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Posts ByMeghan Schiffer, OD, Author at Long Island Eye Doctor | Page 4 of 4

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

November 7, 2014 |

November is American Diabetes Month. The prevalence of diabetes, particularly type 2, is rising every year. According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million Americans have a diagnosis of prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes in … Read More

How Does the Eye Chart Work?

October 24, 2014 |

The eye chart is a well-known, universal symbol used to test a person’s visual acuity. The Snellen eye chart was developed by Herman Snellen, a Dutch ophthalmologist, in 1862. Snellen’s invention created an objective standard for measuring visual acuity. This, … Read More

Developing Cataracts

August 4, 2014 |

A common concern for our patients is the development of cataracts.

A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eyeball. The most common type of cataract develops slowly over time. Given enough time, each and every one of … Read More

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