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  •   14 June 2024  
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    14 June 2024 What is color blindness?

    Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is a visual condition in which a person has difficulty distinguishing certain colors. This condition affects millions of people around the world and varies in severity. Knowing its causes, types and possible solutions is essential to understand and support those who suffer from it.

  •   06 June 2024  
 What is neurogenic ptosis?

    06 June 2024 What is neurogenic ptosis?

    Ptosis, commonly known as "droopy eyelid," is a medical condition in which one or both upper eyelids droop more than normal, covering part of the eye and affecting vision. There are different types of ptosis depending on the underlying cause, and one of the most specific and least common is neurogenic ptosis. In this blog we will explain in detail what it is, its causes, symptoms and treatment.

  •   23 May 2024  
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    23 May 2024 How to manage dry eye

    Dry eye, an uncomfortable and often underestimated condition, which can significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it. This condition, also known as dry eye syndrome, occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears of adequate quality to stay lubricated and protected. Fortunately, there are numerous effective strategies to manage and relieve dry eye symptoms. Here we present a complete guide to understand, prevent and treat this condition.

  •   16 May 2024  
 What is posterior capsulotomy?

    16 May 2024 What is posterior capsulotomy?

    Posterior capsulotomy is a laser procedure designed to treat opacity of the posterior lens capsule, which can occur months or years after cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear intraocular lens. However, the capsule that holds the lens can become opaque over time, making it difficult to see.

  •   09 May 2024  
 Do you know the 20-20-20 rule?

    09 May 2024 Do you know the 20-20-20 rule?

    The 20-20-20 rule is a recommendation designed to counteract the negative effects of staring at digital screens for prolonged periods. The premise is simple: Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen and focus on something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This practice helps relax the eye muscles and reduce eye strain.

  •   02 May 2024  
 What is iris heterochromia?

    02 May 2024 What is iris heterochromia?

    Iris heterochromia is a rare eye condition in which a person has irises of different colors. This can manifest itself in several ways, from having one eye of a different color than the other, to having sectors of the iris with different colors in the same eye.

  •   25 April 2024  
 How to prevent and treat dry eyes in a digital world

    25 April 2024 How to prevent and treat dry eyes in a digital world

    In the digital age, our prolonged exposure to screens on devices such as computers, phones and tablets can cause dry eyes, a syndrome that results in symptoms such as burning, itching and blurred vision. When we focus on screens, we tend to blink less frequently, which reduces the distribution of tears and increases their evaporation.

  •   18 April 2024  
 Botulinum toxin: the most effective and safest anti-wrinkle solution

    18 April 2024 Botulinum toxin: the most effective and safest anti-wrinkle solution

    Botulinum toxin has revolutionized the field of aesthetic medicine by offering a versatile and effective solution for a variety of appearance and health concerns. Although it is often associated with the reduction of wrinkles and expression lines, its application goes further, providing both aesthetic and therapeutic benefits.

  •   11 April 2024  
 What is allergic conjunctivitis?

    11 April 2024 What is allergic conjunctivitis?

    Allergic conjunctivitis is a common condition that affects the eyes due to an allergic reaction to certain substances in the environment. This inflammatory condition affects the transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids, known as the conjunctiva. Although it is generally not serious, it can cause significant discomfort and affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it.

  •   04 April 2024  
 What is bacterial conjunctivitis?

    04 April 2024 What is bacterial conjunctivitis?

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white part of the eye. This inflammation is caused by bacteria that infect the surface of the eye, causing redness, eye discharge, and discomfort.

  •   28 March 2024  
 Take care of your eyes this Holy Week

    28 March 2024 Take care of your eyes this Holy Week

    Holy Week is not only a time of deep religious reflection, but also a time to enjoy the beautiful beaches, spas and swimming pools that our country offers. However, spending long hours under the tropical sun can present challenges for eye health. Here are some tips to take care of your eyes while you immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the beach atmosphere.

