Category Archives: Eye Disease

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 …

Vitamin C and Your Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research, by Calero et al., published in June 2011 revealed the importance of vitamin C for proper functioning of retinal and brain cells.  Without adequate levels of vitamin C, a receptor (GABA receptor) in the retinal cells stopped performing. …

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 …

Glaucoma, longer lashes, and baldness

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

You might be asking yourself “what do glaucoma, longer lashes, and baldness have in common?”  The answer is a drug called bimatoprost.  This drug has been used for over 10 years as a very effective eye pressure lowering drug in …