Super Bowl Article

Published January 1, 2023 506 Views

We all look forward to the Super Bowl because it's a time for friends, family, and, of course, food! But it doesn’t have to be all greasy wings and unhealthy nachos. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the game without sacrificing your health. Even for fun special occasions, it is important...

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TailGate

Published December 15, 2022 608 Views

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling off, and football is back in full swing. Whether you are cheering on your favorite college team or NFL team, tailgating is a time-honored tradition that is a part of the fall season for many people. While tailgating...

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What are the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy?

Published November 28, 2022 561 Views

One of the most common causes of blindness in adults is diabetic retinopathy, which is found in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  Diabetic retinopathy is caused by microvascular damage to the retina and sometimes has no outward signs.  Diabetic eye diseases include diabetic macular edema,...

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Published November 7, 2022 589 Views

Many people are not aware that diabetes is connected to eye issues and is one of the leading causes of blindness. Diabetic eye disease can cause vision loss or blindness, and diabetes can cause a variety of eye problems.  There are sometimes no warning signs of diabetic eye disease, but early d...

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Monkeypox: Your Questions Answered

Published October 20, 2022 519 Views

Monkeypox, a disease that resembles smallpox and produces skin sores on the body, is the topic of much discussion today. The illness was given its name after it was found in a shipment of monkeys from Africa to Denmark in 1958. This illness is spread through bodily fluids, sexual contact, broken ski...

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Pumpkin Recipes

Published October 13, 2022 493 Views

Article: It’s finally fall and that means pumpkin season! Not only are pumpkins a Halloween staple and an amazing ingredient for tasty recipes, but pumpkins can help improve your eye health. Pumpkin is full of nutrients connected to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Pump...

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Highlights from the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2022

Published October 12, 2022 305 Views

This year was the Academy’s  126nd birthday. Our annual meeting was recently held in Chicago. I am proud to say that our Academy does an excellent job keeping us up-to-date with  vision  science and technology. There is also a tremendous amount of information on managing a ...

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Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society’s Webinar Wednesday

Published September 21, 2022 518 Views

On Sept 7, 2022, for the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society’s Webinar Wednesday Broadcast at 7:00 pm EST, New York, Island Retina's Imaging Specialist, Mr. James Soque delivered a video presentation entitled ‘The CRA Portfolio Preparation”.   This is one r...

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Woman’s Vision and High Blood Pressure

Published September 15, 2022 386 Views

Blood pressure is an extremely important factor to consider when monitoring your health. Not only does it pose a risk to organs like the heart and liver, but it can also affect your eyes. Many individuals are at increased risk for high blood pressure. Lifestyle choices can put individuals at high ri...

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High Blood Pressure and Eye Health

Published August 29, 2022 584 Views

There is no doubt that high blood pressure is a major concern for many reasons. High blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart disease, and many other illnesses. Additionally, high blood pressure can damage your eyes. High Blood Pressure and Eye Health: The heart pumps blood forcefully when an...

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Your Eyes and Summer UV light

Published July 26, 2022 695 Views

It’s summertime, which means fun in the sun and increased ultraviolet (UV) exposure. We all know that UV exposure can damage our skin, but did you know it can also harm our eyes. The tissues that make up our eyes are some of the most sensitive tissues found in our entire body. In honor of Nati...

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Why do women have more eye issues than men?

Published May 23, 2022 1730 Views

Two out of every three Americans who are visually impaired are female? Women make up 2.6 of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and above who are visually impaired or blind. Women are at higher risk for eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Let’s take a lo...

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Ultraviolet Light Used in Nail Salons or Salon nail dryers and eye safety

Published April 4, 2022 1311 Views

Dr. Pamela Weber, For those of you who frequent nail salons, beware of the ultraviolet nail dryers!!! They are usually placed under the counter, and you are asked to slip your hands in to dry gel nail polish. However, you may have noticed that ultraviolet light pours out lighting the floor and su...

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Closing the Gender Gap in Medicine

Published March 10, 2022 985 Views

This month is Women’s History Month. As I think back on my medical career, I feel it is important to give a shout-out to the women who encouraged and inspired me. When I attended Columbia Medical School (known as P&S) in 1980, women students made up only about 1/3 of the class. Now medical...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Published February 9, 2022 831 Views

Macular Degeneration is a disease causing slow, but progressive loss of the center of your field of vision. Loss of the center of your field of vision is a key component in most major and important tasks of daily living, including driving, reading, focusing on objects, as well as seeing individuals&...

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Published November 22, 2021 1669 Views

Do you have diabetes? Have you heard of “Diabetic Retinopathy”? Diabetic Eye Disease takes on many forms including the most serious problem:diabetic retinopathy.Individuals with diabetes need to get dilated eye exams at a minimum of once per year. It is also important to maintain tigh...