  •   21 March 2024  
 Myths and truths about glaucoma

    21 March 2024 Myths and truths about glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that affects the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. It is often called "the silent thief of sight" because it usually progresses without obvious symptoms until vision loss is significant. Given its impact on quality of life, it is crucial to distinguish between myths and truths about glaucoma for a better understanding and management of this disease. Here we are going to demystify some common misconceptions.

  •   14 March 2024  
 Mistakes you are making with your eyes

    14 March 2024 Mistakes you are making with your eyes

    Our eyes are an invaluable tool that we constantly use in our daily lives. However, we often fall into patterns of behavior that can harm eye health in the long term. In this article, we'll explore some common mistakes people make with their eyes and provide tips on how to avoid them to maintain healthy vision.

  •   07 March 2024  
 Do you have a mole in your eye? Know what ocular nevus is

    07 March 2024 Do you have a mole in your eye? Know what ocular nevus is

    Ocular nevus, also known as conjunctival nevus or intraocular nevus, is a common eye condition that involves the presence of a mole or pigmented lesion in the eye. Although it may seem unusual to have moles in this sensitive area, ocular nevi are generally benign and do not pose a significant threat to eye health.

  •   29 February 2024  
 5 tips for good visual health

    29 February 2024 5 tips for good visual health

    Eye health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, but it is often overlooked in our daily routine. With the rise of digital screens and modern lifestyles, it is essential to adopt practices that promote long-term eye health. Here we present five tips to maintain good visual health:

  •   22 February 2024  
 What speeds up the appearance of cataracts?

    22 February 2024 What speeds up the appearance of cataracts?

    Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. They are characterized by the opacity of the crystalline lens, the natural lens of the eye, causing cloudy and blurred vision. Although cataracts are generally associated with aging, there are several factors that can accelerate their appearance. Understanding these factors is essential to take preventive measures and maintain eye health over time.

  •   15 February 2024  
 What is the visual field test for?

    15 February 2024 What is the visual field test for?

    The visual field test, also known as campimetry, is a fundamental tool in the ophthalmological field that allows evaluating the width of an individual's visual field. This test plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and monitoring of various visual disorders, providing valuable information about eye health and the functioning of the visual system. Below, we explain the importance and applications of visual field testing in the medical context.

  •   08 February 2024  
 What can eye plastic surgery do?

    08 February 2024 What can eye plastic surgery do?

    Ocular Plastic Surgery, also known as Oculoplasty, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that goes beyond the search for external beauty. It focuses on improving both the aesthetics and function of the eyelids, addressing a variety of problems that can affect ocular health and facial appearance. Among these problems are:

  •   01 February 2024  
 Signs that you need glasses

    01 February 2024 Signs that you need glasses

    Glasses are not only fashion accessories but also essential tools for those who experience vision problems. In this article we will explain some common signs that could indicate that you need glasses to improve your vision.

  •   25 January 2024  
 What are ophthalmic migraines?

    25 January 2024 What are ophthalmic migraines?

    Ophthalmic migraines, also known as visual migraines or migraines with aura, are a type of migraine characterized by the presence of visual symptoms before or during the headache episode. These migraines affect a significant portion of the population and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of those who experience them.

  •   18 January 2024  
 Don't self-medicate, protect your vision

    18 January 2024 Don't self-medicate, protect your vision

    Self-medication, or the act of diagnosing and treating your symptoms yourself without the supervision of a healthcare professional, is a risky behavior that can have serious consequences, especially in the field of ophthalmology. Eye health is crucial to overall well-being, and any eye problems should be addressed with proper attention and care.

  •   11 January 2024  
 Hydration is key to visual health

    11 January 2024 Hydration is key to visual health

    Eye health is a critical component of our overall well-being, and many factors can influence it, including proper hydration. Often underestimated, the relationship between the amount of water we consume and the health of our eyes is a crucial aspect that deserves attention.

  •   04 January 2024  
 Use of steroids in Ophthalmology

    04 January 2024 Use of steroids in Ophthalmology

    Inflammatory eye diseases present significant challenges in the ophthalmological setting, but steroids have emerged as essential tools in the management of these conditions. Its ability to reduce inflammation and modulate immune responses has led to its application in various inflammatory pathologies of the eye, marking notable advances in ophthalmological treatment.

