eyecolor. Eye Color

A patient once joking asked if I could change her eyes to green.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  Well, I couldn’t change her eyes to green, but it is interesting to discuss eye color and how that color can change.

This week I’ll  discuss how the eye can be an indicator of disease elsewhere in the body  and focus on the eyelids and the position of the eye.

I have been asked to describe “no stitch, small incision” cataract surgery. First, it is important to understand that almost all cataract surgery is performed using the no stitch, small incision technique.  A brief history of cataract surgery is helpful to understand the advantages of this technique.

This week’s topic is eyelashes.  Why do we have them? Do we ever lose them?  Can you have too many?  Can they affect vision?  Can they harm the eyes? 

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season.  With all of the great feasts prepared for this time of year, it’s a good time to discuss ocular nutrition.

Lasers have many uses in the treatment of eye disease and vision correction.

Providing eye care requires a team approach.  This week I will describe the different parts of the eye care team - the people who care for your eyes.  

I have been asked if the eye can be transplanted.  The short answer is no.  However, parts of the eye can be transplanted.  This week we’ll explore cornea transplants.

Today I spent some time working with the wiring in my home.  I quickly realized what a complicated and dangerous situation I got myself into.  It’s a good thing that our maker made the wiring of the eyes much simpler and reliable.  However, even our wiring system can run into problems.  

This week’s topic covers the subject of dry eye.  This is a very common problem with many different causes.