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Common Causes of Dry Eyes

Nobody likes having dry eyes, but luckily your ophthalmologist in New York can help you find relief! Meeting with an eye doctor is the best way to figure out what is causing your dry eyes and how to ...
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Now See This: Fun Facts about the Eyes

It’s easy to take your good vision for granted until something happens to go wrong. The human eye weighs about a quarter of an ounce and is roughly one inch in diameter, but don’t let its ...
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An Overview of Refractive Errors

There are four distinct types of refractive errors that can impair your vision and require you to seek professional treatment from an ophthalmologist like Dr. Mark Hornfeld. These errors can affect ...
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The Relationship Between Nutrition and Cataracts

One of the most effective steps that you can take to prevent cataracts from developing is to pay attention to your diet. Surprisingly enough, what you eat from day to day can have a big impact on your ...
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Dr. Mark Hornfeld Explains Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that debilitates a person's ability to see clearly. It occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged as a result of an imbalance in eye fluid. As Dr. Mark ...
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What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

f you've been diagnosed with diabetes, then it is imperative that you discuss your medical condition with your NYC ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark Hornfeld. As Dr. Hornfeld will share with you, diabetes ...
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Reasons to Choose Dr. Mark Hornfeld

Whether you are due for a simple checkup or a more complicated procedure, it is important to make sure you see a trusted and certified medical professional. In the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Mark ...
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Signs of an Eye Infection When Wearing Contact Lenses

Using contact lenses comes with many benefits, such as allowing you to not depend on wearing glasses. However, wearing contact lenses can also put you at risk for various eye infections. Even though ...
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Patient Testimonial of Dr. Mark Hornfeld

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, but is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery. It is a corrective procedure involving the cornea that alleviates common vision-related ...
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Common Questions About Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a natural symptom of aging, but not everyone is familiar with what they are or how they are treated. Since more than half of the US population will have cataracts or undergone cataract ...
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A Look at the Three Types of Cataracts

Cataracts cause cloudiness over the eye lens, which can lead to blurry vision. If you have cataracts, you might need surgery to correct the problem. Keep reading to learn more about the different ...
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Comparing How Nearsightedness and Farsightedness Affect Your Vision

When someone suffers from nearsightedness or farsightedness, that person’s eyes are not properly shaped, which means that they cannot bend light the way they should for perfect eyesight. Both ...
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Patient Describes His Experience with Crystalens Implants

Ophthalmologists are constantly finding newer and better ways to bring their patients the best solutions for their eye issues. Crytalens implants help patients beat their vision troubles so they can ...
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Looking Back at the History of LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery has helped millions of people correct optical issues that affect their vision. If you and your ophthalmologist have discussed this procedure as a possible treatment for your eye issues, ...
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Touring the NY Eye and Ear Infirmary

If you have eye issues, it is important to go to a reputable care center that can give you the treatments that you need. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was established in 1820 and now has some of ...
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Important Facts about Glaucoma

Glaucoma of the eye can eventually damage the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending images from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that cause pressure that could ...
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Understanding the Basics of Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that affects the cornea at the front of the eyeball. A normal eye has a cornea with a symmetrical curve. When a person has astigmatism, however, the shape of the ...
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Getting to Know the Different Types of Cataracts

A cataract is an eye condition that makes vision cloudy. It is caused by a buildup of protein in the lens which stops light from entering the eye clearly and negatively affects one’s vision. ...
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An Overview of Some Common Tests for Glaucoma

Your ophthalmologist will look at several factors when it comes to diagnosing glaucoma. Two common tests, called tonometry and ophthalmoscopy, are performed routinely during glaucoma check-ups. Here ...
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The Importance of Routine Eye Exams

There are various different risk factors for eye problems, so it is important to have your eyes checked regularly. Children should have their eyes checked at six months of age, three years of age, and ...
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Tips for Choosing an Eye Doctor

There are many reasons for choosing a new eye doctor—you may have recently moved to a new location, or you may have gone many years without seeing an ophthalmologist. Figuring out where to begin ...
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A Look at Some Innovations in Eye Surgery Technology

Modern technology has allowed for incredible innovations in all kinds of different fields. Advancements in eye surgery technology have afforded ophthalmologists the opportunity to utilize intelligent ...
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Understanding the Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common, yet misunderstood, eye condition. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, but few people understand their risk of developing the condition. Anyone can ...
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What Is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness – or myopia – is a very common vision problem. People who are nearsighted can see fine up close but struggle to see things in the distance. It often runs in families, and ...
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Taking a Tour of the Eye Surgicenter

When you schedule eye surgery with Dr. Mark Hornfeld, you can feel confident that you are in good hands and that you’ll be operated on using the very latest technology. In this video, Dr. ...
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