Optometrists Find High Incidence of Eye Growths and Bumps on White of Eyes in Northern Colorado are Benign & Often Pinguecula A large number of people in the Fort Collins show up at the optometrists office with benign growths on the white part of their eye referred to as pingueculas. Actually they develop on the [...]
The cornea is the thin, clear watch glass like tissue on the front of the eye. It vaults over the iris, the colored tissue inside your eye. The cornea has very high needs for oxygen. Since it has no blood vessels supplying it, oxygen diffuses in from the air through the tear film and is [...]
Sunglasses Causing Blindness!
Often I have patients who buy sunglasses at a drugstore, at the beach,etc. -then start to wonder about the quality of the lenses.Optics aside (we know they are often poor even in very inexpensive sunglasses off a rack), the question is do they provide adequate protection from ultraviolet radiation (UV).
The last several years an exciting new technology for rigid gas permeable contact lenses has become available. Plasma coating treatment can be applied to most gas permeable contact lens materials (fluorosilicone acrylate rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses). We usually refer to this as a coating in our Eye Clinic but some Eye Doctors believe [...]