Is a Drug Treatment for Cataracts on the Horizon?
Live long enough, and you will probably develop cataracts. Right now, surgery is the only treatment for cataracts. The most common surgical procedure worldwide, cataract surgery consists of removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. However, drug treatment for this clouding of the lens is on the horizon. As cataracts most […]
5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cornea
The front of the eye contains a clear “window” of tissue called the cornea. Your cornea is responsible for protecting the surface of the eye, keeping dirt and germs out. It also plays a large role in helping the eye focus. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses some other interesting facts about the cornea.
Can a Diabetes Drug Protect You from Glaucoma?
What is Glaucoma? Scientists have identified several risk factors for glaucoma, including age, ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions. Specifically, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop glaucoma. That is why the doctors at Mittleman Eye are excited to learn of new research showing that a popular type of diabetes medication may […]
Smartphone Use Increases Teens’ Risk for Nearsightedness
For as omnipresent as technology is in modern life, we are only just beginning to understand the kind of impact digital devices have on our health. The doctors at Mittleman Eye have been especially interested to learn more about the effects that screentime may have on the eyes. We want to highlight one recent study […]
How to Choose Contact Lenses That Fit Your Lifestyle in West Palm Beach & Jupiter FL
If you have recently decided to start wearing contact lenses, you may have some trouble deciding which type of contacts to use. Contact lenses come in two main types: soft (disposable) and RGP (rigid gas permeable). The vision team at Mittleman Eye would like to assist you in making an informed decision that is right […]
Decreased Risk of Dementia with Cataract Surgery
By now, most people are aware that cataract surgery is a highly successful way to improve hazy vision. Performed regularly at Mittleman Eye, this straightforward procedure involves removing the eye’s natural lens that has been clouded with cataracts and replacing it with an IOL (intraocular lens). What experts are only just discovering, however, is that […]
Can You Prevent Retinal Detachment?
Retinal detachment affects approximately one in 300 people at some point in their lifetime. Given that retinal detachment can cause blindness, it is understandable that people are curious what they can do to prevent this serious condition. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent retinal detachment, per se. However, the team of doctors at Mittleman […]
Vuity Drops for Presbyopia: Now Available at Mittleman Eye
Around middle age, most people notice that their near vision gets progressively blurrier. By the age of 55, nearly 80% of people will suffer from age-related farsightedness, a condition better known as presbyopia. Fortunately, Mittleman Eye now offers Vuity, the first and only FDA-approved medicated eyedrop aimed at treating presbyopia. To learn more about this […]
Common Corneal Problems to Look Out For
The transparent dome that serves as the outermost layer of the eye is known as the cornea. The cornea has the important job of focusing the light that enters the eye so that the brain can interpret what the eyes are seeing. It also blocks out ultraviolet rays and prevents foreign particles (like dust) from […]
How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Examination?
Regular eye examinations play a crucial role in maintaining good vision and ocular health. At Mittleman Eye, we recommend adults come in for a comprehensive eye exam once a year, but your age and overall health status could require additional visits. Our eye doctors may advise you to come in more often depending on your […]