  •   28 December 2023  
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    28 December 2023 Eye allergies in children: more common than you think

    Eye allergies are a common problem, and their impact can be especially significant in children. Little ones can experience a variety of eye allergies, from allergic conjunctivitis to reactions to specific allergens. Understanding the severity of eye allergies in children is essential to effectively address these conditions and preserve children's visual health.

  •   21 December 2023  
 Benefits of Omega-3 on visual health

    21 December 2023 Benefits of Omega-3 on visual health

    Before talking about the benefits of Omega-3 for eye health, it is essential to understand what it is. This essential fatty acid is a type of polyunsaturated fat commonly found in certain types of fish, nuts, and vegetable oils. Among its most important variants are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both known for their positive effects on eye health.

  •   14 December 2023  
 What is the relation between syphilis and eye health?

    14 December 2023 What is the relation between syphilis and eye health?

    Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum, has been the subject of attention throughout history due to its various manifestations and its impacts on general health. One of the least known, but equally significant aspects of this disease is its relationship with eye health. In this blog, we explain the connection between syphilis and eye problems, highlighting the importance of early detection and proper treatment.

  •   07 December 2023  
 Tips to avoid dry eyes in winter

    07 December 2023 Tips to avoid dry eyes in winter

    With the arrival of winter, many people experience an increase in dry eye symptoms. The combination of cold, dry air and other seasonal factors can contribute to this eye discomfort.

  •   30 November 2023  
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    30 November 2023 Why do our eyes itch?

    Itchy eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, and understanding the possible causes is the first step in relieving this annoying sensation.

  •   23 November 2023  
 Retinal detachment due to blow to the eye

    23 November 2023 Retinal detachment due to blow to the eye

    Retinal detachment is a serious and potentially vision-threatening eye condition that occurs when the retina separates from its normal position at the back of the eye. While there are multiple causes of retinal detachment, one of the lesser-known but significant factors is ocular trauma, specifically direct blows to the eye.

  •   16 November 2023  
 Did you know that you can have an eye attack?

    16 November 2023 Did you know that you can have an eye attack?

    The circulatory system is a complex network that supplies blood to all corners of our body, ensuring the necessary supply of oxygen and nutrients. However, sometimes this system can fail, leading to surprising and little-known medical conditions. One of these conditions is ocular infarction.

  •   09 November 2023  
 Follow these habits to maintain good eye health

    09 November 2023 Follow these habits to maintain good eye health

    Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body, but we often don't give them the attention they deserve. Maintaining good eye health is essential to enjoying a good quality of life and preventing long-term vision problems. In this blog we present five habits that will help you take care of your eyes and maintain clear and healthy vision.

  •   02 November 2023  
 What is Usher Syndrome and how does it affect vision?

    02 November 2023 What is Usher Syndrome and how does it affect vision?

    Usher Syndrome is named after British physician Charles Usher, who first described the condition in 1914. It is an inherited disease caused by mutations in several genes that play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of sensory cells. of the inner ear and the photoreceptor cells of the retina.

  •   26 October 2023  
 Dr. Priscila Cedano talks to us about dry eye

    26 October 2023 Dr. Priscila Cedano talks to us about dry eye

    A high percentage of patients who visit the ophthalmology clinic are affected by dry eye symptoms, which can be so severe that they lead to a significant reduction in the patients' quality of life. Fortunately, studies on this field of ophthalmology are increasingly extensive and today we have very advanced treatments for its management.

  •   19 October 2023  
 Involuntary eye movement or nystagmus

    19 October 2023 Involuntary eye movement or nystagmus

    Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement characterized by rhythmic, repetitive oscillations of one or both eyes. These oscillations can be horizontal, vertical or rotational, and may be more evident when a person looks to the side or tries to keep their gaze fixed on one point. Nystagmus can be congenital in nature (present from birth) or acquired due to certain medical conditions.

