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Dr. Habhab Explains Recent Eye Drop Recalls on First Coast
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Dr. Habhab Explains Recent Eye Drop Recalls on First Coast News

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,

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Dry Eye Information

Dr. Kimberly Riordan: Tips for Fall Eye Care

Dr. Kimberly Riordan was featured on News4Jax to review fall eye care tips. She explains the causes of fall dry eye, considerations for eye-safe Halloween costumes, and proper contact lens care. Watch the full interview here:

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A woman pushes her glasses off the bridge of her nose and rubs her eyes. She is seated at an outdoor cafe table working on her laptop
Eye Health

Why Do My Eyes Burn?

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.

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How to Protect Your Eyes During Summer

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.

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Glaucoma Information

Glaucoma Causes and Prevention

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

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2016 CDC Study Reveals Dangers of Improper Contact Lense Care | Florida Eye Specialists

2016 CDC Study Reveals Dangers of Improper Contact Lens Care

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

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Dry Eye Information

Hydration and Eye Health

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

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Cataract Information

The Convenience of Cataract Surgery Without Eye Drops

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

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