AMD Macular Degeneration Low Vision Awareness Month

Published February 12, 2024 72 Views

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, dedicated to shedding light on vision-related challenges. In this article, we focus on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and how understanding its intricacies can empower those affected. At Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY (VRCNY), our mission is to provid...

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National Eye Care Month: It's important to Realize how important your eyes are!

Published January 29, 2024 109 Views

Our eyes are a vital part of our lives, yet many of us tend to overlook their care. During National Eye Care Month, let’s take some measures to look after our eyes. And while January is a great month to start a new healthy habit, we can make eye health a priority all year long! Here are some tips...

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Eye Safety and Holiday Champagne

Published December 18, 2023 465 Views

Did you know a champagne cork can fly out of the bottle at a speed of up to 50 miles per hour? That is fast enough to break glass and or cause severe eye injuries. If the cork hits the eye, it can lead to bleeding, abrasions,  glaucoma, and even a retinal tear or retinal detachment. If you wa...

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54th Annual Education Program of the OPS

Published November 17, 2023 423 Views

VRC's Imaging Specialist James Soque, CRA, OCT-C, COA, FOPS was one of the distinguished lectures for the 54th Annual Educational Program of the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society, held at the Westin St Francis Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco, CA. On November 3,4,5, 2023, members of the Ophthalmic...

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2023 Fresh Fall Food and Eye Health

Published October 30, 2023 391 Views

Properly caring for your eyes is essential, as they play a crucial role in your daily life, work, and activities. It's easy to take your 20/20 vision for granted and assume that you'll always have perfect eyesight, but your genetics and lifestyle habits have a significant impact on your eye health....

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New Ophthalmic Scribes

Published October 16, 2023 359 Views

Dr. Weber has Ophthalmic Scribes in her practice, a new role for us at VRC-Island Retina and one we are proud to promote!  This segment is being highlight to help educate you on who the Ophthalmic Scribe is and how important this role is for the practice.  You will see an Ophthalmic Scribe sha...

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World Sight Day

Published October 12, 2023 458 Views

This World Sight Day, our focus is on helping people understand the importance of protecting their vision in the workplace, including your home office. As more and more people work remotely, it is essential to ensure that your home office is designed to provide adequate care and protection for yo...

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New State-of-the-Art Retina Research Center

Published August 14, 2023 896 Views

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Retina Research Center in Westbury, New York. As the largest participants in Retina Research in the Tri-State area, the center will provide patients with Retina and Macular problems access to the latest advancements and treatments. With a dedicated tea...

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New York’s Premier Retina Practice Welcomes Top Retina Specialist

Published June 15, 2023 1412 Views

Island Retina’s Pamela Ann Weber, MD has joined Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY    Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY (VRC) has just announced that Dr. Pamela Ann Weber of Island Retina, an award-winning retina specialist and surgeon, has joined their retina practice. Dr. Weber is a m...

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Work Environment and Eye Strain

Published June 15, 2023 682 Views

Companies are now requiring people to leave their work-from-home environments and return to their offices.  Many people have found that they had a healthy setup with good lighting, the ability to get some fresh air, and a choice of workspace. In the office, we can’t control the light, our environmen...

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31 May is World No Tobacco Day

Published May 30, 2023 639 Views

31 May is known worldwide as World No Tobacco Day. It was created in 1987 by the World Health Organization to draw global attention to the health issue connected to the tobacco epidemic. As part of this annual observance, the public is made aware of the dangers of tobacco use. In addition to smok...

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Low Vision Features Built Into Your Phone

Published February 27, 2023 1486 Views

Smartphones are technological miracles that have revolutionized our lives. For many, it organizes their lives, plays their favorite videos, is their camera, and is their main source of music. Did you know that low-vision users can take advantage of a host of features built-in? Check out what is o...

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February is AMD Awareness Month

February is AMD Awareness Month

Published February 1, 2023 709 Views

FEBRUARY IS AMD AWARENESS MONTH   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a growing issue, not only in the USA but around the world. If you are of  European descent you have a higher risk of being affected by AMD. Today, AMD is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindne...

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Super Bowl Article

Published January 1, 2023 1521 Views

 

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TailGate

Published December 15, 2022 1194 Views

 

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What are the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy?

Published November 28, 2022 1206 Views

 

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Published November 7, 2022 1216 Views

 

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Monkeypox: Your Questions Answered

Published October 20, 2022 942 Views

 

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Pumpkin Recipes

Published October 13, 2022 1014 Views

 

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Highlights from the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2022

Published October 12, 2022 623 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  practice to help us provi...

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Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society’s Webinar Wednesday

Published September 21, 2022 857 Views

 

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Woman’s Vision and High Blood Pressure

Published September 15, 2022 738 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 938 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 1041 Views

 

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Why do women have more eye issues than men?

Published May 23, 2022 2606 Views

 

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

Published April 4, 2022 2250 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 1493 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 school cl...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Published February 9, 2022 1338 Views

 

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Published November 22, 2021 2177 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 tight control of...

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

Published May 27, 2020 6986 Views

 

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