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  •   23 November 2022  
 What is photophobia?

    23 November 2022 What is photophobia?

    Photophobia is an eye condition that causes sensitivity to light. People who suffer from migraine and/or have other diseases often have photophobia. Controlling photophobia is not easy, after all, it is impossible to avoid bright light and sunlight all the time.

  •   17 November 2022  
 Eye health in adults over 65 years of age

    17 November 2022 Eye health in adults over 65 years of age

    Vision changes occur as you age, but these changes don't have to affect your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care can help you safeguard your vision. Starting at age 60, you should know the warning signs of age-related eye health problems that can lead to vision loss.

  •   10 November 2022  
 Everything you need to know about ocular myasthenia

    10 November 2022 Everything you need to know about ocular myasthenia

    Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the voluntary muscles, which are responsible for functions related to breathing and movement of parts of the body, including the arms and legs.

  •   03 November 2022  
 What is macular edema?

    03 November 2022 What is macular edema?

    Macular edema is swelling of part of the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. People with macular edema may have blurred vision, but treatment can help reduce swelling and prevent vision loss.

  •   27 October 2022  
 What is blepharospasm?

    27 October 2022 What is blepharospasm?

    Blepharospasm is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle movements that cause the eyelids to close or have difficulty opening. This can affect patients' ability to see.

  •   21 October 2022  
 What is corneal crosslinking?

    21 October 2022 What is corneal crosslinking?

    Corneal crosslinking is a treatment for an eye problem called keratoconus.

  •   13 October 2022  
 Lazy eye or amblyopia

    13 October 2022 Lazy eye or amblyopia

    Amblyopia, or lazy eye, occurs when one eye becomes weaker than the other during infancy or childhood. The brain favors the better-seeing eye, allowing the weaker eye to worsen over time.

  •   07 October 2022  
 Redness of the eyes

    07 October 2022 Redness of the eyes

    Having red eyes can be worrisome, or even frightening, especially when you don't know why it is happening. The redness is due to swelling and inflammation of the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. Most red eye complaints are not cause for concern, but there are cases that are of greater importance.

  •   29 September 2022  
 What is endophthalmitis?

    29 September 2022 What is endophthalmitis?

    Endophthalmitis is a bacterial or fungal infection of the eye that affects the fluids or tissues of the eyeball, including the aqueous humor and vitreous humor.

  •   15 September 2022  
 What is photokeratitis?

    15 September 2022 What is photokeratitis?

    Photokeratitis is a painful, temporary eye condition caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, usually from the sun. Photokeratitis can be compared to a sunburn, except that it affects the cornea of the eye rather than the skin. UV exposure can temporarily damage the cornea (the clear part of the eye that covers the pupil) and the conjunctiva (a clear layer of tissue that covers the inside of the eyelid and the white of the eye).

  •   08 September 2022  
 What is retinal detachment?

    08 September 2022 What is retinal detachment?

    Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina - a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that processes light - separates from the surrounding tissue.

  •   01 September 2022  
 Dilated pupils or mydriasis

    01 September 2022 Dilated pupils or mydriasis

    The condition of dilated pupils - or mydriasis - occurs when the black center of the eyes is larger than normal. It can be caused by dilating drops from an eye exam, side effects of medications or traumatic injury.

  •   26 August 2022  
 What is ocular hypertension?

    26 August 2022 What is ocular hypertension?

    Ocular hypertension occurs when eye pressure is above levels considered normal without detectable changes in vision or damage to the structure of the eye. The term is used to distinguish people with elevated pressure from those with glaucoma, a serious eye disease that causes optic nerve damage and vision loss.

  •   23 August 2022  
 Types of cataract

    23 August 2022 Types of cataract

    Cataract is the name given to the crystalline lens (the natural lens inside the eye) when it becomes opaque. It is located behind the pupil and works like the lens of a camera, allowing light to pass through and focusing images on the retina, which in turn sends them to the brain, where vision is produced.

