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Articles & Blogs2022-04-19T12:25:10-04:00

Dry Eye & Blepharitis

Physiology of Protecting the Eye Surface Protection of the eye surface is a complex process. It includes preventing foreign matter from getting to the eye, lubricating the eye, hydrating the eye, and keeping it oxygenated. The eyelids protect the eye surface from foreign matter, and the tear system lubricates and hydrates the eye. Understanding the relationship between dry eyes, ocular surface inflammation, and blepharitis are crucial to treating and maintaining ocular surface health and overall comfort. There are 3 components to the “tear film”: Aqueous (water) from the lacrimal glands, which contains growth factors, nutrients, antibodies and immune cells that [...]

Rise in Styes and Chalazia Amidst the Pandemic

Have you ever gotten a painful little pimple on your eyelid margin? What about a big red lump on your eyelid? These are called styes (acute infectious process) and chalazia (inflammatory process), which result from blocked up oil glands within the eyelids. In normal healthy eyelids, oil is produced within these glands and contributes to your tear film. When the oil glands get blocked, this leads to decreased oil production and increased likelihood that you will develop an infection or inflammation (stye or chalazia) within the blocked off gland. It also leads to the nuisance of dry eyes! During the [...]

Cosmetic Surgery Around The Eyes: What Should You Know?

This month’s theme is “Listen.” Indeed, we would all do well to be better listeners. In medical practice, much of the diagnostic process relies on good listening skills. In my estimation, 75-90% of a diagnosis is made by listening to the patient, and the final 10-25% comes from a physical exam and various tests to assess and confirm the clinical suspicion. In a cosmetic plastic surgery practice, the first step of any evaluation is to listen to what the patient is aiming to accomplish, and what their priorities are. There is so much misinformation and so many false narratives in [...]

Vitamin D: The Story Behind Our Skin Color

These are summer days in Michigan, and everyone is out and about, enjoying the sunshine. Michigan is a double peninsula, “upper” and “lower,” surrounded by water. As a result, our skies are often overcast, even in summer. And given our northern latitude, winters are long and sunny days are few. The result is that much of the year, we get little to no sun exposure. Unfortunately, this is associated with chronic vitamin D deficiency in much of Michigan’s population. In this month’s column, I’d like to share information about vitamin D and its role in our health. Vitamin D is [...]

Why Do We Sing To Our Babies?

In 1981, Professors David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering work on the neuroscience of visual processing. This Nobel Prize was the culmination of decades of work that began in the 1950s, when Dr. Hubel first used a tungsten wire (an electrode) to record electrical activity from a single neuron. Next, in the 1960s Hubel and Wiesel collaborated to show that specific neurons were activated by vision from one or the other eye. In these experiments, neuron activities of a kitten’s brain were measured while the kitten was shown various visual [...]

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