What is the best way to treat corneal scratches or abrasions? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 18. June 2014 06:00
In our office,  we see many types of corneal abrasions which can create a great deal of pain. The size of the abrasion can have an impact on how we like to treat these patients. We typically use frequent ointments, bandage contact lenses or a well applied patch.   If a patient has a mi... [More]

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What are some of the myths about Lasik? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 17. June 2014 06:00
Interestingly, two questions or statements by patients are very common regarding Lasik. " I heard that if I have Lasik that I couldn't have cataract surgery in the future". A second most common question, can I wear contact lenses again in the future if I have Lasik?   Patients that have Lasi... [More]

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Can shingles or herpes zoster effect the eyes? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 16. June 2014 06:00
We see many patients each year who will break out in a rash on one side of their face.  This often is herpes zoster or shingles.  Most patients realize they can get shingles on the trunk of their body but not on their face.  When we were young, most of us had the chicken pox whic... [More]

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Laser Treatment vs. Drops for Open Angle Glaucoma - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 15. June 2014 06:00
How does laser treatment compare with drops for the treatment of open angle glaucoma? Many patients want to know the answer to this question.  Primary open angle glaucoma, also known as POAG often is associated with elevated eye pressure due to the eyes decreased ability to drain fluid ove... [More]

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Why do my eyes burn and sting? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 14. June 2014 06:00
My friends tell me I have dry eyes.  Can you do anything for this? This is a common dialogue in our office.  These symptoms are very consistent with dry eyes.  As you know, the eyes produce tears and drain tears through a tear duct system.  As we get older,  we produce l... [More]

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Foreign Body Sensation

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 13. June 2014 06:00
Many patients say, " I feel like I have something in my eye".  We call this a foreign body sensation. Actually, some patients many have an object or debris and others just a scratch, dry eye or abrasion. I saw two interesting patients today who had wind blown debris in the eye imbedded unde... [More]

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What is a foreign body in the eye?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 3. May 2014 07:19
Is it painful? How is it removed? Many patients will come to our office with eye discomfort. There are many different causes for these symtpoms. Often,  there may be an object in the eye. The history is very important. We want to know if the patient is a contact lens wearer, been working in ... [More]

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Is cataract surgery done by a laser?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 11. April 2014 08:18
For years, most patients thought that cataract surgery was performed by a laser. Actually, the technique most used is phacoemulsification. This is a high speed ultrasound which vibrates and breaks the cataract in pieces allowing easy removal.   So why do most patients feel surgery was done... [More]

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Bifocal Glasses

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 16. March 2014 08:40
Bifocal Glasses are very important to a patients vision. Lets discuss a few types of glasses and features which help us see better. Bifocals are common and are typically used for patients over 40 years of age. They are very convenient since they allow distance vision through the upper po... [More]

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Do the eyes ever cause Headaches?

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 28. February 2014 09:10
We see many patients on a weekly basis who come to the office with a complaint of headaches.  They often want to know if their eyes could be the problem.  There are certain circumstances when there can be a connection.  The history of the headache is very important.   We oft... [More]

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