  •   12 August 2022  
 What is scleritis?

    12 August 2022 What is scleritis?

    The sclera is the white, protective outer layer of the eye, which is connected to the muscles that help move the eye. Approximately 83% of the surface of the eye is the sclera.

  •   04 August 2022  
 What is entropion?

    04 August 2022 What is entropion?

    Entropion occurs when the eyelid turns inward toward the eyeball. This causes the eyelid skin and eyelashes to rub against the eye. The friction often causes discomfort and irritation to the cornea, the clear part of the eye.

  •   28 July 2022  
 How is retinopathy of prematurity treated?

    28 July 2022 How is retinopathy of prematurity treated?

    Retinopathy of prematurity is an eye disease that causes the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells that lines the back of the eye and helps us see. In some countries it accounts for up to 10% of cases of childhood blindness, with higher prevalence in Southeast Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

  •   07 July 2022  
 Pterygium, how living in the Caribbean affects us

    07 July 2022 Pterygium, how living in the Caribbean affects us

    Pterygium comes from the Greek word pterygion which means "fin". Others relate it to its resemblance to the wing of an insect. The pterygium is a fold of the conjunctiva (layer of transparent tissue that covers the white part of the eye), fleshy and with triangular-shaped penetration that advances over the cornea, which usually forms from the nasal side (side of the eye close to the nose), and may reach the pupil area in both eyes.

  •   30 June 2022  
 Believe it or not, poor sleep can affect vision

    30 June 2022 Believe it or not, poor sleep can affect vision

    Sleep and rest are essential for human health, so getting the right amount of sleep translates into a good quality of life. However, there are many sleep disorders that can interfere with various aspects of our health, including vision.

  •   23 June 2022  
 What is optic neuritis?

    23 June 2022 What is optic neuritis?

    It is the inflammation of the optic nerve, which is in charge of sending light signals to the brain, thus allowing sight.

  •   20 June 2022  
 Bags Under the Eyes

    20 June 2022 Bags Under the Eyes

    Many times, in consultation, bags under the eyes are a cause of concern and insecurity for patients. They appear over time and are due to the accumulation of fat in the lower eyelids.

  •   09 June 2022  
  Importance of annual vision screening in children

    09 June 2022 Importance of annual vision screening in children

    Each year, most schools ask parents of students for a pediatric ophthalmologic evaluation as part of the enrollment requirements, in order to detect any vision problems typical of childhood.

  •   02 June 2022  
 What is coloboma?

    02 June 2022 What is coloboma?

    Coloboma is an eye condition that occurs from birth, when there is an absence of normal eye tissue.

  •   27 May 2022  
 Are learning disabilities related to vision?

    27 May 2022 Are learning disabilities related to vision?

    Learning disabilities are difficulties a child has with certain tasks, such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, paying attention, or doing math. These difficulties are not caused by eye problems. Children with learning disabilities are not more visually impaired than children who are not.

  •   27 May 2022  
 What is dyschromatopsia?

    27 May 2022 What is dyschromatopsia?

    Dyschromatopsia is a disorder that prevents the correct perception of colors. Difficulty in recognizing the color chart may result in partial blindness to specific colors. In less common cases, no color may not be perceived at all.

  •   12 May 2022  
 Signs may indicate a visual problem in children

    12 May 2022 Signs may indicate a visual problem in children

    Humans are not born with a fully developed and mature visual system, despite having all ocular structures complete. Visual skills are acquired and perfected when the cerebral cortex receives adequate and more or less symmetrical stimulation of both eyes during the first years of life.

  •   05 May 2022  
 Congenital cataract

    05 May 2022 Congenital cataract

    Congenital cataract is the condition that occurs when a child is born with cataracts, which means they are born with an opaque lens, so their vision is compromised. Cataracts can affect vision if they are complete or central, and large enough to cover the pupillary area (the central area of the eye where light enters).

  •   28 April 2022  
 What is histoplasmosis?

