Eye injury: Should you go to the ER or not

Eye injury: Should you go to the ER or not

Sight is one of the essential senses, but new research says that you are probably going to the emergency room too often for vision problems.  In the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers from John Hopkins University found that nearly 50% of visits to the ER for eye...
Preventing Pediatric Sports Eye Injuries

Preventing Pediatric Sports Eye Injuries

Sports can play a vital role in a child’s physical, mental, and social well-being. Engaging in recreational activities allows children to develop physical skills, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle strength.  Unfortunately, sports can also have a downside—causing...
Common Pediatric Eye Infections

Common Pediatric Eye Infections

Eye infections are common among children, as they are in close contact with their friends at school, daycare, or on play dates.  The most common pediatric eye infection is viral conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), where the white part of the eye becomes inflamed and red,...
Diabetic Eye Disease in Children

Diabetic Eye Disease in Children

As the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes continues to rise among children in the United States, it has been found that they are susceptible to a complication called diabetic retinopathy.  That is why frequent eye check-ups are critical in children with type 2 diabetes...
Can Teenagers Get LASIK?

Can Teenagers Get LASIK?

If you have a teenager who wears glasses or contacts, the question has probably come up, “Can I get LASIK?” This article will address the question, along with information that you can use to talk with your teenagers about LASIK surgery.    Are...