Signs of Hypertension in the Eye

Did you know that high blood pressure can show up in the eye? In acute, malignant cases, patients may experience eye pain, headaches, or reduced visual acuity[2]. In chronic cases, there may not be any symptoms. However, the complications of arteriosclerotic hypertensive changes will cause patients to present with the typical symptoms of vascular occlusionsContinue reading “Signs of Hypertension in the Eye”

Post surgical care

We provide post surgical care for cataract surgery! Complications after cataract surgery are rare, and most can be treated successfully. Cataract surgery risks include: Inflammation Infection Bleeding Swelling Drooping eyelid Dislocation of artificial lens Retinal detachment Glaucoma Secondary cataract Loss of vision Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease orContinue reading “Post surgical care”

Support Small Business!

Dear Friends:    It is truly devastating news that 14 businesses in our community will never open their doors again!  Not all of them were COVID-19 related, but the reality is, every “Mom & Pop” has experienced a 25% to 75% loss in revenues due to the lock down. This is unsustainable for the long term.Continue reading “Support Small Business!”

Hindsight is 20/20

Dear Friends:      2020 was the year that an invisible virus wrecked complete havoc on our lives and our country!   Amid chaos, sickness, and death, we have seen the strength, kindness, and resilience of our own community.  Due to nationwide and local lockdowns, there have been longer wait times than usual and significant delays inContinue reading “Hindsight is 20/20”

Now is the Time for an Eye Exam

Dear Friends:    Recently, I found high astigmatism in a 6 year old with no complaints or symptoms.  I prescribed glasses necessary to see clearly, just in time for school.  With Los Alamos Public Schools starting off with online learning, eye exams are essential for the well being and eye health of our kids! Check out myContinue reading “Now is the Time for an Eye Exam”

Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve in which the retinal ganglion cells are damaged, retinal nerve fiber layer get thinner, and your peripheral vision is affected. The vast majority of glaucoma patients will not experience severe vision loss, and the condition progresses very slowly. Lowering eye pressure by 20% with eye drops decreasesContinue reading “Glaucoma Management”