  •   12 October 2023  
 What is aniridia?

    12 October 2023 What is aniridia?

    Aniridia is a congenital eye condition in which the iris is missing, or the iris is underdeveloped. The iris is not only the part of the eye that gives color, but it also regulates the amount of light that enters the eye, thus controlling the amount of light that reaches the retina. In the absence or limited presence of the iris, those affected by aniridia may experience sensitivity to light and difficulty adjusting to changes in lighting.

  •   05 October 2023  
 Do you know the types of age-related macular degeneration?

    05 October 2023 Do you know the types of age-related macular degeneration?

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition that primarily affects people over 50 years of age. This disease can have a significant impact on quality of life, as it can affect central vision, making tasks such as reading, recognizing faces, and carrying out daily activities difficult. AMD comes in two main forms: dry and wet.

  •   28 September 2023  
 What is the macula?

    28 September 2023 What is the macula?

    The macula is a small oval area on the retina, located at the back of the eye. Its size is similar to that of a pea, but its role in vision is enormous. The macula is responsible for what is known as "central vision." When we read, look at faces, or appreciate works of art, our macula comes into action. This part of the retina contains specialized cells called cone photoreceptors, which are highly sensitive to light and allow color perception and detailed vision.

  •   21 September 2023  
 Types of conjunctivitis

    21 September 2023 Types of conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. This eye condition can be caused by different factors, and the most common types are bacterial conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, and allergic conjunctivitis. Below, we will explain each of them and their distinctive characteristics.

  •   07 September 2023  
 When is the time to operate the cataracts?

    07 September 2023 When is the time to operate the cataracts?

    Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people around the world, especially as they age. This opacity in the lens of the eye can significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it, since it can decrease visual acuity and make it difficult to perform daily tasks. 

  •   04 September 2023  
 Eyelid tumors from the sun

    04 September 2023 Eyelid tumors from the sun

    The sun, the source of life and energy, also emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can be harmful to our health. In particular, our eyes – with their delicate skin and sensitive tissues – are susceptible to damage from unprotected sun exposure. In this article, we will explore how UV radiation may be related to eyelid tumors and how we can take steps to protect our eyes.

  •   24 August 2023  
 What is herpetic keratitis?

    24 August 2023 What is herpetic keratitis?

    Herpetic keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the transparent layer that covers the front part of the eye. This condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus, specifically type 1 (HSV-1) in most cases. Although less common, type 2 (HSV-2) can also be responsible. This virus is highly contagious and can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or even through contact with contaminated objects.

  •   10 August 2023  
 The importance of regular eye examinations

    10 August 2023 The importance of regular eye examinations

    Our sight is one of the most precious and necessary senses to experience the world around us. However, we often take our eye health for granted and forget the importance of regular eye exams. In this blog, we will explain why they are essential to maintain healthy vision and prevent long-term eye problems.

  •   03 August 2023  
 How does lupus affect eye health?

    03 August 2023 How does lupus affect eye health?

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs and systems in the body, including the eyes. This disease can be highly variable and its symptoms can manifest in different ways in different patients.

  •   27 July 2023  
 Take care of your eyes in summer!

    27 July 2023 Take care of your eyes in summer!

    Summer is a time of year filled with fun and outdoor activities, but it also presents challenges for eye health. Prolonged exposure to the sun, chlorine from swimming pools, sand, and other factors can negatively affect our eyes. In this blog, we give you some tips and practical measures to protect your eyes during the summer, allowing you to enjoy the season while maintaining clear and healthy vision.

  •   20 July 2023  
 Back to school: The importance of annual vision screening in children.

    20 July 2023 Back to school: The importance of annual vision screening in children.

    Each year, most schools require parents of students to have a pediatric ophthalmology screening as part of their enrollment requirements, with the goal of detecting possible childhood vision problems.

