Dry Eye

In addition to blepharitis, dryness of the eyes is one of the most common problems I see. Dryness falls into two categories- vision threatening where scar tissue blocks vision and must be vigorously treated, or annoying where treatment is only needed to control inconvenient symptoms. In my practice the former is extremely rare but the latter is extremely common. Patient… More →

Blepharitis

I started this blog with pink eye, because pink eye is what everyone knows- and think they have. The reality is blepharitis is by far the most common cause of conjunctivitis. I see several patients every day with blepharitis. Blepharitis is caused by a build up of the normal bacteria on the eyelashes. When these bacteria reach a critical level,… More →

“Pink Eye”

I see many patients who come into the office confident ¬†they have pink eye. Usually they don’t. Pink eye is just one of many forms of conjunctivitis- inflammation of the surface of the eye. Conjunctivitis is like saying you have a dog, but doesn’t tell you whether it is a poodle, cocker spaniel, etc. Pink eye is just one kind… More →