    28 April 2022 What is histoplasmosis?

    Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, also called "histo". This microscopic fungus is released into the air when digging or tilling soil.

  •   21 April 2022  
 Botulinum toxin in ophthalmology

    21 April 2022 Botulinum toxin in ophthalmology

    Botulinum toxin is a substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is used for medicinal purposes as a powerful blocker of the signals that the nerves send to the muscles. It is administered by subcutaneous injection and its application should only be advised and performed by a medical professional. It should be used in small doses to prevent a very delicate intoxication called botulism.

  •   14 April 2022  
 What is dry eye?

    14 April 2022 What is dry eye?

    Dry eye is a complex and multifactorial chronic disease that affects the ocular surface and causes discomfort, vision problems and, in some cases, damage to the cornea and conjunctiva.

  •   07 April 2022  
 Importance of taking care of your eyes in the sun

    07 April 2022 Importance of taking care of your eyes in the sun

    Many people protect their skin from the sun, but not everyone knows how important it is to protect their eyes from excessive solar radiation. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year more than 3 million people are blinded by excessive solar radiation.

  •   24 March 2022  
 What is ocular lymphoma?

    24 March 2022 What is ocular lymphoma?

    Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the white blood cells and can occur in the eyes. This type of eye cancer is called primary intraocular lymphoma (PIL). LIOP can develop in the retina and vitreous humor inside the eye. It also affects the optic nerve at the back of the eye.

  •   17 March 2022  
 What is Avastin?

    17 March 2022 What is Avastin?

    Avastin is a medicine used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy and other retinal problems. It is injected into the eye to help slow vision loss from these diseases.

  •   10 March 2022  
 Is there a cure for glaucoma?

    10 March 2022 Is there a cure for glaucoma?

    It is an eye disease caused by increased intraocular pressure. The optic nerve is in charge of transmitting to the brain the information captured by the eyes, and the brain's interpretation of these images results in the visual phenomenon.

  •   03 March 2022  
 Glaucoma: symptoms and causes

    03 March 2022 Glaucoma: symptoms and causes

    Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is critical for good vision. This damage is usually caused by higher than normal pressure in the eye.

  •   24 February 2022  
 Todo lo que debes saber sobre el queratocono

    24 February 2022 Todo lo que debes saber sobre el queratocono

    Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea, which is the front, transparent part of the eye. It is a degeneration that causes thinning and deformity in the cornea, which takes on the shape of a cone, and causes gradual loss of vision.

  •   11 February 2022  
 Inflammation of the eyelids, known as blepharitis

    11 February 2022 Inflammation of the eyelids, known as blepharitis

    Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. These may become red, swollen, burn, or sore. Your eyelids may also have oily particles (crusts) around the base of your lashes. Blepharitis is a common condition, especially in people with oily skin, dandruff, or rosacea.

  •   27 January 2022  
 What is leukocoria in children?

    27 January 2022 What is leukocoria in children?

    Leukocoria means "white pupil" and appears due to light reflections produced by certain intraocular lesions that usually manifest in childhood, when there is direct lighting.

  •   20 January 2022  
 Pollution and its risks in vision

    20 January 2022 Pollution and its risks in vision

    Air pollution is often associated with respiratory illnesses, but the eyes can also be affected, as the ocular surface is often exposed, making it vulnerable to airborne contaminants.

  •   13 January 2022  
 Dry eye: habits that harm eye health

    13 January 2022 Dry eye: habits that harm eye health

    Some daily habits can affect our eyesight and cause gradual damage, if we are not paying attention. They could also cause discomfort, which can be resolved by practices that help combat and improve their effects. Next, we explain some of them.

  •   30 December 2021  
 What is a macular fold?

    30 December 2021 What is a macular fold?

    The macular fold is a wrinkle, crease, or bulge in the macula, which is responsible for sharp, detailed central vision, known as visual acuity. The macula must be smooth at the back of the eye in order to function properly.

