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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Red, Itchy Eyes? Is It Dry Eye or Allergies?

May 30th, 2017

Allergens such as pollen, dust, and pet dander can cause your eyes to become red, itchy, and swollen. Ocular allergies may affect up to 20% of the general population, or 80 million Americans. For those suffering from allergies, relief is in sight. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) offers ocular allergy testing to help patients… Read More


OCLI Answers your Questions: Astigmatism

May 23rd, 2017

Q: I know I need cataract surgery but I have astigmatism (a·stig·ma·tism) in both eyes. Does this mean that I’m not a candidate for the procedure?   A: This is a great question, but with modern technology, this problem is a non-issue! Cataract surgery has advanced in a way that several options are now available… Read More


4 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Glaucoma

May 17th, 2017

Glaucoma causes increased pressure in the eye to damage the optic nerve. It causes progressive damage to the eye and is one of the biggest causes of vision loss in the world. In spite of this, many people are unfamiliar with glaucoma and don’t understand how serious it can be. Our main purpose in sharing… Read More


Ronald Caronia, MD, Implants The First XEN® Gel Stent To Treat Glaucoma on Long Island

May 2nd, 2017

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) is proud to announce that well respected glaucoma and laser cataract surgeon Ronald Caronia, MD, has performed the first XEN® Gel Stent procedure on Long Island. This minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) was performed at Island Eye SurgiCenter.   The XEN® Gel Stent is a FDA-approved treatment for mild… Read More