Understanding the Different Types of Glaucoma

Types of Glaucoma

There are several types of glaucoma, all of which can result in damage to the optic nerve. This can result in blindness if left untreated. In most cases, glaucoma is caused by excessive pressure within the eye.

In this post, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons discusses the different types of glaucoma. Continue reading “Understanding the Different Types of Glaucoma”

Special Thank You

Special Thank You

Berks Eye wants to thank you for allowing us to share in the care of your eye health. As a special thank you, we are inviting you to join us at our office on August 21 from 10am to 4 pm for refreshments, raffle prizes, the opportunity to shop new eyewear, and loads of fun! You will also have a chance to meet our new doctors, Kasey Pierson, M.D. and Travis Gabriel, O.D.

No RSVP is required.

What Causes Pterygium?

What causes pterygium Reading PAPterygium or “surfer’s eye” is an elevated, wedge-shaped growth on the eyeball that begins on the white of the eye (sclera) and can extend to the cornea. Although benign, pterygium can become quite bothersome if left untreated.

The eye doctors at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons have years of experience treating patients with pterygium. Here, we explain what causes the eye condition. Continue reading “What Causes Pterygium?”

Fall-Related Eye Injuries on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself

Fall-Related Eye Injuries On the RiseThe number of people hospitalized with an eye injury, regardless of whether it was the primary or secondary injury, is on the rise. According to a cohort study, the number rose by 18 percent over 13 years and researchers believe the majority of the increase is due to falls among adults age 65 and older.

The good news is that there are several things you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe. Here, Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons shares more information on the study and how you can avoid fall-induced injuries. Continue reading “Fall-Related Eye Injuries on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself”