Entries by The Eye Associates

Blue-U Light Therapy Treatment for AKs

The Blu-U Treatment is a convenient and effective way to treat pre-cancerous AKs (actinic keratosis). It is less invasive than previous treatments and with much less down time. Aks are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. More then 10 million Americans…

Remember the ABCDEs of Melanoma!

(A)Asymmetry: One half of the area does not match the other half. (B)Border: The edges are uneven or ragged. (C)Color: The color is not the same all over and may have more than one shade or color present. (D)Diameter: The size is larger than a pencil eraser (6 millimeters). (E)Evolving: Changing If you are worried…

Important New UV Protection For Your Eyes

Because of the vast research on UV and its harmful effects of skin cancer, we are hyper-sensitive about protecting our skin. But are you taking those same precautions with your eyes? Studies show that only 1 out of 4 people consistently wear sunglasses with UV 400 protection. No matter what weather conditions are, cloudy or…

6 Warning Signs of a Serious Eye Problem

Do you know when an eye problem requires prompt attention? Some eye issues can be scary, so if you or a loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, I urge you to act quickly. Saving your vision might be at stake. 1) A sudden decrease in vision in one eye… Retinal problems, including a…

Have You Heard of Serum Tears for Dry Eye Treatment?

By Dr. David Rubin If you have chronic dry eyes, you know the discomfort and the stress associated with this eye condition. Because of aging, or because of medication, or because of some diseases like Sjogren’s, but mostly for unknown reasons, almost 5 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye Disease. You may have tried over-the-counter…

Nail Problems

Nail problems make up about 10 percent of all dermatological conditions, and can signal health problems. Nail problems usually increase throughout life and affect a high number of senior citizens. Fungal infections cause about half of all nail disorders and are more common in toenails. Even though rare, melanomas can grow under the nail and…

Some Important Considerations Before Having LASIK

Some important considerations when about having LASIK: Make sure you are examined by your surgeon BEFORE LASIK surgery. It’s important for you to get all your questions answered by the person that is going to be performing your surgery. Ask the surgeon about his/her enhancement rate. It is important to know the skill level of…

What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia, often called ‘lazy eye’ and occurs when the eyes are turned or when one eye has a much different prescription than the other. The brain will “shut off” the image from the turned in or blurry eye. When left untreated, amblyopia can stunt the visual development of the affected eye, resulting in permanent vision…

Acne in Adults

You thought you were long over the teen days of having to worry about acne. Well think again. Adult acne usually begins with “blackheads”. Blackheads may look like dirt, but they’re actually the result of oil and dead cells getting trapped in a pore where they block the duct and mix with bacteria. They then…