eye emergency

What Are Eye Flashes?

by Russ Lazarus February 14, 2021

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? When eye flashes appear out […]

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What Is a Macular Hole?

by Devora Kramer February 3, 2021

Macular holes affect up to 4 in 1,000 people above the age of 55.  A macular hole is a small tear in the center of […]

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Eye Protection at Home

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Ninety percent of eye injuries can be prevented with appropriate eye protection. Many people perform their daily chores without even thinking about the risk of […]

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Eye Injuries: Are All Toys Safe for Children?

by Russ Lazarus December 6, 2020

An estimated 11,000 toy-related eye injuries occur in the United States, each year. When purchasing toys for your children keep in mind that many toys […]

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Eye Emergency: Hand Sanitizer in Your Eye

by Russ Lazarus November 16, 2020

One of the best ways to protect yourself from catching a virus is to frequently disinfect your hands. Washing your hands with warm water and […]

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Corneal Ulcers (Keratitis)

by Russ Lazarus November 12, 2020

What is a corneal ulcer? The cornea is the translucent, outermost layer of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The cornea plays a […]

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What Is a Corneal Abrasion?

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Corneal abrasions (scratches) account for approximately 1.5 percent of eye injuries each year.  The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of the eye that is […]

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What to Do for a Black Eye

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

What is a black eye? A black eye is medically termed a periorbital hematoma, or a collection of blood (hematoma) located in the tissues around […]

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