Cataract Awareness

Cataract Awareness

Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? Here are some important facts to consider about cataracts. Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness worldwide, largely affecting older patients, although people who are in their forties and fifties can also...
Floaters

Floaters

Nearly every day in clinic I have at least one patient mention that they see floaters in one or both of their eyes. I’ve heard them described as cobwebs, gnats or even TV static that moves around in their vision, and they are often more prominent in bright...
What is Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma

The first reaction that I get when I discuss glaucoma with my patients is shock. Many of them have heard of this disease before and many of them worry that they will eventually become blind. While glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old,...
Are my cataracts ripe?

Are my cataracts ripe?

According to the WHO, cataracts cause nearly 51% of blindness in the world! That accounts for nearly 20 million people. In the United States, that number is around 5%. As a cataract specialist, I see my fair share of cataracts in the clinic. So what is a cataract? A...