  •   23 December 2021  
 Learn more about retinitis pigmentosa

    23 December 2021 Learn more about retinitis pigmentosa

    Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease that affects the retina, causing early and progressive degeneration of its cells. This pathology alters the way the retina responds to light, thus making vision difficult.

  •   16 December 2021  
 What is a chalazion and how is it different from a stye?

    16 December 2021 What is a chalazion and how is it different from a stye?

    When we talk about chalazion we refer to a bulge on the eyelid, which arises when a fat gland is blocked. You may not notice it at first, but as the chalazion grows, the eyelids may become red, swollen, and sometimes tender to the touch.

  •   09 December 2021  
 What is diplopia?

    09 December 2021 What is diplopia?

    Diplopia is an alteration in vision based on the perception of two images of the same object. Diplopia can occur horizontally (the images are side by side); vertical (images are on top of each other) or oblique (images are both vertical and horizontal).

  •   30 November 2021  
 What is diabetic retinopathy?

    30 November 2021 What is diabetic retinopathy?

    People with diabetes can develop an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina. When these blood vessels are damaged, they can swell and leak blood, which could cause permanent blindness.

  •   10 November 2021  
 How to Take Care of Contact Lenses

    10 November 2021 How to Take Care of Contact Lenses

    Contact lenses that are worn for a long time, or that do not fit well, can scratch your eyes. They can also cause blood vessels to grow in the cornea, a dangerous condition that could threaten your vision.

  •   28 October 2021  
 Eye care when traveling

    28 October 2021 Eye care when traveling

    Accidents and eye injuries could in some cases cause permanent loss of vision. For this reason, it is important to treat them on time and with the appropriate specialist. When an unforeseen situation happens while traveling, outside of our known environment, we usually do not know how to proceed or where to turn.

  •   22 October 2021  
 Astigmatism: Symptoms and Causes

    22 October 2021 Astigmatism: Symptoms and Causes

    Astigmatism is a common - and generally treatable - flaw in the curvature of the eye, causing blurred near and far vision.

  •   12 October 2021  
 Vision changes with age

    12 October 2021 Vision changes with age

    As we age our vision is affected, this is why it is important to have our eye exams. Here are 10 common vision changes during this stage of life.

  •   05 October 2021  
 What is eye strain?

    05 October 2021 What is eye strain?

    When we expose our eyes to a task for too long, we can experience what is called eye fatigue or asthenopia. This does not cause permanent damage to our eyes, but it can cause us a lot of discomfort.

  •   28 September 2021  
 How to recognize childhood eye problems?

    28 September 2021 How to recognize childhood eye problems?

    During childhood it is important to pay attention to the visual health of our children, since at this stage they can be more vulnerable to eye diseases that, when detected and treated in time, help them to develop good visual health and avoid damage.

  •   10 September 2021  
 5 Diseases that can be detected in a visual examination

    10 September 2021 5 Diseases that can be detected in a visual examination

    Many times we postpone the ophthalmological exam, but having an appointment with this health professional is important. Not only because it helps us detect and prevent eye diseases, but also to recognize general health diseases through our eyes.

  •   24 August 2021  
 Hemorragia subconjuntival

    24 August 2021 Hemorragia subconjuntival

    It is the presence of blood under the conjunctiva, generally in a single sector of the eye.

  •   17 August 2021  
 How to take care of your visual health?

    17 August 2021 How to take care of your visual health?

    To take care of our visual health, in addition to visiting the ophthalmologist regularly, we need to develop good habits.

  •   04 August 2021  
 Back to School and Post-Pandemic Visual Health

    04 August 2021 Back to School and Post-Pandemic Visual Health

    With the advent of the excessive and abusive use of all electronic devices, and as a consequence of the confinement to which we have been subjected in this very atypical year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently facing the tremendous impact on the visual health of children. .

  •   20 July 2021  
 Say goodbye to glasses, with Femtolasik

    20 July 2021 Say goodbye to glasses, with Femtolasik

    Increasingly, the pace of life is accelerating, and FemtoLasik allows us to worry less about things, facilitating daily activities.

  •   07 July 2021  
 Why wear glasses if we have FemtoLasik?

    07 July 2021 Why wear glasses if we have FemtoLasik?

    FemtoLasik technology allows ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgery to work with greater precision and accuracy, providing our patients with better vision recovery, lower risk, lower complication rate and a faster and easier postoperative period.

  •   25 June 2021  
 Answering some questions about Femtolasik: forget about wearing glasses

    25 June 2021 Answering some questions about Femtolasik: forget about wearing glasses

    FemtoLasik surgery is the most innovative procedure to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism (refractive errors), making it possible to stop wearing glasses.

    In today's article, we answer some of the concerns patients have prior to undergoing FemtoLasik surgery.

  •   01 June 2021  
 What is a pediatric ophthalmologist?

    01 June 2021 What is a pediatric ophthalmologist?

    Pediatric Ophthalmologists are surgeons who specialize in the eye problems of children, as well as pediatric and adult strabismus.

  •   25 May 2021  
 Eye problems in children

    25 May 2021 Eye problems in children

    Myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia are very common eye problems in our society, which are usually diagnosed in childhood. The American Academy of Ophthalmology insists that early detection and treatment of vision problems can prevent the progression of vision loss and prevent disease.

  •   11 May 2021  
 Intravitreal injections

    11 May 2021 Intravitreal injections

    Did you know that a medicine injected into the eye can save your sight?

    More specifically, having an ophthalmologist injecting medication directly into the eyeball (known as giving an intravitreal injection) to manage some conditions can preserve vision.

  •   03 May 2021  
 Tips for safe makeup around your eyes

    03 May 2021 Tips for safe makeup around your eyes

    It is important to protect your eyes when using makeup, for this we share some steps to guarantee the care of your eyes.

  •   27 April 2021  
 Stop wearing glasses with Evo Visian ICL technology

    27 April 2021 Stop wearing glasses with Evo Visian ICL technology

    Glasses and contact lenses can limit those seeking visual freedom. If you're ready to break free from the visual limitations of glasses and contact lenses, check out the EVO VisianICL - Evolution in Visual Freedom.

  •   20 April 2021  
 5 things that can affect your vision

    20 April 2021 5 things that can affect your vision

    5 things that can affect your vision

  •   13 April 2021  
 That glasses are no longer a limitation for you!

    13 April 2021 That glasses are no longer a limitation for you!

    That glasses are no longer a limitation for you!

  •   05 April 2021  
 Take care of your eyes this Easter

    05 April 2021 Take care of your eyes this Easter

    This Easter, take into consideration these tips to take care of your eyes

  •   22 March 2021  
 Eye allergies

    22 March 2021 Eye allergies

    Eye allergy, also called allergic conjunctivitis, is very common. It occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them. People with an eye allergy also tend to have a nasal allergy, with itching, congestion, and sneezing.

  •   15 March 2021  
 Glaucoma: Ladrón silencioso de la visión

    15 March 2021 Glaucoma: Ladrón silencioso de la visión

    Glaucoma, commonly known as "the silent thief of vision", is an eye disease caused by increased intraocular pressure, which causes progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve.

  •   22 February 2021  
 ¿Cuál es la diferencia en los cristales oftálmicos?

    22 February 2021 ¿Cuál es la diferencia en los cristales oftálmicos?

    Have you ever wondered, what is the difference in ophthalmic crystals? 🤓

  •   16 February 2021  
 La Presbicia: cambios en la visión

    16 February 2021 La Presbicia: cambios en la visión

    Tired eyesight or presbyopia is a refractive defect that is due to the loss of elasticity of the lens, the natural lens of the eye that allows images to be focused at different distances. This decrease in their ability to accommodate causes difficulties in seeing clearly up close.

