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What is an ERG?

You may have heard your eye doctor tell a staff member or yourself that they are ordering a test for you called an ERG. This term may not mean anything to you but may sound familiar to other tests you may have heard other doctors order. An EKG would be […]


What is Corneal Hysteresis?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month which leads into a topic that discusses a measurement that is done on patients that have or are suspicious for having glaucoma. The measurement is called Corneal Hysteresis. Corneal hysteresis is defined as “the difference between the pressure at which the cornea bends inward during […]


How can you see your Meibomian Glands?

Previously we have talked about treatments for a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). We talked about using eye drops, eye ointments, compresses, etc. for these treatments but only glanced over how your doctor knows you have this issue. Symptoms certainly play a part, but how can your doctor see […]


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What is Telemedicine?

Technology has been advancing at such a rapid pace it seems it would only be a matter of time before it made its way into health care. The first aspects of technology changes were with the equipment used for examinations. Eventually computers became involved with the charting or medical records […]


What is LipiFlow?

LipiFlow is a medical device that is used as a treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The goal of treatment is to clear out blocked oil glands or Meibomian glands to restore the stability of the tear film. The machine uses a very specific control of temperature on the oil glands […]


What is OrCam?

OrCam MyEye is a wearable device that uses a smart camera that can help those who are legally blind or visually impaired. The device can be used to help you see distance objects or objects closer to you. The device simply fits onto your current glasses frame. The technology that […]