Posts From January, 2012


HINTS OF SOMETHING SERIOUS While the presence of isolated pockets of yellowish skin around the upper and lower eyelids (“xanthelasmata”) may be neither painful nor harmful,they may be indicative of a more serious underlying condition. Recent research indicates that people who develop these collections of yellow plaques may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 27 2012
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Boston Ophthalmologist- Cataracts

CLOUDED THINKING It would seem likely that seniors would be quite knowledgeable about an eye condition that is a leading cause of blindness of people in their age group in the United States. Yet, when older individuals divulge what they think they know about cataracts, misinformation abounds. One of the more unfortunate aspects of the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 23 2012
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Boston Ophthalmologist-WHEN PARENTS SEE RED

WHEN PARENTS SEE RED Because children indiscriminately rub their eyes and are in close contact with other children at school and in day care, they are highly susceptible to contracting conjunctivitis, or “pink eye.” This very common infectious eye disease produces infl ammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent membrane that lines the inner surfaces… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 16 2012
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