We work hard to deliver exceptional patient care and customer service! One of our patients showed their appreciation through a kind note, which really made my day. This greatly motivates me to keep our patients the focus of all we do and take great pride in the difference we can make in people’s lives. ThankContinue reading “A Kind Note Makes My Day!”
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The Optovue RTVue is an ultra-high speed, high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) retina scanner used for retina imaging and analysis. It is based on the next generation Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence technology just emerging from clinical research in the last two years. The ultra-high speed and high resolution features enable the FD-OCT to visualize theContinue reading “Optovue RTVue”
Thank You for 25 Years!
Dear Friends: I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving: a time for food, family, friends and to recount the blessings of the past year. Despite the challenges and hardships, there are still many reasons to be thankful! In 2021, we have fully recovered the losses of 2020 due to lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions! Being forcedContinue reading “Thank You for 25 Years!”
Normal Aging or Glaucoma?
As we get older, we lose 7000 retinal ganglion axons/year for 40% lost over a lifetime. This is .5% of your visual function lost every year! Thinning of retinal nerve fiber layer surrounding our optic nerve and in the macula/retina is like thinning hair and receding gums with age. In glaucoma, these ganglion cells areContinue reading “Normal Aging or Glaucoma?”
Eyedrops for Dry Eye
from Mayo Clinic: Dry Eyes Diagnosis and Treatment The attached photo shows the eye with a special dye, fluorescein, which is a test to determine the quality of your tears. The staining pattern indicates severe dry eye, which needs aggressive treatment. Prescription medications used to treat dry eyes include: Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation. Inflammation alongContinue reading “Eyedrops for Dry Eye”
VSP Premier Provider
We are proud to be a VSP Premier provider in Los Alamos, NM! As a VSP member, you will receive maximum benefits for your plan. Finding the right eye care provider is important to maintaining your eye health and overall wellness. All VSP® network eye doctors are well versed in vision care and meet national credentialing requirements.Continue reading “VSP Premier Provider”
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?”
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”
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”
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids that causes red, swollen eyelids and crusty eyelashes. We used to tell people to use baby shampoo, but now, there are far better ways to manage: Ocusoft lid sprays and scrubs; heat mask; in office thermal heat treatment!