Patient Education

Silverstein Eye Care, LLC would like to be your partner in health care. Feel free to ask your questions and share your concerns with us. We will work with you to develop a wellness program for the care and treatment you need.

We welcome you to our practice and look forward to caring for you.

Silverstein Eye Care, LLC provides a full range of medical services including the following:


Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans age 60 and older. A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. Cloudiness develops as a result of a buildup of protein in the lens. Cataracts can occur in either one eye or both eyes. If left untreated, cataracts will worsen over time and may lead to permanent vision loss or even blindness. ...


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Chalazion

A chalazion is a small, non-infectious lump that develops in the upper or lower eyelid due to the blockage of the meibomian gland, an oil gland in the eyelid. The meibomian gland produces fluid that lubricates the eye. While children do develop chalazions, they more commonly affect adults between the ages of 30 to 50. ...


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Contact Lenses

A contact lens is a thin disk which floats on the surface of the eye, providing vision correction.With advances in optical technology, almost everyone now can wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. This includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses. Most practices offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit their patients' individual needs. All contact lenses require a prescription. ...


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Diabetic Eye Disease

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for developing eye conditions as a complication their disease. Over 40 percent of patients diagnosed with diabetes develop some form of eye disease as a result of their disease. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and the primary cause of blindness in the United States. ...


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Fluorescein Angiography

Fluorescein angiography is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the blood vessels in the following parts of the eye:

  • Retina
  • Choroid
  • Optic disc
  • Iris

Reasons for a Fluorescein Angiography

The fluorescein angiography provides doctors with information about the retina. It can also be used to provide information as to the status of current treatments. A fluorescein angiography helps to diagnose and track problems such as: ...


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Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are insufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don't produce enough tears, or because of a chemical imbalance in the tears. ...


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Comprehensive Eye Examination

Regular eye exams are an important tool in eye health by detecting and preventing eye diseases and evaluating the overall health of the patient. Some diseases, such as glaucoma, develop gradually without symptoms of pain or vision loss, so patients may not notice that anything is wrong until significant and irreversible damage has been done. Early detection of eye diseases allows for a choice of treatment options and a reduced risk of permanent damage. ...


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Bifocal and Multifocal Eyeglass Lenses

Presbyopia, which is the visual inability of the lens of the eye to focus on objects that are close, may take years to develop. Patients usually begin to show symptoms of presbyopia in their early- to mid-40s. Bifocal or multifocal eyeglasses will provide patients with presbyopia the ability to see clearly at all distances. ...


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Eye Infections

Eye infections can occur when a patient has been exposed to a virus, fungus or bacterium. Different types of infections strike particular portions of the eye. Both eyes or only one may become infected.

Symptoms of an Eye Infection

Common symptoms of an eye infection may include the following symptoms: ...


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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of related diseases that damage the optic nerve resulting in vision loss and blindness. Some of the diseases or conditions that contribute to the development of glaucoma include the following:

  • Increased pressure within the eye
  • Severe eye infection
  • Injury to the eye
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Inflammatory conditions of the eye

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States. Glaucoma can affect patients of all ages. Known as the "sneak thief of sight," many people affected with glaucoma do not experience any symptoms and may not be aware that they have the disease until they have lost a significant amount of vision. With early detection and treatment, eyes can be protected against the serious loss of vision or blindness. ...


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Advanced CustomVue

The Advanced CustomVue procedure combines wavefront guidance technology with the STAR S4 Excimer Laser system to provide patients with a highly precise and accurate method of laser vision correction.

CustomVue makes it possible to perform customized refractive procedures using information gathered from the patients eyes. This technology allows surgeons to custom correct these very specific refractive errors so that patients can enjoy the best post-operative vision quality possible. ...


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WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser

The field of laser vision correction is constantly evolving and with the new advances being made both patients and doctors have a better sense of comfort and security during the LASIK procedure.

For many years, effective results have been achieved with the LASIK procedure. With the advanced lasers now available, side effects have been minimized through precise, controlled correction that benefits all patients. ...


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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball. The inflammation affects the blood vessels in the eye and gives the eye a pink or red appearance.

Pink eye can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, a foreign object in the eye or a blocked tear duct. Pink eye can be contagious, so diagnosis and proper treatment is important. The most common symptoms of pink eye include: ...


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AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL

AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL is an intraocular lens that provides a full range of vision for patients after cataract surgery, significantly decreasing their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The ReSTOR IOL replaces the natural lens of the eye which has been removed during surgery. Its optic design enables it to bend light to a focal point of the retina, facilitating distance vision. By distributing light on the retina in such a way that images at various distances are clearly perceived, it provides multifocal visual clarity. ...


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Endoscopic Tear Duct Surgery

Tears usually drain through small openings in the corners of the eyelids, known as puncta, and enter the nose through the nasolacrimal duct. When an obstruction exists, tears cannot properly drain from the eyes and may well up on the surface of the eye and overflow on the eyelashes and eyelids. The eyelids may also become red and swollen with yellow or green discharge. ...


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