Tag Archives: Eyes

5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes’ Eyes

SATURDAY, May 1, 2021 — As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says. Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, but 90% of emergency room visits for such injuries could be… Read More »

COVID-19 through the eyes of my kids

Living the surreal experience of the COVID-19 pandemic challenges us on multiple levels. As a physician, I feel the responsibility to understand the magnitude of the situation and implement the best measures to protect my patients, trainees, my family, and myself. I experience the fear of getting sick or losing a loved one and the… Read More »

How can diabetes damage eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes mellitus. The condition can lead to blindness if left untreated. Early blindness due to diabetic retinopathy DR is usually preventable with routine checks and effective management of the underlying diabetes. DR is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in… Read More »

What Causes Infant’s Eyes to Become Watery?

Your baby’s eyes are watery. What gives? What causes infants’ eyes to become watery? Your baby’s eyes could be watery for a variety of reasons.  Environmental factors may be causing watery eyes, including irritants like smoke, dust, pollen, dirt, or sand. If an irritant like dirt or sand has gotten into your baby’s eye, you… Read More »