What is a Cataract?

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens that affects vision. The lens works much like a camera lens and focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye, and is made up of water and protein. The proteins may clump together over time and cause clouding of the vision. If you… Read More

Glaucoma: Pregnancy, Labor & Eye Pressure

Pregnancy, Labor & Eye Pressure: What You Need to Know! What could pregnancy, labor and your eye pressure have to do with one another?  For the clear majority of “new moms to be” the thought of their upcoming labor can cause them to voice concerns about their physical as well as emotional wellbeing. Typically, your obstetrician… Read More

Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Cataracts seem to be a more common eye health and vision problem that we hear about today. In part this is because as patients age you are no longer willing to accept the limitations that decreased vision from cataracts can impose on your day to day activities. This, combined with ability to restore vision loss… Read More

LASIK & Soft Contact Lens Vision

Vision with Laser Vision Correction after Wearing Soft Contacts If you wear soft contact lenses and been thinking about LASIK you know the benefit of not having to wear eyeglasses for seeing clearly at distance. But, you may wonder how well LASIK will correct your vision. Another common question is how long you may have… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

PDR with traction RD

This photo montage illustrates how diabetic retinopathy can affect the retina. Left unchecked, diabetic changes in the retina can lead to scarring, which in turn contracts and may pull on the retina in the back of the eye, resulting in a retinal detachment. This condition requires intensive surgery, and may have been preventable with regular dilated… Read More

Welcome Richard France, M.D.!

Dr. France

Please join all of us at Eyecare Medical Group in welcoming Cataract Surgeon, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Specialist  Richard France, M.D. to our practice. Dr, France will be seeing patients for cataracts, cataract surgery & lens implants as well as the diagnosis and treatment of ocular inflammatory disorders, including the safe and efficacious use of… Read More

Stroke Warning: Retinal Artery Blockage!

Retinal Artery Blockage May Warn of Impending Stroke A certain retinal vessel disease may be a warning of an impending stroke! When an artery or vein in the retina becomes blocked or “occluded” it can be a sign of more serious health issues that need to be looked-quickly! A central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a… Read More

An EMG Cataract Patient Story

“First, I need to say that I seldom take the time to do public reviews. Dr. Cassidy and his staff are extremely customer service oriented – such a rarity today. I was very surprised. Everyone, from the front desk, to the techs, to billing, to the OR nurses to the anesthesiologist are all focused on… Read More

Sunglasses Help Protect You From Serious Eye Problems!

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. Excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and old, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation. Keeping Your… Read More

Eye Accident from Blunt Trauma

Eye after tennis ball injury

Blunt force eye injuries (such as tennis ball injuries) can affect the entire eye. Because the eye is a closed organ, any sudden impact can cause shock wave effects through the eye. In this case, the shock wave from a tennis ball caused a hemorrhage in the retina and underlying layers. If you or some… Read More