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Help with Applying Eye Drops and Ointments

By editor
February 12, 2018

Most people find applying eye drops or ointments challenging. Here are some tips and devices that you may find helpful.* (see disclaimer below) How to Place Medications in Your Eye- Standard Technique Always wash your hands prior to applying your eye medications. Eye drops and ointments should be placed in the eye without pressing on, ... read more

My Child’s Eyes Are Not Straight

By editor
January 21, 2018

Early detection of eye problems in children is critical for normal visual development. The first few years of life are very important for both monocular (one eye) acuity and binocular (two eyes working together) acuity. Delay in detection of eye problems in children can have lasting negative effects on their vision so it is key ... read more

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking - Informational Video

By editor
December 5, 2017

Blog posted by Dr. Seth Meskin, a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained corneal specialist. For more information on keratoconus or crosslinking, or any of the services we offer, please contact us 203-878-1236 at any of our 4 offices in Milford, Orange, Branford, or Shelton. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.... read more

Eyelid Lumps and Bumps

By editor
November 4, 2017

Eyelid Lesions Due to the thinness and complexity of the tissues that make up the eyelids, growths (lesions) of the eyelids are relatively common.  Fortunately, a majority of the growths (>80%) are benign, but those that are malignant need to be removed in a timely fashion in order to prevent permanent damage to the eyelid, ... read more

How Scleral Contact Lenses Changed My Life - Patient Testimonials

By editor
September 16, 2017

I was diagnosed with keratoconus later in life. Originally my ophthalmologist prescribed gas permeated contact lenses that, given the size of my hands and fingers were impossible to insert properly. In a short time, I became frustrated and simply stopped trying. I lived with this condition for several years until it became unmanageable. I went ... read more

Scleral Contact Lenses At Eye Physicians and Surgeons

By editor
August 29, 2017

What is a scleral lens? A scleral lens, also known as an ocular surface prosthesis, was first created in the 1880s and resurfaced with larger diameters and more oxygenated material in 2008.  Unlike a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens that sits directly on the cornea (clear portion of the eye), scleral lenses are a larger ... read more

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)→ A New Frontier in Glaucoma

By editor
August 2, 2017

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and affects more than 3 million Americans. Initial glaucoma treatment consists of eye drops to the lower intraocular pressure (IOP) or a laser procedure called Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). Unfortunately, in many glaucoma patients, these therapies are not enough.  Traditionally, glaucoma surgeons then proceed to a ... read more


By editor
July 20, 2017

Patients with elevated intra—ocular pressures are at risk to develop glaucoma. There are many types of glaucoma and just as many subtleties when it comes to making absolute statements about glaucoma. As a starting point we will only cover the most common type of glaucoma, chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG) and its warning sign or ... read more


By editor
June 12, 2017

One in ten people in the US currently has diabetes and the incidence is growing such that the CDC projects that as many as one in three people in the US may have diabetes in 2050!  As such, the prevalence of Diabetic eye disease is likely to increase.  Diabetes can impact the eye by increasing ... read more

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

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