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Get the Facts about Cataracts

Though cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, myths persist about their cause and treatment. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. “Cataracts are not preventable, but they are treatable,” said Richard […]


Diabetes and Eye Disease

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Although glucose is an important source of energy for the body’s cells, too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the heart, […]


Computer Use and Eyestrain

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes […]


American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns Consumers about the Dangers of Eyelash Extensions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions consumers about the dangers of cosmetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them to eyelids. Specific dangers of using these extensions include: •Infection of the cornea; •Infection of the eyelid; •Swelling of the eyelid; and •Permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes. A 2013 article published in Consumer […]





Associates in Ophthalmology Now Offers Laser Cataract Surgery with Catalys

Associates in Ophthalmology is proud to be one of the first medical offices in NJ to offer laser cataract surgery with the Catalys® Precision Laser System. Catalys® presents a new standard in precision cataract surgery, providing a highly customized, gentle cataract procedure which offers precision not previously possible with other manual techniques. What is Catalys®? […]


The Hidden Risk for Skiers and Snowboarders

Most of us remember to wear eye protection and sunscreen in the summer, but we probably don’t think about it as much during the winter months, even though studies show that sun exposure — regardless of season — may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and growths on the eye, including […]



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