Intermittent Fasting (Skipping Meals) May Reduce Your Risk for AMD
Age-related macular degeneration occurs when aging causes damage to the macula, resulting in a loss of central vision. The macula is part of the retina, which is tissue located at the back of the eye. The macula controls your straight-ahead vision. Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive disease which means that it will get worse […]
Mittleman Eye Voted Best of Palm Beach County!
We are so excited to have WON Best Ophthalmologist, Best Optometrist, Best Place to Work, Best Boss, and Best Green/Eco-Friendly Business five years in a row since 2019 at The Palm Beach Post’s ‘Best of Palm Beach County’ awards! We thank every one of you that took the time to nominate and vote for us. We’re […]
The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery Over the Traditional Procedure
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Patients suffering from cataracts can have them removed via cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. Removing the eye’s natural lens permanently removes the […]
Comprehensive Eye Exams Can “Save Your Vision” By Catching Eye Disease Early
March is a time when optometrists and ophthalmologists celebrate Save Your Vision Month. It’s also a time when patients are encouraged to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Common eye diseases can lead to vision loss and even blindness. However, early treatment can often help to slow down or even prevent disease progression. Here, the vision […]
Eyelid Surgery for Ptosis Restores Your Field of Vision and Restful Appearance
Severely drooping eyelids affect your field of vision but there are also cosmetic concerns. Such drooping of the upper eyelid, formally known as ptosis, makes you look older and tired. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses how eyelid surgery for ptosis both restores your field of vision and makes you appear more rested.
How Keratoconus Progression May Affect Your Quality of Life
While keratoconus does not usually lead to total vision loss, those with this condition are often considered legally blind. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses how keratoconus may affect your quality of life.
Answers To the 3 Most Popular Questions About Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes can wreak havoc on different parts of the body, and the eyes are no exception. Usually affecting both eyes, diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the retina’s blood vessels. The effects include swelling and leaking that can blur vision. Although new blood vessels may grow, these blood vessels are abnormal and may cause additional vision […]
When to Worry About Eye Floaters and How to Reduce Them
Those squiggly lines and specks in your field of vision are often a nuisance and not cause for concern. However, there are times when these black or gray strings and cobwebs are warning signs of an eye injury or condition that needs medical attention by an ophthalmologist. At Mittleman Eye in Palm Beach and Jupiter, […]
Can Glaucoma Treatment Prevent Blindness? Preserving Your Remaining Vision
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes abnormally high eye pressure and damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a crucial part of your vision as it sends messages to your brain to turn into images. Glaucoma tends to affect the side or peripheral vision first, damaging your eyesight before you know […]
Why is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Linked to Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that deals with the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of each eye. At the center of the retina is the macula, a tiny but mighty area responsible for central vision and seeing fine details. AMD damages this area.