  •   13 July 2023  
 Protect your child's vision! Consult an ophthalmologist if he/she has a crossed eye

    13 July 2023 Protect your child's vision! Consult an ophthalmologist if he/she has a crossed eye

    Strabismus (crossed eye) is a condition in which the eyes are not aligned with each other. In other words, one eye deviates in a different direction than the other.

  •   06 July 2023  
 Eye fatigue from the use of electronic devices

    06 July 2023 Eye fatigue from the use of electronic devices

    In today's digital age, electronic devices have become an integral part of our lives. From smartphones and tablets to laptops and monitors, they are spending more and more time in front of screens. However, this excessive use can have negative consequences for our eye health. One of the most common problems associated with prolonged use of electronic devices is eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome.

  •   29 June 2023  
 Hypertensive retinopathy

    29 June 2023 Hypertensive retinopathy

    Hypertensive retinopathy is an eye complication caused by chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, exerts excessive force on blood vessels, which can cause damage to different organs in the body, including the eyes.

  •   22 June 2023  
 Let's talk about corneal transplant

    22 June 2023 Let's talk about corneal transplant

    The cornea is the transparent front window of the eye that covers the colored iris and round pupil. Light is focused as it passes through the cornea and pupil, so we can see.

  •   15 June 2023  
 Take care of your vision from Sahara dust

    15 June 2023 Take care of your vision from Sahara dust

    The Sahara dust phenomenon has become a recurrent problem in several regions of the world, including the Dominican Republic and other areas near the Atlantic. This dust, composed of mineral particles and other elements transported by the wind from the Sahara desert, can have a significant impact on human health. 

  •   12 June 2023  
 How does Sjögren's syndrome affect the eyes?

    12 June 2023 How does Sjögren's syndrome affect the eyes?

    Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the exocrine glands, such as the salivary and lacrimal glands. This condition can have a significant impact on eye health, as the lacrimal glands are responsible for producing the amount of tears needed to keep the eyes lubricated and protected.

  •   01 June 2023  
 Treatments for glaucoma

    01 June 2023 Treatments for glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a common eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. It is usually caused by the accumulation of fluid in the front part of the eye, increasing intraocular pressure.

  •   25 May 2023  
 Let's talk about blepharoplasty

    25 May 2023 Let's talk about blepharoplasty

    Blepharoplasty, a highly effective surgical procedure, is designed to remove excess skin from the eyelids. As the years go by, the eyelids tend to stretch and the muscles that support them weaken. As a result, excess fat accumulates in both the upper and lower eyelids, which can lead to drooping eyebrows, drooping upper eyelids and bags under the eyes.

  •   15 May 2023  
 What is keratitis?

    15 May 2023 What is keratitis?

    Keratitis is the medical name for inflammation of the cornea, the transparent dome that covers the iris and pupil of the eye.

    Keratitis can be divided into two categories depending on its cause: infectious keratitis or non-infectious keratitis. Some people refer to microbial keratitis as infectious keratitis.

  •   04 May 2023  
 What causes blurred or distorted distance vision?

    04 May 2023 What causes blurred or distorted distance vision?

    A cataract is the loss of transparency of the crystalline lens, the eye's natural lens located behind the pupil. Light rays pass through the lens to reach the retina, where images are formed. If the lens loses its transparency and obstructs the passage of light, the patient suffers a progressive loss of vision.

  •   27 April 2023  
 What is exophthalmos?

    27 April 2023 What is exophthalmos?

    Exophthalmos is the term we use in ophthalmology to define eyes that protrude from their normal position, commonly known as "bulging eyes". Exophthalmos, although at first glance it may appear to be an "irrelevant" pathology, the truth is that it can hide potentially serious conditions, such as hyperthyroidism or a tumor near the eye.
    The opposite of exophthalmos is enophthalmos, which manifests as "sunken eyes".

  •   20 April 2023  
 What is ectropion?

    20 April 2023 What is ectropion?

    Ectropion is the medical name for the outward-facing eyelid. When you have this condition, the inside of the eyelid may become irritated. This condition can affect both eyelids, but often occurs in the lower eyelid.

