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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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Protect your vision from Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy) – Early Detection Can Save Your Vision

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease among diabetics. It is also the leading cause of blindness in American adults. This disease occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged and usually occurs in both eyes. The most common symptom of diabetic retinopathy is slight changes in vision. Over time, the condition can …

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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. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) offers ocular allergy testing to help patients …

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

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 …

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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

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island 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 …

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4 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Diabetic Eye Diseases

Everyone should do what they can to protect their eyes but this is especially important for diabetic patients. Diabetic patients are at higher risk for developing certain eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts. When your blood sugar gets too high it can lead to things like blurry vision and retinopathy. Diabetes is the leading …

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