  •   29 January 2021  
 Does my vision or my glasses change?

    29 January 2021 Does my vision or my glasses change?

    This question can be answered during an ophthalmic evaluation, as the refraction of your eyes can change.

  •   22 December 2020  
 2139 / 5000 Resultados de traducción Cataract and glaucoma

    22 December 2020 2139 / 5000 Resultados de traducción Cataract and glaucoma

    When a patient with glaucoma develops a cataract, they notice that their vision becomes blurred and progressively reduced, however, the diminished vision caused by the cataract can recover after surgery.

  •   21 December 2020  
  Myopia in children and electronic devices

    21 December 2020 Myopia in children and electronic devices

    Myopia (poor distance vision) can be hereditary or caused. Currently, excessive use of devices in children could be a cause of myopia. Visual effort, time of use and the distance at which electronic devices are used influence the effect on vision.

  •   15 December 2020  
 Exceso de piel en los párpados

    15 December 2020 Exceso de piel en los párpados

    Blepharoplasty is a procedure whose objective is to rejuvenate the look, eliminating excess skin on the eyelids that gives the appearance of tired eyes. Over the years, the anatomy of the eyelids changes and this is why the skin decays.
     
    Blepharoplasty is a very common procedure and is outpatient. It is advisable to perform this procedure with an oculoplasty specialist.




  •   27 November 2020  
 Problemas más comunes en la visión

    27 November 2020 Problemas más comunes en la visión

    What are the most common vision problems?

  •   20 November 2020  
  ¡Mira el mundo sin depender de las gafas!

    20 November 2020 ¡Mira el mundo sin depender de las gafas!

    Did you know that you can free yourself from glasses quickly and painlessly with #FemtoLasik?

  •   30 October 2020  
 Párpados Caídos

    30 October 2020 Párpados Caídos

    Palpebral Ptosis is a malposition of the eyelids that causes one or both of the upper eyelids to fall, which partially or totally cover the pupil, thus blocking vision. ⁣

  •   19 October 2020  
 ¿Quieres dejar de usar gafas?

    19 October 2020 ¿Quieres dejar de usar gafas?

    We have the most advanced technology in the world for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, the LenSx® femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser. This revolutionary technology is 100% scalpel-free, painless, and provides never-before-seen precision in visual corrective procedures.

  •   06 October 2020  
 Toxina Botulínica (Botox)

    06 October 2020 Toxina Botulínica (Botox)

    Botulinum toxin injection, commonly known by its trade name Botox, is a protein that is injected in small doses.

    It is used for aesthetic purposes, as a non-surgical alternative for wrinkles in the upper third of the face: the "crow's feet", between the eyebrows and forehead. We apply botulinum toxin to paralyze the muscles that accentuate wrinkles.

  •   08 September 2020  
 El regreso a clases y la salud visual

    08 September 2020 El regreso a clases y la salud visual

    Detecting an inappropriate relationship between vision and learning requires a comprehensive visual assessment by an eye specialist. This is especially important if the child is struggling with his schoolwork, which could be a sign of a visual problem.

  •   14 August 2020  
  Dr. Piña talks about diabetic retinopathy

    14 August 2020 Dr. Piña talks about diabetic retinopathy

    Diabetes can lead to so-called diabetic retinopathy. This disease occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina.

  •   05 August 2020  
  Infrared thermometers and vision

    05 August 2020 Infrared thermometers and vision

    Entre las medidas de seguridad contra COVID-19 está la toma de temperatura con un rayo infrarrojo,  ¿este rayo afecta la visión?

  •   13 July 2020  
 Lagoftalmos

    13 July 2020 Lagoftalmos

    It is the impossibility of achieving complete closure of the eyelids, exposing the cornea to the outside environment. This causes severe eye dryness, which can have serious consequences for vision.