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

Published May 27, 2020 6393 Views

Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

As the old adage goes: “you are what you eat”. In this segment from Island Retina we want to bring to your attention eye healthy foods that may prevent you from undergoing further vision loss, and may help to prolong your vision as you reach your elder years. The go...

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Is retinal toxicity a concern with use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19?

Published April 16, 2020 5951 Views

Is retinal toxicity a concern with use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19?

Should patients who need treatment with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19 worry about retinal toxicity? This is a question I have been asked given that there is quite a bit of news coverage about the possible therapeutic benefit of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for CO...

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Intraocular Injections: A Patient's Guide

Published March 11, 2020 6465 Views

Intraocular Injections: A Patient's Guide

Intraocular injections are a common treatment for retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. Patients with these conditions risk permanent loss of central vision. Treatment as early and thoroughly as possible is important to save vision and pr...

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Study Participation: An Interview With Dr. Weber

Published March 4, 2020 4347 Views

Study Participation: An Interview With Dr. Weber

Dr. Pamela Weber, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor in the field of ophthalmology, leads Island Retina in its quest to provide the best retinal and vitreous care through advanced diagnostic and state-of-the-art treatments for their patients.  Standing out above other retinal centers, Is...

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The Amazing Retina: 12 Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Published February 4, 2020 8829 Views

The Amazing Retina: 12 Interesting Facts You Need to Know

As retinal specialists we’ve dedicated our lives to caring for one of the most magnificent parts of the human body. But don’t just take our word for it—check out these 12 interesting facts and see for yourself just how amazing the retina really is. The retina is a part of...

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Epiretinal Membrane (ERM) Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Published February 4, 2020 27698 Views

Epiretinal Membrane (ERM) Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Vision is one of our most valuable assets, and understanding the conditions that can rob us of this sense can go a long way toward prevention. One such sight-stealing condition is an epiretinal membrane (ERM). It has been estimated that about 30 million people in the United States have an epi...

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Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Published January 3, 2020 2931 Views

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects nearly 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of adult blindness for older Americans. Although its development and progression can be devastating, it can be successfully treated if caught early. Understand your risks for Macular Degenerati...

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Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Easily and Painlessly at Island Retina

Published December 18, 2019 1419 Views

Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Easily and Painlessly at Island Retina

Diabetes, affecting 1 in 10 Americans, increases the risks for visual impairment from serious eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy. Regular eye exams are critical in identifying eye disease and saving eyesight, yet 60% of Americans with diabetes skip vision-saving exams. Island Retina, LKC...

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Are Eye Floaters Normal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Published December 18, 2019 9057 Views

Are Eye Floaters Normal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you seeing black or gray spots and specks in your vision? These are most commonly known as eye floaters. Varying in shape and size, you may see a single floater or many. They seem to drift about and dart away when attempting to see them directly. Floaters may be more prevalent in one eye tha...

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Island Retina Recognized as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence

Published November 12, 2019 1255 Views

Island Retina Recognized as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence

The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) has recognized Island Retina as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence. Striving to help patients locate outstanding treatment facilities in their area, the MDA recognizes outstanding practices dedicated to exceptional care, innovative treatment...

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Published November 10, 2019 1666 Views

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pound of Prevention Is Worth an Ounce of Cure Diabetic eye disease—specifically diabetic retinopathy— is a worldwide epidemic, and one that hits close to home at Island Retina. With diabetes on the rise, we’re seeing more and more microvascular compli...

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A New Treatment for Wet AMD

Published November 8, 2019 1729 Views

A New Treatment for Wet AMD

A new Novartis drug, Beovu (brolucizumab), has just been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Most common in people 50 and older, it is estimated that 11 million people suffer from age-related macular degeneration. Wet AMD diagnoses make up 10%-15...

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Dr. Pamela Weber - Castle Connolly's Top Doctor Award

Published July 31, 2019 1838 Views

Dr. Pamela Weber - Castle Connolly's Top Doctor Award

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Dr. Pamela Weber was selected as a Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in the field of ophthalmology!   For over 20 years, Castle Connolly is committed to recognizing excellence in the field of medicine.  The Castle Connolly Top Doctor aw...

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Don't Delay Treating Cataracts

Published July 8, 2019 2054 Views

Don't Delay Treating Cataracts

Cataracts is a condition that many people associate with old age, but for many, the symptoms begin decades earlier.  More than 90% of the population will develop cataracts by the time they are 65.  People with diabetes, other eye diseases or those who heavily rely on steroid medications ca...

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