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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 […]


Bugs on my eyelashes!?

It can be a disturbing and possibly disgusting thought that something could be living on your eyelashes, but for many it is true. There is a group of mite parasites called Demodex that live on sebaceous glands and hair follicles in mammals. There are only two types that live on […]


What is corneal cross-linking?

For patients that have issues with irregular astigmatism caused by Keratoconus treatment options have been few and far between. Typically your eye doctor could fit you with special contact lenses or if the condition progresses enough a corneal transplant would be indicated. There has been research into better options of […]


What is ORA/VerifEye™?

If you don’t have a cataract, chances are you know someone who does. As Americans, we may be living longer, but our eyes can’t keep up. Thankfully, surgery to remove cataracts is one of the most common and safe procedures performed in the country. Cataracts are a clouding of the […]