Lasik vs. PRK

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 14. February 2014 09:19
What is Lasik and how is it different than PRK? Over the last 15 years, millions of patients have undergone refractive procedures in attempt to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts particularly for distance vision. In the 1990's, PRK was very popular and success... [More]

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What are ocular migraines?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 24. January 2014 11:50
Patients may report various types of transient visual problems. The history is very important to determine what is the cause. Many patients come to the office with a complaint of a visual disturbance. These typically are described as jagged lights, kaleidoscope effect, distorted visio... [More]

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Glaucoma Drops vs. Eye Drops

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 10. January 2014 09:24
How do glaucoma drops work?  Why are there so many different types of glaucoma drops?  How are they different? These are some of the questions we frequently hear from our patients.  To have a better understanding, lets talk about how the eye works in regard to eye pressure.   T... [More]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 24. December 2013 10:00
This is a great time of the year to reflect on the past 12 months and be thankful for everything in our lives.   The world is definitely more complicated but a positive attitude can offset many things.  I have enjoyed writing eye blogs for the past year.  We have covered many top... [More]

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Eyelashes

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 6. December 2013 12:10
Eyelashes?  Do they have a function?  Can we lose them?  Can we make them grow? Eyelashes are one of the first protective mechanisms for the eyeball.  They help filter particles and keep debris from going into the eye.   Interestingly,  there are approximately 100 ... [More]

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Physician owned surgical hospitals---good or bad?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 22. November 2013 08:56
As a surgeon over the years,  I have operated in many environments including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and now a physican owned surgical hospital.  In this physicians opinion, all of these facilities have been good environments, but the physician run hospital has been the most ... [More]

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What is Rosacea?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 29. October 2013 09:14
Many of our patients will come to the office with complaints which they describe as adult acne.  They often report redness and bumps or papules in the nose and face area.  The neck and shoulders can be involved as well.  Rosacea is an inflammatory condition which effects the glands in... [More]

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Double Vision

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 6. October 2013 10:48
What is "double vision"  and why do patients get these symptoms. When we look at an object, both of our eyes are aligned to view the the same object or point in space. If either of our eyes are misaligned or looking elsewhere, we may experience double vision or a condition known as diplopia. Th... [More]

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Why do my eyes tear?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 28. September 2013 16:30
Why do my eyes tear?  This is a question we hear frequently from our patients. Interestingly, there are a variety of causes of tearing, also known as epiphora. The eyes constantly produce tears to keep the cornea and external tissues moist. There is also a portion of the gland which has a refle... [More]

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Droopy eyelids

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 7. September 2013 08:32
Droopy eyelids are very common. If one or both of the eyelids have drooped,  this is often known as ptosis. Ptosis can be seen in young children associated with other ocular problems but can also be seen in just about any age group. As we age,  the tissues in the upper eyelids can stretch ... [More]

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