Contact Lenses Cause a Scar

Did you know that if you over-wear your contact lenses and develop a bacterial infection, a corneal scar can develop?    This can permanently affect your vision.

What Shiny Yellow Spots Can Mean

By Dr. Yvonne Alomia Recently, I saw a 16 year old girl for a routine eye examination.  Last exam had been 2-3 years ago.   Her medical history was negative for everything.  Picture of her right eye’s retina is above.   Blood work by primary care physician shows she has HIGH LIVER ENZYMES but they don’tContinue reading “What Shiny Yellow Spots Can Mean”

When an Eye Exam Uncovers a Tumor

Did you know that an eye exam can uncover a serious medical condition that requires immediate treatment?   I had a patient come in for his annual exam, reporting that his vision had been gradually getting worse. Peripheral vision testing uncovered a defect in both eyes, which is usually caused by a mass compressing the opticContinue reading “When an Eye Exam Uncovers a Tumor”

Contact Lens Overwear

Many enjoy the convenience and vision of contact lens wear.   However, contact lenses can cause lack of adequate oxygen to the cornea.    Symptoms include light sensitivity, tearing, feeling sand in your eyes, and blurred vision.   Contact lens overwear can cause abnormal blood vessels, shown below, onto the cornea, as well as abnormal corneal cells’ sizeContinue reading “Contact Lens Overwear”