  •   13 April 2023  
 Ocular allergies in spring

    13 April 2023 Ocular allergies in spring

    Spring is a time of year that many look forward to because of its warm, sunny weather, but for some people it can also be a season of suffering due to eye allergies. These are an immune overreaction of the body to certain allergens, such as pollen, mold and dust, which can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that affect eye health.

  •   10 April 2023  
 How does smoking affect eye health?

    10 April 2023 How does smoking affect eye health?

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of chronic disease and death worldwide, and its negative effects on health are widely known. However, many are unaware that smoking also has a significant impact on eye health.

  •   30 March 2023  
 Sleep apnea and glaucoma: what is the relationship between them?

    30 March 2023 Sleep apnea and glaucoma: what is the relationship between them?

    Sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 22% of men and 17% of women suffer from sleep apnea.

  •   23 March 2023  
 What Is Fuchs' Dystrophy?

    23 March 2023 What Is Fuchs' Dystrophy?

    Fuchs' dystrophy is an eye disease that affects the cornea, a transparent layer that covers the eye. The cornea has the function of focusing light entering the eye and transmitting it to the retina, which allows us to see clear images. Fuchs' dystrophy occurs when fluid accumulates in the cornea, causing swelling and damage to the cells that form the cornea.

  •   16 March 2023  
 Do you know Horner's syndrome?

    16 March 2023 Do you know Horner's syndrome?

    Horner's syndrome is a neurological condition that can have a variety of causes and can result in a number of eye and facial symptoms. If symptoms occur, it is important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

  •   09 March 2023  
 The importance of early detection of age-related macular degeneration

    09 March 2023 The importance of early detection of age-related macular degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that primarily affects people over the age of 50 and can cause significant loss of central vision. It occurs when the macula, the part of the retina responsible for sharp, detailed vision, deteriorates over time. AMD is classified into two types: dry AMD and wet AMD. Dry AMD is the more common and progressive form, while wet AMD is rarer but more severe.

  •   02 March 2023  
 Inability to close eyelids

    02 March 2023 Inability to close eyelids

    Lagophthalmos is a condition that prevents the eyes from closing completely. If the problem only occurs when sleeping, it is called nocturnal lagophthalmos.

  •   23 February 2023  
 Sports and visual health

    23 February 2023 Sports and visual health

    Healthy eyes and vision are extremely important for optimal sports performance. There are several important visual skills that can affect the practice of a sport. If you want to perform at your best, it is essential that you make sure you see your best.

  •   16 February 2023  
 Rheumatoid arthritis and its effects on the eyes

    16 February 2023 Rheumatoid arthritis and its effects on the eyes

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune arthritis that affects the joints and other body tissues. In this disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's cells and tissues, causing inflammation in the joints. This chronic inflammation can damage joint tissue and cause pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of mobility in the affected joints.

  •   09 February 2023  
 Eye problems in children that parents should not ignore

    09 February 2023 Eye problems in children that parents should not ignore

    Children are too young and inexperienced to realize that something is wrong with their vision. Often, eye problems go undetected until they are older, especially if they don't have eye exams other than those they get at school or from their pediatrician. But, as parents, we can notice things that could be signs that your child has vision problems. And the sooner these problems are treated, the better.

  •   02 February 2023  
 Do you feel like you have something in your eye?

    02 February 2023 Do you feel like you have something in your eye?

    Patients with ocular pathologies often describe a sensation of sand or foreign body in the eye, even though there is nothing there. This symptom, increasingly common in ophthalmology, is aggravated by visual fatigue due to remote work and prolonged use of screens.

  •   26 January 2023  
 Eye Cancer

    26 January 2023 Eye Cancer

    Retinoblastoma is a type of pediatric cancer that develops in the retina of the eye. The retina is located at the back of the eye. It has layers of cells that sense light and send information to the brain.

  •   19 January 2023  
 What is Stargardt disease?

    19 January 2023 What is Stargardt disease?

    Stargardt's disease is a rare genetic eye disease that occurs when fatty material builds up in the macula, the small part of the retina needed for sharp, detailed vision.

