• Many of us are sensitive to grasses and pollens during the spring, summer and/or fall. This is a result of a highly active immune system that has been designed over millennia to fight bacteria and viruses. But our immune system will respond to any foreign protein, which might be a chemical that lands on the eye, nose, skin or digestive tract. The symptoms of watery eyes and a runny nose are probably well known to you or your family members, but there are a number of things to quell an attack... details
  • New innovations in the field of laser vision correction have recently been FDA approved and are now in available in New Castle County. Custom Vue Wavefront LASIK marks a major breakthrough for the correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism. This treatment signals a new era in laser vision correction, and establishes a new standard for the measurement and correction of the unique imperfections in each individual's vision. As shown in a clinical study, this precise level of correction potential... details
  • Here are a few pieces of eye wisdom from some of our doctors: - Magnesium is among the most essential minerals in the body, necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions. However, it is often overlooked for its other divalent counterpart calcium. Milk, quite prevalent in US diets, is 8:1:calcium to magnesium. If you experience: inability to sleep, fatigue, body/muscle tension, headaches, low energy, backaches, or PMS, that may be a sign for you to begin supplementing your diet. I recommend ... details
  • Is your child or grandchild scratching and rubbing their eyes? They don't always tell you they have allergies. The incidence of allergies and environmental pollution are high in Delaware. Children may report frequent itching and burning of the eyes, while parents may observe rubbing, redness and even occasional twitching in and around the ocular area. There may be clear or mucoid discharge at times. Since it is impossible to get away from all allergens and pollution, limiting exposure can be... details
  • Cardiologists have reported that 800iu of Vitamin E does not protect against heart disease and certain selective studies (people with bad hearts and already on coumadin) may have a slightly greater risk of premature death. Nonetheless, Vitamin E remains a mainstay for cell membrane health. A recent Boston study has demonstrated a 37% risk reduction of cataracts in those who took 400iu of supplemental Vitamin E. The AREDS Study demonstrated that high levels of zinc, beta-carotene, 500mg Vitam... details
  • The retina acts as the film in a camera. Light is focused on the retina to produce the picture we see. The cornea and crystalline lens constitute a two-lens optical system that allows the great majority of light that reaches the eye to pass through the retina. Too much light can cause long term damage to the retina and lens. Studies have proven conclusively that large amounts of visible blue, visible violet, and invisible ultraviolet (UV) light can be toxic to the eyes. These wavelengths can... details
  • Lazy eye, or amblyopia, occurs when the brain favors one eye, causing the other eye to weaken. The condition can lead to vision loss. The standard way to treat the problem is to have a child 6 years old or less wear a patch over the good eye for a period of time each day, forcing the other eye to become stronger. Since many children resist the patch, some parents prefer atropine, eye drops to temporarily blur the healthy eye, again forcing the weak one to grow stronger. The lead author o... details