Category Archives: Patient Information

Fadi El Baba, MD, Retinal Specialist, is the Latest Doctor to Join OCLI

Welcome, Fadi El Baba, MD to the OCLI team of doctors. Dr. El Baba is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Retinal disorders. He will see patients exclusively in OCLI's East Setauket location beginning September 9th, 2019. Dr. El Baba joins OCLI after his impressive career which spans over 20 years …

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Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is selected to be the first cataract surgeon in the US to launch new FDA-approve surgical protocol to help enhance post-operative patient experience

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, has successfully performed the first Cataract Surgery in the United States, utilizing FDA approved DEXYCU™ (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) 9%, at Island Eye Surgicenter in Westbury, NY.  EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced yesterday that it has commercially launched DEXYCU 9% …

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Glaucoma – The Silent Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. This is a serious eye condition that shows no early warning signs or symptoms. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve becomes damaged and can result in blindness. Typically, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the pressure in the eye, is the usual cause of …

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4 Tips for Preserving Your Vision When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that can be hard to manage but doing so is essential for your long-term health. Diabetes poses serious health risks and can cause vision problems or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can damage the blood vessels in your retina which could result in blindness. Diabetes also increases your risk for developing other …

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Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and affect approximately 24 million American adults over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become …

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

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. OCLI offers ocular allergy testing to help patients suffering from allergies. The most …

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OCLI Answers your Questions: Astigmatism

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 …

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4 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Glaucoma

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 …

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OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions: What is Presbyopia?

What Do You Know About Presbyopia (pres·by·o·pi·a)? It’s a fact: everybody gets old. It seems turning 50 comes with a bouquet of black balloons, corny jokes and strange health complications. Our body begins to change…and sometimes it frustrates and betrays us. Your eyes are no exception. They age as your body ages and changes. A …

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OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions – I was diagnosed with Cataracts

OCLI is experienced in answering any questions our patients or potential patients may have. Whether you’re curious about preventative eye health, treatment options, or have specific concerns about a procedure, we’re more than happy to help. Below, we address a question about cataract diagnosis. Q: I have been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes. I lead …

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