What is "lazy eye"?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 23. August 2013 10:53
What is "lazy eye"? Many of our patients will refer to lazy eye as a condition when the eyes are not straight. The two medical terms which best describe the condition are strabismus and amblyopia. Children often appear to have "crossed eyes" when they are young.  Strabismus refers to the m... [More]

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Getting an Eye Exam

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 2. August 2013 11:06
Who needs an eye exam and how often?   There is no absolute answer to this question.I believe most eye physicians will answer the question differently.  A good way to approachthe situation is based on risk.  This is the question I ask myself: what patients are more likelyto have ... [More]

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Who can where contact lenses?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 5. July 2013 10:06
Can anyone wear contact lenses?   Actually,  many patients who need correction for improvement in their distance vision can wear contacts.  However,  some patients may not be eligible to wear them depending on the shape or condition of their eyes. Most physicians like t... [More]

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Iritis

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 21. June 2013 09:58
What is iritis?  Many patients present with symptoms of light sensitivity, pain and tearing along with redness. This may occur in one eye or both at the same time.  It is often mistaken for conjunctivitis.  The iris is the colored part of the eye which has a muscle to adjust the size ... [More]

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Floaters in your eye

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 7. June 2013 11:00
What are floaters?   Many patients complain of varying particles or debris which appear in their vision. These typically occur one eye at a time.  Patients report debris which may look like a black dot, a strand of hair, an amoeba, or even "lint".   Some of our patients will... [More]

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Blepharitis

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 24. May 2013 10:17
Blepharitis is a very common condition among patients.   Many patients will note "matter" on their eyelashes or debris in the corner of their eyes.  You may notice this particularly in the morning.  Patients always ask why they are getting this problem.   Some patients ... [More]

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Macular Degeneration

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 10. May 2013 10:15
Macular Degeneration is one of the most common eye conditions in our population as we age. It can be very significant since the central vision often is compromised resulting in decreased activities such as reading, computer work, watching television and driving a car.  Since most patients areov... [More]

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Understanding Conjunctivitis

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 3. May 2013 09:27
Conjunctivitis is very common in adults and kids.  Interestingly,  most patients who have a red eye think they have the contagious form of conjunctivitis.  Actually,  conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane (conjunctiva) which overlies the white part of the eye which is... [More]

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Understanding Cataracts

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 15. March 2013 09:00
Cataracts are one of the most common problems patients experience as they grow older.  At the time of surgery, patients also have more options in lens selections which may improve their vision at different distances. A cataract is a cloudy lens.  The natural lens is suspended in the eye ju... [More]

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Diabetes and Eye Disease

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 8. March 2013 09:33
Diabetes is one of the most common problems we face as a society. It has many impacts on the eye as well. As we know, diabetes can present with many or no symptoms including excessive thirst, urination or hunger. Unfortunately, some patients have no symptoms and the disease may go undetected for a l... [More]

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