Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by elevated intraocular pressure, which can damage the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Although doctors know a lot about glaucoma, in many ways it is a mysterious disease. In fact, it has earned the nickname “The Silent Thief of Sight” based on the way it can cause irreversible eye damage in the absence of any symptoms. Read on as the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons explains more about this puzzling disorder. Continue reading “How Glaucoma Earned the Nickname “The Silent Thief of Sight””
Summertime means spending more time swimming, whether it’s at the beach, lake or even the backyard pool. As enjoyable as swimming is, there are certain precautions to take to protect the eyes from danger. Armed with the right information, you can keep your and your family’s eyes safe from possible hazards.
In July 2017 Domenic Izzo, M.D. traveled to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with his son Michael Izzo, M.D. and his wife Linda. They, along with the rest of their team, performed nearly 100 cataract surgeries on patients who were essentially blind before the procedure. Most of these patients traveled many miles from surrounding villages to patiently await their turn for their chance to be able to see again.
Click here to read the Temple Health Magazine article written by Michael Izzo, M.D.
There are many questions, curiosities and misconceptions circulating about the popular vision correction procedure known as LASIK. To clear up any confusion, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons answer commonly asked questions about LASIK here. Continue reading “Most Commonly Asked Questions about LASIK”
Congratulations to Dr. Bronner for being selected as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2018!
New research suggests that cataract surgery may not only improve quality of life, but also extend a person’s lifespan. This discovery has the potential to affect many people, as more than half of all adults ages 80 and over have cataracts or have had cataract surgery.
Read on as the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons explains what you should know about this research. Continue reading “Having Cataract Surgery May Increase Your Life Span”
A young, healthy eye has an elastic lens that is able to flex as needed to focus on near objects. In children and young adults, light from a nearby object enters the eye, the cornea refracts the light and the lens and its supporting structures change shape to adapt for the decreased focal length of the object. To visualize this, imagine a camera focusing its lens on a close-by object. Continue reading “Having Trouble Seeing Up Close?”
Interested to know how to regain your youthful vision? Do you want to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts? Join Dr. Domenic Izzo, M.D. for a free cataract seminar on April 21 at 9:00 am.