the air gets drier causing the eyes to dry out. Dry eyes is a common condition that is suffered by many people around the world. One of the main causes of Dry Eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Meibomian gland dysfunction causes a blockage of your meibomian gland, and causes inflammation causing discomfort, and irritability in the eye.Tear-flow imbalance, age, side effects from certain medicine can also be common reasons for dry eyes.

For those who have chronic dry eyes there are many treatments available to help you to reduce symptoms, even in some cases fix the problem.

Below are a few treatment options available and symptoms of dry eyes.

 

Symptoms

  • Reddening of the eyes
  • Irritation
  • Increased rubbing
  • Burning sensations
  • Stinging
  • Watering
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Excessive blinking
  • Excessive eye rubbing

 

Treatments for Dry Eyes:

Artificial Tears & Eye Drops

There are several over the counter drops or artificial tears that will allow you temporary relief from dry eyes. This solution is only a temporary fix. Being evaluated to find the underlining cause of your dry eyes is very important.

Temporary Punctual Occlusion

This also a temporary fix if the ducts in the eye are draining too much the plugs can close the ducts to allow some relief. It is also used to determine if this would be a good permanent fix for your dry eye condition.  If so than permanent plugs can be added or non-dissolving punctual occlusion.

LipiFlow

Lipiflow, which is an FDA approved treatment is a non-invasive, 12 minute spa-like treatment that cleans out the clogged oil glands using heat.Most patients describe the procedure as a “mini- facial” for the eyelids.

 

 

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