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A Less Myopic View of Myopia -- Increasing Incidence of Myopia in our Children

By editor
April 30, 2017

A Less Myopic View of Myopia Myopia (or near-sightedness) is a condition that is very common and its incidence is on the rise, world-wide.  In fact, it is a silent epidemic that few people are talking about. The health risks are underappreciated. Fifty years ago about 25% of young adults in the United States were ... read more


Ptosis (Droopy Eye Lid)

By editor
March 2, 2017

PTOSIS What is Ptosis (Toe-sis)? Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid.  A normal eyelid height varies among the population, but usually the upper eyelid rests at least 3 millimeters above the center of the pupil. A small degree of ptosis may not cause symptoms, but greater amounts can obstruct the vision and interfere with ... read more


Dr. Meskin Performs Connecticut's First Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) Procedures with FDA Approved Avedro Device

By editor
February 9, 2017

Normal Cornea vs. Keratoconus Cornea In April, 2016 Avedro of Waltham, Massachusetts received FDA Approval for its KXL® System for Corneal Cross-Linking and its riboflavin solutions (Photrexa® Viscous and Photrexa®) for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia.     Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea, which is the transparent structure in the ... read more


Is My Cataract "Ripe"?

By editor
January 2, 2017

50 years ago this was a common and important question for cataract patients and their ophthalmologist to address. The modern technology of how cataracts are now removed, how surgical wounds are constructed and sealed, and how intra—ocular lens implants (rather than thick “aphakic” spectacles) are the universal methods of visual rehabilitation all combine to make ... read more


Trouble Driving at Night.... Could it be a cataract!

By editor
November 10, 2016

Having trouble driving at night? If you are starting to feel uncomfortable driving at night or avoid it all together, then you may be developing a cataract. One of the first signs of a cataract is difficulty driving at night or glare. Other symptoms include blurring of your vision, decrease in detection of colors and ... read more


New Onset of Floaters & Flashes

By editor
October 10, 2016

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): Ocular findings, treatment and screening

By editor
August 23, 2016

The link between JIA and eye inflammation (uveitis) has been known for about a century. Unlike other forms of uveitis, the eye of an affected JIA patient is often normal appearing & does not appears inflamed. The insidious onset of ocular inflammation can result in significant problems if diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Uveitis refers ... read more


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