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By The Way Doctor, Can I Prevent Cataracts?

By Andrew Garcia, MD, Ophthalmology, CareMount Medical June 7, 2021 First of all let’s explain what a cataract actually is.  A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye that happens naturally with age.  For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty […]

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

May 6, 2021 Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans, which amounts to 10.5% of the U.S. population, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report. For people with diabetes, the body’s cells aren’t able to take in glucose, leading to a buildup of sugar in the […]

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LAZY EYE: Facts Parents Need to Know

Lazy eye (amblyopia) is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal visual development early in life.  When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye.   The weaker, or lazy, eye often wanders inward or outward. Amblyopia generally develops from birth up to age 7 years. […]

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Protect Your Eyes: Age-Related Vision Conditions

By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-impairing eye condition. Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the major eye diseases that affect us as we age. Since there is a great deal of information available on cataracts, the focus of this article is on the other less frequently discussed diseases.

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Welcome New Physicians

INTERNAL MEDICINE Ruth Blash, MD FISHKILL WESTAGE (845) 231-5600 CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION PEDIATRICS Jessica Soni, MD FISHKILL WESTAGE (845) 231-5600 CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION    

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Age Related Macular Degeneration

By Eric W. Fitz, MD | Retinal Specialist & Ophthalmology Age Related Macular Degeneration (abbreviated AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 65.  AMD is found in more than 10 million Americans.

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Traditional vs. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

By Michael Cohen, MD | Ophthalmology  Cataracts are an eye condition as old as time itself, becoming much more common as we ourselves get older. A clouding of the eye’s lens that blurs vision, cataracts affect more than half of all Americans by the time they reach 80, according to the National Eye Institute. But […]

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