Monthly Archives: January 2018

What is recurrent erosion syndrome?

Do you have recurrent erosion syndrome of the cornea? Do you get sharp stabbing pains in the eye either in the middle of the night or in the morning when you wake up? Do you wake up in the morning with the sensation that your eyes are so dry that the eyelid is stuck to… Read More


Why do I get repeated or recurring pink eye infections?

  Most eye and eyelid infections are not actually classic “pink eye”.  Pink eye is a viral infection with adenovirus.  More often, repeated and recurring “pink eye infections” are caused by Staphylococcal hypersensitivity (Staph hyper). Staph hyper is very similar to eczema of the skin.  It involves an overgrowth of the normal Staphylococcal bacteria that we… Read More


What causes flashes and floaters? What is a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)?

Flashes and floaters can be a sign of a condition called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Although this sounds like retinal detachment is it usually much less serious. Most of the liquid volume of the eye is composed of a fluid called vitreous. This fluid is thick, gel-like, sticky, and very similar to uncooked egg white…. Read More