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Watch out for Reindeer Games

Watch out for Reindeer Games

You may want to think twice before you let your kids wait up for Santa’s reindeer this winter season.  A recent letter in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Boris Kan of the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden documents the unfortunate case of five children who developed painful skin lesions and ocular complications after visiting reindeer herding areas in subarctic Norway and Sweden. Read More


Strange But True: Hair Grows From This Man’s Eye

Strange But True: Hair Grows From This Man’s Eye

case report in this month’s New England Journal of Medicine documents the strange case of a 19 year-old man in Iran who presented to his local eye clinic complaining of a mass on his right eye that had been present since birth.  This lesion gradually enlarged through the years and began to cause symptoms of irritation and blurred vision.  Oh, and it also had hair growing out of it. Read More


Seeking out an Eye Doctor in Durham or Roxboro for your Glaucoma Solutions

Seeking out an Eye Doctor in Durham or Roxboro for your Glaucoma Solutions

Glaucoma, or damage to the optic nerve, is known as one of the precursors of permanent blindness that must be addressed and treated through an eye doctor in Durham, NC and other cities. However, new research shows that the treatment may need an extra component: Read More


Seeing an Eye Doctor in Durham, NC? Important Facts on LASIK Surgery

Seeing an Eye Doctor in Durham, NC? Important Facts on LASIK Surgery

Over the years, medical technology has seen significant improvements in machines and equipment used in all kinds of treatments today; these have dispelled most, if not all, of a would-be patient’s concerns about MRI scanners, and of course, LASIK surgery. To further improve your understanding on the matter, here are some basic facts about LASIK that can help you should your eye doctor in Durham, NC prescribe it for you. Read More


Post-Surgery Eye Care: Tips on Recovering from Lasik in Durham, NC

Post-Surgery Eye Care: Tips on Recovering from Lasik in Durham, NC

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is an efficient treatment that eliminates nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in patients, allowing them to see clearly without the need for corrective glasses again. Eye surgery is a very delicate process though, and recovery demands that you adhere to the tips and guidelines set by your surgeon. To give you some idea on what it takes, here are some tips on recovering from Durham, NC LASIK surgery. Read More


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