What is Demodex?

From The Eye Depot Demodex blepharitis is a common source of eyelid inflammation and ocular irritation. It is caused by the demodex mite. The presence of demodex increases with age making them present in the vast majority of people over 70 years of age. While most people have demodex living on their eyelid skin andContinue reading “What is Demodex?”

Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery

It is very common to see corneal edema (swelling) after cataract surgery. This can cause blurry vision and discomfort, but usually resolves in 1 week, without additional medications or intervention. It is important to stay on prescribed eye drops! If the cornea does not clear up, then you may need Muro 128 eye drops orContinue reading “Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery”

How to Prevent Macular Degeneration

Dear Friends:    In our practice, we focus on early prevention and screening for glaucoma. But did you know that macular degeneration is much more prevalent than glaucoma? We have advanced diagnostic technology, such as fundus photography and OCT testing, as well as MPOD testing to assess your risk for and presence of macular degenerationContinue reading “How to Prevent Macular Degeneration”

Happy Father’s Day!

Dear Friends:    Happy Father’s Day!   A shoutout to all the Dads out there who do so much to enrich and bless our lives!   Recently, I received a vase of flowers and a kind note from a patient:   “I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful service you have provided me.  I am pleased with my glassesContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”

How to Treat Small Corneal Abrasions

Patient presented with eye watering, pain, and burning, which occurred after taking out contact lens. Small corneal abrasions without significant loss of epithelial tissue generally heal quickly. A bandage contact lens is more effective with pain management than opioids and dilation. Topical antibiotics every 4 hours. Ocuflox, moxifloxacin, Polytrim are good choices. Artificial tears everyContinue reading “How to Treat Small Corneal Abrasions”

Los Alamos Chamberfest Virtual Street Fair

SHOP, SNAP & SHARE Tuesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 5 SHOP – @ Chamber businesses or restaurant or shop online SNAP – a selfie showing the business or the logo while there SHARE – post your photos with the hashtag #LosAlamosChamberFest

7 Facts about Blue Light

It’s everywhere, from sunlight to digital display screens. Your eyes are not very good at blocking it. It contributes to digital eye strain. Some exposure to it is essential for good health. The sky looks blue because of it. It may increase the risk of macular degeneration and permanent vision loss. If you’ve had cataractContinue reading “7 Facts about Blue Light”

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

If you have a cataract that is negatively impacting your vision and ability to do your daily activities such as driving and reading, you will be referred out for cataract surgery. Most of the time is spent in preparation: you eyes will be dilated a few times and local anesthesia applied. The procedure itself takesContinue reading “What Happens During Cataract Surgery?”

Trivex vs Polycarbonate

Trivex is a lens option worth paying extra for! LANL Davis offers trivex for $55. Why? from Lens Materials are Changing: They have a fun history. Trivex was originally used in helicopter windshields for the military. They have an incredible ABBE value. 45! Especially when you consider polycarbonate has an ABBE value of 32. Translation:Continue reading “Trivex vs Polycarbonate”

Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes

In our practice, we focus on early prevention and screening for glaucoma. But did you know that macular degeneration is much more prevalent than glaucoma? We have advanced diagnostic technology, such as fundus photography and OCT testing, as well as MPOD testing to assess your risk for and presence of macular degeneration (AMD). Family historyContinue reading “Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes”

What is the White Spot on my Eye?

Rarely, after lasik, a white spot on the eye forms, causing light sensitivity and discomfort. This represents inflammation which is associated with gram-positive bacteria, most likely Staphylococcus. It resolves within 1 week, with steroid and antibiotic eye drops, with minimal impact on vision.

LANL Safety and Computer Glasses

We are proud to offer a great selection and outstanding customer service with our safety and computer glasses program! We provide occupational and work glasses for LANL, Los Alamos County, Centerra Group, N3b, and other contractors. Our Wiley X frames are the most popular! $375 includes safety frame, clear polycarbonate lenses (single vision, bifocal, orContinue reading “LANL Safety and Computer Glasses”

Your Eyelids Can Cause Dry Eyes

Did you know that eyelids are the cause of almost 86% of dry eye conditions? That’s because you have tiny oil glands that line the margin of your eyelids, essential for proper tear production and function. When these glands don’t work, it causes decreased or poor quality tears. This results in the irritation, redness, andContinue reading “Your Eyelids Can Cause Dry Eyes”

Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery

There are 2 ways to created the incision during cataract surgery. Many surgeons, use sutureless clear corneal cataract incisions, because it offers advantages over the traditional sutured scleral tunnels and limbal incisions. Some of these benefits include lack of conjunctival trauma, less discomfort and bleeding, absence of suture-induced astigmatism, and faster visual rehabilitation. However, anContinue reading “Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery”

Why can’t I see?

If you have a cataract, that doesn’t always mean you need surgery. You may not even notice any change in your vision. Some people who have this condition see just fine if they wear prescription glasses, use a magnifying lens, or rely on brighter lighting. But as cataracts grow, they can cause more symptoms. YouContinue reading “Why can’t I see?”

ZEISS DriveSafe

Most drivers are exposed to difficult conditions that impact their vision, including driving in rain, snow, fog, and of course driving at night. For many, this can be a significant source of stress – in fact, over two thirds of adults report difficulty driving in these challenging visual conditions. ZEISS DriveSafe is an all-day lensContinue reading “ZEISS DriveSafe”