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COVID-19 Alert Mar 30th, 2020

ATTENTION: COVID-19 UPDATE!  As healthcare providers, we have a responsibility to prioritize the well-being of our patients and staff. With the best interest of the community in mind, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close NeuroEyeOrbit Institute office for routine, non-emergency services. We will try our best to...

What is Thyroid Eye Disease? Oct 6th, 2016

WHAT IS THYROID EYE DISEASE? GRAVES’ ORBITOPATHYPeople with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid glands) may experience changes around their eyes. The most common abnormalities are prominent eyes, a staring expression, dry eyes and infrequent blinking.What are the causes?Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which there is overproduction of thyroid hormones. Abnormal antibodies that...

Medications to AVOID in PTC Oct 6th, 2016

Medications that are known to precipitate Pseudotumor CEREBRI (PTC) and should be AVOIDED:1. Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Minocycline (usually prescribed for treatment of Acne and Rosacea)2. Vitamin A and related compounds:a. Excess Vitamin A intake (pills, liver, isotretinoin)b. Retinoic acid (ATRA used in Acne crèmes, treatment of acute leukemia)3. Growth Hormone (rHGH,...

Eyes and Sleep Apnea. Any relation? Oct 6th, 2016

What is Sleep Apnea?Eyes and Sleep Apnea. Any relation?Sleep apnea is a disease characterized by recurrent complete or partial upper airway obstructions during sleep. It is more common in overweight men and 12 million adults in the US suffer from sleep apnea.What are its (a) Symptoms and (b) Causes and...

Medications to AVOID in NAION Oct 6th, 2016

Medications to AVOID in Acute NON ARTERITIC ISCHEMIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY (NAION), especially in predisposed patients1. All ED (Erectile dysfunction) medications (PDE5 inhibitors)2. Cough and Cold medications containing Pseudoephedrine and medications containing phenylephrinePredisposed patients:Those with a small or a ‘tight’ optic cup of the optic nerve head, “disk-at-risk”Patients suffering from risk...

What are some of the Eye Problems seen in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Sep 30th, 2016

Optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve) is a very common and frequently an early presentation of Multiple sclerosis. About 25% of MS patients first present with Optic neuritis. Typically there is sudden blurriness or loss of vision in the affected eye with pain or discomfort exaggerated on eye movements....