Dr. Samantha Habhab, a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Specialists, is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. She sat down with local TV news station First Coast News to raise awareness about recent artificial tear drop FDA recalls for products including EzriCare Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears. As of April 6,
If you’re experiencing stinging, irritated or burning eyes, it’s imperative to identify the cause and find relief. Often, treatment can be as simple as over-the-counter, preservative-free eyedrops, but in some cases, ongoing medical treatment is needed. An overview of problems and causes should help you decide whether you need treatment from your eye care professional.
Summer is one of the best times of the year, as it usually brings vacations, outdoor festivals, and afternoons spent lounging at the pool. All of this fun in the sun means you need to protect yourself, and it’s not just sunburns you need to watch out for.
It is estimated that millions of people are affected by Dry Eye on a regular basis. This problematic eye condition affects people of all ages and genders, and it can occur at any time. It is worth noting, however, that women are slightly more likely to experience Dry Eye than men. By taking the time
Glaucoma is an eye condition that can rob you of your vision. It is the result of high pressure within your eye. More than 4 million people in the United States have glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, but only about half of them know it. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. The
In a recent study, the CDC found three common mistakes of contact lens care that can lead to serious eye infections. Michael Beach, director of CDC’s Healthy Water Program, said, “Contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction when worn and cared for as recommended. However, improper wear and care of contact
You may already know that dehydration can cause you to become seriously ill, but did you know that it could also affect the health of your eyes? How Dehydration Affects Your Body Water is a critical element of your body – every cell depends on getting enough fluids to survive. Dehydration robs your tissues and
Thousands of people each year have cataract surgery to correct a clouding of the lens inside the eye. Cataract surgery without eye drops is an approved change to the traditional procedure that passed in 2015, that can help patients avoid the inconvenience of using eye drops after their operations. Ophthalmologist Michael Kelly said many people