Category Archives: Diseases & Conditions

Managing Dry Eyes At Night

If you have dry eye syndrome, you might assume that nighttime offers a reprieve from your uncomfortable symptoms because you are finally able to rest. In fact, many patients with dry eye experience the opposite: their eyes feel even drier and more irritated at night. Read on as Dr. Sandra Belmont, who treats cases of…
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The Best Ways to Correct Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the loss of the eye’s ability to focus up close, and is usually linked to the aging process. The disorder normally occurs after the age of 40 when the lens, elastic and soft during youth, starts to harden and lose elasticity. As a result, the lens is unable to adjust as needed for…
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Find Relief from Dry Eyes with LipiFlow

People living with dry eye syndrome can experience chronic eye discomfort, irritation, a foreign body sensation, continuous tearing, red eyes, discharge and more. Eventually, these symptoms can start to affect quality of life and make it difficult to perform daily tasks like reading, working and driving. (more…)
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How Effective Is Corneal Crosslinking in Treating Keratoconus?

Corneal crosslinking is an exciting advance in the area of keratoconus treatment. Last year, the FDA approved Avedro’s KXL system, the first corneal crosslinking system for the treatment of progressive keratoconus. This is a major step forward for people facing debilitating vision loss from keratoconus. Although corneal crosslinking has been extensively tested since it was…
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Common Questions about Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people over the age of 65. However, early detection can help prevent or stop the progression of the eye condition. In this blog post, New York eye surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont of Belmont Eye Center answers commonly asked…
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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Approximately 2 million Americans have glaucoma, an eye condition that causes vision loss and potentially blindness. Often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma often occurs with no early symptoms. In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, New York eye surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont shares information on glaucoma, including how you can raise…
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Can LASIK Cause Dry Eyes?

If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses or corrective lenses, then you may be considering LASIK surgery. But LASIK isn’t just about ditching the glasses. Like with any medical procedure, there are possible risks involved, and you should ask your doctor about any concerns you have. A common question regarding LASIK is: does it cause…
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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

When you hear the word “diabetes,” you probably think of daily blood tests, insulin injections and sugar restrictions. While those are some of the familiar daily struggles with this disease, there are many other complications associated with diabetes. Did you know that diabetes can cause serious eye problems? Diabetic eye disease has the potential to…
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Glaucoma: Your Questions, Answered

An estimated 2.2 million Americans have some form of glaucoma, an eye condition that causes vision loss and can eventually lead to blindness. However, half of the people with glaucoma are not aware that they have the condition because they experience little to no symptoms. If you believe you are experiencing vision loss caused by…
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Facts about Dry Eye

Are your eyes often burning or itching? Do people frequently comment that your eyes are red, or do you constantly feel like something is in your eye, but you can’t find the source of the irritation? If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from dry…
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