  •   02 July 2020  
  All About Dry Eye

    02 July 2020 All About Dry Eye

    The eyes need tears to stay healthy and uncomfortable. When we do not produce tears in sufficient quantity or quality, the condition called dry eye syndrome occurs.

  •   24 June 2020  
  Sahara dust and vision

    24 June 2020 Sahara dust and vision

    The presence of dust from the Sahara is a phenomenon that brings with it a decrease in rainfall. This climatic event carries millions of tiny particles that can be easily breathed. Sahara dust can cause health complications like allergies and heat.

  •   22 June 2020  
 Uveítis

    22 June 2020 Uveítis

    Uveitis is an inflammation and swelling in the layer of the eye called the uvea. It can cause damage to the eye tissue, leading to permanent loss of vision.

  •   30 April 2020  
  COVID-19 Patient Guidelines

    30 April 2020 COVID-19 Patient Guidelines

    Following the guidelines of the WHO and MISPAS, to better protect our patients and medical service providers, if upon arrival at the Institute you wear a cloth mask, we will provide you with a disposable one. Also, you must attend without gloves. Upon arrival, you will be offered 70% alcohol gel for your hands. Thanks for your understanding.

  •   28 April 2020  
  Excessive flickering in children

    28 April 2020 Excessive flickering in children

    It is important to consult your pediatrician or ophthalmologist if your child blinks more than normal, in rare cases excessive blinking can be a sign of a neurological problem or could lead to loss of vision.

  •   28 April 2020  
  Ophthalmic Emergencies

    28 April 2020 Ophthalmic Emergencies

    If you experience loss of vision or red eye pain, even if not caused by injury, seek immediate medical attention.

  •   20 April 2020  
  Covid-19 ophthalmic prevention measures

    20 April 2020 Covid-19 ophthalmic prevention measures

    COVID-19 can manifest itself with symptoms of conjunctivitis and be transmitted via the conjunctival, so it is essential that, as a preventive measure, we do not touch our face or eyes without first washing our hands.

  •   20 April 2020  
 Congenital glaucoma

    20 April 2020 Congenital glaucoma

    Signs include watery eyes and sensitivity to light. The child may rub his eyes, squint them, or have his eyes closed much of the time.

  •   20 April 2020  
 Glaucoma, silent thief of vision

    20 April 2020 Glaucoma, silent thief of vision

    Glaucoma, commonly known as "the silent thief of vision," is an eye disease caused by increased intraocular pressure, which causes progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. There are many types of glaucoma, and the eye doctor is the trained professional to diagnose it.

  •   20 April 2020  
  Corneal transplant

    20 April 2020 Corneal transplant

    The cornea is a transparent tissue located in the anterior part of the eyeball, which allows light to pass into the eye.

  •   18 February 2020  
  What to do when diagnosed with cataracts?

    18 February 2020 What to do when diagnosed with cataracts?

    Before a cataract diagnosis, do not allow it to limit your life, since they have treatment. Traditional and laser cataract surgery (Femtosecond) is one of the most common in the world. It is recognized as safe and effective.

  •   10 February 2020  
 Coronavirus and ophthalmology

    10 February 2020 Coronavirus and ophthalmology

    Coronavirus can cause conjunctivitis and be transmitted conjunctivally.
    The presence of the virus should be suspected in cases of conjunctivitis associated with respiratory symptoms, and in people who have recently traveled to China.

  •   31 January 2020  
  Strabismus Surgery

    31 January 2020 Strabismus Surgery

    Strabismus is a visual problem that causes misalignment in the eyes. It is a common condition in children.

  •   24 January 2020  
  Pregnancy and vision

    24 January 2020 Pregnancy and vision

    During pregnancy, there is an increase in various hormones that aim to guarantee the normal development of this period. The mother's body undergoes many changes and the organs of the body are affected, including the eyes.

  •   17 January 2020  
  Eye Allergies

    17 January 2020 Eye Allergies

    Eye allergies are a common condition. They occur when the eyes react to something that irritates them (allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight allergens. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva become reddish and swollen, causing itching, tearing, and burning.

