Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society’s Webinar Wednesday

Published September 21, 2022 140 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 147 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 358 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 530 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 1317 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 1168 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 874 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 698 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 1494 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 6105 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 5704 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 5999 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 4185 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 8042 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 22935 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 2541 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 1293 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 7424 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 1121 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 1430 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 1586 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 1658 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 1848 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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Diabetic Retinopathy

Published May 28, 2019 1576 Views

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and estimated 5.4% of American’s over 40 suffer from the condition.   Diabetic retinopathy occurs when too much sugar in a person’s blood stream can lead to the blockage of the blood vessels that fuel t...

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Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Published April 19, 2019 1498 Views

Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

To say that women live busy lives is an understatement.  The demands of caring for children, investing in their marriage, combined with work and home demands leave little time for anything else.  While women may be good at taking care of others, they often neglect their own health and...

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Beware of the Blue Light

Published March 12, 2019 1912 Views

Beware of the Blue Light

From the moment you open your eyes, you rely on your vision 24/7, but how much time do you spend thinking about caring for your eyes?  Between staring at screens for work and for fun, sometimes at multiple screens at once, our eyes are working harder than ever. The average American spends se...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Published February 8, 2019 1538 Views

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in those over 65.   This disease affects the center of the retina, known as the macula which is the paper-thin tissue lining the back of the eye.  Th...

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Set your Sights on a Healthy NY

Published January 19, 2019 1384 Views

Set your Sights on a Healthy NY

January is the time when everyone is focusing on “new year, new you”.  The good news is that many of the classic health resolutions and goals can also directly benefit the health of your eyes.  We want to help you envision a healthier you. Here are some habits for you to incorp...

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Island Retina News Flash

Published December 16, 2018 1738 Views

Island Retina News Flash

Enrollment is now open for a new treatment for diabetic macular edema(DME)!  This is  important as diabetes affects 30,000,000 Americans and  DME affects at least 750,000. The new drug, may be superior to existing treatments,and may require much less frequent administration.The study...

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Vitrectomy 101

Published November 1, 2018 2219 Views

Vitrectomy 101

There are a variety of different ailments and issues that can impact your sight. Sometimes, to be able to correct a problem, surgery is required. Vitrectomy is a surgery that can correct a vision problem. What Does Vitrectomy Correct? The ability for us to see is enabled by light passing t...

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