Tag Archives: glaucoma

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 …

Generic medications: The good and the bad. (Part 2)

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

In an article in the Review of Optometry February 2011 issue, “Generics: Friend of Foe” it states a number of facts about generic medications. It also raises some legitimate questions regarding the effectiveness and safety of their use. In my …

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 …

Glaucoma Testing and Treatment

Posted ago by Admin

We at Colony Eye Care Center are dedicated to detecting and treating glaucoma.  It can be the silent stealer of vision, and annual eye exams are the best way to detect this disease.  We are glaucoma licensed therapeutic optometrists, and …

Surgery

Posted ago by Admin

We are specialists in co-managing various eye surgeries.  As primary care providers, we refer surgical cases to specialists, and perform some or all of the post op care in our office. Lasik Cataracts Refractive implants Glaucoma Cornea Oculoplastic – Blepharoplasty …

Glaucoma

Posted ago by Admin

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, and is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults.  Over 3 million Americans have it, and another estimated 6 million have it and don’t know it.  There are usually no …