  •   26 December 2019  
  PLASMA RICH IN PLATELETS

    26 December 2019 PLASMA RICH IN PLATELETS

    It is a biostimulation therapy for the prevention of aging and / or for the improvement of spots or scars in the periocular (around the eyes) or facial area. It offers greater luminosity to the skin, an increase in smoothness and a decrease in fine wrinkles, expression lines, blemishes and scars. It is minimally invasive.

  •   29 October 2019  
  When should my child's first eye visit be?

    29 October 2019 When should my child's first eye visit be?

    A healthy sight is a fundamental element of development. Many vision problems and many eye diseases can be detected and treated promptly, so it is very important that children go for regular check-ups with a pediatric ophthalmologist.

  •   29 October 2019  
 Falls and visual problems

    29 October 2019 Falls and visual problems

    Falls are a cause of morbidity and mortality in older people. According to WHO data, around 646,000 fatal falls occur annually worldwide, making falls the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury.

  •   29 October 2019  
  Retinopathy of prematurity

    29 October 2019 Retinopathy of prematurity

    It is an eye disease that occurs in premature babies, which causes the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells that lines the back of the eye that helps us see.

  •   29 October 2019  
  Botox: to improve wrinkles

    29 October 2019 Botox: to improve wrinkles

    Botulinum toxin injection is a non-surgical alternative for raising eyebrows as well as for improving wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.

  •   14 October 2019  
 Ocular Cosmetics

    14 October 2019 Ocular Cosmetics

    It is the subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with the alterations that can appear around the eyes, eye socket, tear ducts and eyelids, both functional (diseases) and the aesthetic part of the eyelids.

  •   04 October 2019  
  Benefits of refractive surgery

    04 October 2019 Benefits of refractive surgery

    If you have a refractive defect, such as nearsightedness (poor far vision), farsightedness (near near vision), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method of correcting or improving your vision.

  •   20 September 2019  
  Cataract Laser Surgery?

    20 September 2019 Cataract Laser Surgery?

    Thinking of having cataract surgery?

    If so, you may be offered two surgical options to choose from: traditional cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery.

  •   12 September 2019  
  Are vision and food associated?

    12 September 2019 Are vision and food associated?

    Encouraging exercise and eating healthy foods from childhood will result in the formation of good habits that will accompany you for the rest of your life. The use of these nutrients is associated with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and dry eye in middle age. Eating healthy food produces benefits at any age.

  •   04 September 2019  
  Do you have information about Cataract Surgery?

    04 September 2019 Do you have information about Cataract Surgery?

    Cataract is the total or partial opacification of the lens (natural lens of the eye), which progressively reduces vision.

    It is normally associated with age, although it can be congenital or caused by trauma. This may be the reason why a sharp image becomes blurred, bright colors fade or night vision decreases.

  •   04 September 2019  
 Am I a candidate for refractive surgery?

    04 September 2019 Am I a candidate for refractive surgery?

    If you have a refractive defect, such as nearsightedness (poor far vision), farsightedness (near near vision), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method of correcting or improving your vision.

  •   19 August 2019  
  Can stress affect your vision?

    19 August 2019 Can stress affect your vision?

    In addition to vision loss, stress can affect our eyes in other ways, the most common being eye tics or eye inflammation.

  •   19 August 2019  
 Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

    19 August 2019 Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

    It is the irritation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers the back of the eyelids and the front of the eyeball. It is caused by infection or allergies. The eyes become red and swollen, and sometimes produce a sticky discharge.

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    I was referred to “The Instituto Espaillat Cabral “in Santo Domingo in 2018,to do an operation on my right eye. The operation was very successful. Dr. Arnaldo Espaillat did a fantastic job on my right eye. Before my operation, I could not read a book. Now I can read a book without reading glasses. I returned a second time for a check -up, which went very well also.

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    Francisco Leonard Arrindell

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