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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


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


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