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Ocular Migraines

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March 11, 2018

“Ophthalmic” or “ocular” migraines are quite common, but they are not always easy to diagnose. Migraine headaches are unusually severe headaches that are generally one-sided but that can occur on either side of the head. The “aura” (including light sensitivity, flashes of light, zig-zag lines of light and blind spots in the visual field) is...  read more

Eye Health Tips for High School and College Students

By editor
March 11, 2018

Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack of sleep, prolonged computer use and long hours studying make for tired eyes that are dry, scratchy and achy. Prolonged computer use contributes to eye fatigue because you blink less frequently. Less blinking significantly reduces lubrication in the eye making...  read more

Facts About Dry Eyes

By editor
March 11, 2018

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common condition that affects millions of people here in the US and abroad. DES is a chronic problem that numerous people have to deal with for many years. Symptoms include eye redness, itchiness, foreign body sensation, tearing, intermittent blurred vision as well as frank eye pain. Most commonly,...  read more

Cataract Surgery Can Set You Free (From Glasses)

By editor
February 16, 2018

Over the past 15 years, hundreds of Westwood Ophthalmology patients have been enjoying increased freedom from glasses after cataract surgery with advances in intraocular (IOL) lens technology.  Advanced presbyopia-correcting IOLs such as the Restor, Tecnis Multifocal, Symfony and Crystalens, provide an increased ability over traditional IOL technology to see at distance, intermediate and near without the need for...  read more

Cataract surgery may prolong your life

By editor
January 24, 2018

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