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REFRACTION--What is it.....and Do I need one?

By editor
May 2, 2019

On the day that you present for your eye examination, especially if it is your "annual examination" you will likely be asked if you want a "refraction". That can be a puzzling question and can even cause some patients to panic. It might not even be a fair question because you  are most accustomed to  ... read more


Do I have allergies or dry eye?

By editor
April 12, 2019

  Spring is upon us. Ahhh....     Along with saying goodbye to the cold and snow, we welcome leaves back to the trees, green grasses, and beautiful blossoming flowers. To some allergy suffers, however, spring also means the return of itchy eyes, runny noses, and scratchy throats.  Many people present to their eye doctor seeking relief from allergy related eye ... read more


Amblyopia

By editor
March 4, 2019

What is Amblyopia? Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes, which occurs during the development of vision during infancy and childhood. In the past, slang for amblyopia was “lazy eye,” but that terminology is not preferred today because “lazy” behavior does not describe the child’s visual development with amblyopia. For example, Figure 1 ... read more


A Team of Leading Eye Physicians and Surgeons Now In Westport

By editor
February 7, 2019

The team at Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC has provided expert and compassionate eye care services for the whole family for nearly 40 years! The practice made its roots in Milford and later expanded to Orange, Branford and Shelton. The group has only hired board certified surgeons from top training programs in the country who ... read more


Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

By editor
December 6, 2018

Central serous chorioretinopathy Troubled by sudden onset blurred central vision with distortion? Though there are numerous causes; Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is among the most common reasons for such symptoms to develop in patients 20-50 years of age. Other conditions often responsible for such symptoms in patients older than 50 include macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, ... read more


Halloween Eye Safety Tips for Children and Teens

By editor
October 29, 2018

Halloween Eye Safety Tips for Children and Teens: Keeping the Eye Doctor Away! Halloween is a fun time & let’s keep Halloween safe and fun for your family! We want you to avoid all eye injuries and remember for your children and teens:   Masks and Costumes should NOT block or obstruct your child’s vision ... read more


Eyelid Twitch: Is it serious or just an annoying problem?

By editor
July 17, 2018

Most people have experienced an episode of a twitching eyelid: either upper or lower or both. The twitch usually occurs suddenly and may last for just minutes or continue for days and rarely longer. It is annoying and may cause some anxiety, but is rarely associated with severe eye or neurological conditions.  The most common causes of ... read more


Is it dry eyes or allergies?  Learn How Allergy Skin Testing can Make the Diagnosis!

By editor
May 14, 2018

Allergic disease occurs in 30-50% of the population, while ocular symptoms can be present in up to 60% of allergic disease sufferers. Allergic eyes are often watery, red, irritated, dry and itchy. These symptoms are often found in patients suffering from dry eye syndrome. However the treatment of allergic eye irritation can be different than ... read more


What Type of Glaucoma Do I Have?

By editor
April 15, 2018

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting nearly 60 million people worldwide and leading to blindness in 8 million people.  Glaucoma awareness and understanding is important since many people go blind slowly without noticing until the very end.  It's equally important to distinguish the type of glaucoma that one has because the treatments are different. There ... read more


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


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