Category Archives: Eye Condition

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Part 1

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

A common question often asked during eye examinations is “what is macular degeneration and am I at risk for this disease?”  Macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it’s occurrence increases with age.  AMD is …

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: antioxidants for your eyes

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research has shown the connection between good nutrition and eye health.  There are guidelines for the amount of antioxidants that should be consumed in order to reduce the harmful affects of the environment.  Radiation from energy, such as the …

More Than an Eye Exam……150 Point Inspection

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Our eyes are very much like a car.  We relay on both to get around.  So, why is it that we don’t think anything about getting our cars inspected yearly (maybe because there’s a law requiring it) but we don’t …

Glaucoma: The silent eye disease

Posted ago by nikki.polnick

Most visits to your doctor occur when you are sick and symptoms arise.  But not all conditions/diseases have obvious signs.  Yearly wellness exams are vital to your health and also to your ocular health. The eye disease of glaucoma is …

Concerns about my eyes – Doctor vs Patient perspective

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Why should anyone get their eyes checked regularly, and what are the concerns wrapped around this statement if you are the doctor, or if you are a patient? There may be a number of qualified answers, but from the doctor’s …

3-D Imaging of the Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a method of using light to scan and image tissue in the body. Other types of imaging use sound or radio frequency, and the OCT is able to obtain higher resolution because of its use …

Macular degeneration (AMD) and hearing loss

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

As reported in the February 2011 issue of Review of Optometry, a recent study in Turkey has linked the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with the incidence of age related hearing loss.  The results of the study concluded that …