Diabetes Mellitus - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 6. August 2015 19:32
  Diabetes Mellitus is one of the more common conditions seen in an eye physicians office.  I'm sure we see at least 4 or 5 diabetic patients each day, and sometimes 8 or 9.   It is amazing how prevalent diabetes is in the United States.  Over the years,  the blood... [More]

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Dry Eye

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 1. March 2015 09:00
On a daily basis,  dry eye is one of the most common problems we see in our office. [More]

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Is a Red Eye always Pinkeye? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 30. January 2015 05:19
Does everyone with a red eye have "pinkeye". On a daily basis, I have patients who present with a red eye who automatically feel they have pinkeye. Pinkeye is also known as viral conjunctivitis. However, there are many causes of a red eye including bacterial, allergic, chemical or traumatic conjunct... [More]

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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 17. October 2014 10:40
What is that red spot on my eye? Many patients will report visualizing a bright red spot on the white part of their eye when they look in the mirror. Some patients state that family or friends noticed this problem and they were unaware of it. This is typically known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. ... [More]

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Retinal detachments - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 30. August 2014 13:30
Retinal detachments can present with a variety of symptoms. Today, a middle age near-sighted woman called our office with new symptoms and my office staff wisely fit her into my schedule. She described some recent floaters or black dots in her vision. Upon questioning, she also mentioned that in the... [More]

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Alzheimer's and Eyes - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 25. July 2014 10:44
Alzheimer's and eyes have been in the news lately. Recent early research suggests there may be a way to look at the retina and possibly predict who may get Alzheimer's in the future. It is always exciting when new discoveries can impact our way of life. However, there also can be some downsides to t... [More]

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Eye safety during the holiday's - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 5. July 2014 13:14
As we celebrated this wonderful 4th of July weekend, I thought about how lucky we are to live in this country along with the importance and significance of this holiday. On a personal note, I reflected on how families celebrate and the risk of eye injury which can occur through all of our exciting p... [More]

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How can general healthy principles also benefit the eye? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 27. June 2014 09:20
There are many conditions which can impact the eye. Hypertension and Diabetes are two common conditions which can significantly impact vision.   Therefore,  patients who exercise regularly, eat well and control their blood pressure are less likely to have more significant ey... [More]

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Transition Glasses - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 21. June 2014 12:00
Transition glasses----are they better than the old photogray sunglasses of the past?   Transition lenses have the ability to darken when activated by the sunlight.   This is a very nice feature for eye comfort as well as protecting the eyes from sunlight which can increase yo... [More]

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Can cold sores on the mouth affect your eyes? - Dr. Robert Benza

by Dr. Robert Benza, MD 20. June 2014 12:00
Actually,  we have many patients each year who come in with a red eye. Often,  they look like a typical conjunctivitis. This is where the history can be really important. Upon questioning, some of these patients will report cold sores on their lips when they are in the sunlight a great... [More]

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