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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


GLAUCOMA—WHAT SHOULD MY DOCTOR MEASURE AND HOW OFTEN

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


DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

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


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


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