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

June 13th, 2017

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… Read More

Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June 6th, 2017

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… Read More

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

OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions: What is Presbyopia?

April 25th, 2017

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… Read More

OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions – I was diagnosed with Cataracts

April 18th, 2017

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… Read More

4 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Diabetic Eye Diseases

April 12th, 2017

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… Read More

The Quick Cheat Sheet to Cataracts

March 7th, 2017

For many people cataracts are an inevitable part of aging. If you don’t develop cataracts yourself, you will likely know someone in your family or circle of friends that will suffer from this form of vision loss. For those who want to be armed with info for themselves or to support a loved one, this… Read More