  •   13 January 2023  
 What is a pinguecula?

    13 January 2023 What is a pinguecula?

    A pinguecula is a benign, or non-cancerous, growth that develops in the eye. It occurs in the conjunctiva, the thin layer of tissue that lines the white part of the eye. It can appear at any age, but occurs mostly in middle-aged and older people. These growths rarely need to be removed and, in most cases, no treatment is necessary.

  •   05 January 2023  
 What is trachoma?

    05 January 2023 What is trachoma?

    Trachoma is a bacterial infection that affects the eyes. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma is contagious and is spread through contact with the eyes, eyelids, and nasal or pharyngeal secretions of infected persons. It can also be transmitted by handling infected objects, such as handkerchiefs.

  •   29 December 2022  
 Do you have tired eyes?

    29 December 2022 Do you have tired eyes?

    Presbyopia is the normal loss of the ability to focus on objects up close, which occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia in their 40s, when they begin to have trouble seeing small print, including phone text messages, clearly.

  •   22 December 2022  
 Burning eyes

    22 December 2022 Burning eyes

    Eye burning is usually a stinging and irritating sensation in the eyes. It can also cause itching or tearing, as well as eye discharge. It is uncomfortable and can be a health problem.

    Symptoms that accompany eye burning may include:

  •   16 December 2022  
 What are floaters or myodesopsias?

    16 December 2022 What are floaters or myodesopsias?

    Floaters appear as small spots that move across the visual field. They may stand out when you look at something bright, such as white paper or the sky. They may bother you, but they should not interfere with your vision.

  •   08 December 2022  
 Lacrimal duct obstruction

    08 December 2022 Lacrimal duct obstruction

    A blocked tear duct is a complete or partial blockage (obstruction) in the nasal (nose) passages that drain tears. If you have a blocked tear duct, your eyes may be itchy, irritated, and watery. Another name for a blocked tear duct is nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

  •   01 December 2022  
 Symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa

    01 December 2022 Symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa

    Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare eye diseases that affect the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye). Retinitis pigmentosa causes the cells of the retina to slowly break down over time, leading to loss of night vision.

  •   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).

  •   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.

  •   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

    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.

  •   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.

  •   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.

  •   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.

  •   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.

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 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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  • Abdías Cuevas

    "Today, my eyesight is perfect and I have no problem performing any activity. Eye surgery was definitely one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I no longer have to worry about my myopia or astigmatism! and I can fully enjoy my life!"

    Abdías Cuevas

    LASIK patient

  • Fátima Scheker

    "About half a year ago, I began to feel that my right eye had a cataract. Dr. Espaillat performed the surgery on me approximately four months ago and it has been a great experience. Really when you arrive at the Institute you feel that in every exam, at every moment "They are professionals who take care of you and take you every step of the way."

    Fátima Scheker

    Cataract surgery patient

  • Amelia Reyes Mora

    “My experience as a patient at the Espaillat Cabral Center is excellent. I feel very confident with the treatment, diagnosis and care of your specialists. The high quality, technology, professionalism, honesty and humanity of the entire team and, especially, of Dr. Arnaldo Espaillat make me feel very safe and calm.”

    Amelia Reyes Mora

    President, AFP strategic communication

  • Francisco Leonard Arrindell

    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.

    My experience at the clinic was very positive. I was well received and all the workers were very pleasant and welcoming.

    Francisco Leonard Arrindell

    Lives in St. Maarten.

  • Melido Marte

    "I simply feel free and more cheerful after the operation. I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Espaillat"

    Melido Marte

    Real Estate. Regional Director of RE/MAX Dominican Republic.

  • Lorenna Pierre

    “I came to the Espaillat Institute on the recommendation of a friend. And although I was surprised by how technologically advanced this medical space is, what filled me the most was the way in which each person on the team treats their patients. From the person who greets you at the door, to Dr. Espaillat himself, they make you feel important. 

    Lorenna Pierre

    Journalist and Influencer

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