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Avoiding Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips

Avoiding Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips   Onions can add depth and sweetness to savory dishes, but the same compounds that make them so flavorful can also bring you to tears! Onion chopping and eye watering can be managed with a bit of insight and a few tips. Did...

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems?

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems  If you have diabetes, did you know that having severe sleep apnea may increase your risk  of developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness? Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)...

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams!

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams  Diabetes and the related diabetic eye problem of diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause preventable blindness in the United States among adults age 20 to 74. About 1/3 of the 30 million Americans with diabetes have diabetic...

Welcome Aisha Hasan, M.D.!

Ridgewood Eye Associates, an affiliate of Prism Vision Group, is pleased to welcome Aisha Hasan, M.D. to our practice. Dr. Hasan is an Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgeon & Cornea Specialist who received her medical degree from the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson...

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medications?

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medication  Did you know that the lipid lowering cholesterol medications called “statins” might also cause lipid layer instability in your tear film-and lead to dry eye symptoms? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of...

Retina Problems & Bladder Medication?

Did you know that the common bladder medication Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) prescribed for Interstitial Cystitis may be associated with retinal damage? Interstitial Cystitis causes chronic pain in the bladder and pelvis area for more than 1 million people...

What Is a Detached Retina?

What Is a Detached Retina?   A detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye. The retina does not work when it is detached, making vision blurry. As we get older, the vitreous gel in our eyes starts to shrink and get thinner. As the eye...