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Why Every Adult Should Have an Annual Eye Exam, Even Those Who Have Perfect Vision Oct 6th, 2019

If you’ve never made time for an eye exam because your vision seems as sharp as ever, you’re in good company — nearly one in two adults in the United States hasn’t had a comprehensive eye exam in the past two years.   Having routine eye exams is the only way...

How to Manage Winter Dry Eye Oct 4th, 2019

Dry eye syndrome is a common issue that may be due to your environment, gender, age, or conditions affecting your overall health. Only your ophthalmologist can say for sure. Our board-certified specialists at KLM Eye MDs offer a full range of eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams that can...

Flashes and Floaters in Your Eyes: When to See Your Doctor Sep 17th, 2019

Many people with healthy eyes occasionally see a few floaters in their visual field, especially when looking at a bright or plain background. When accompanied by flashes of light, however, floaters warrant a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist.  These symptoms are often due to relatively minor problems in the beginning...

Eyelid Reconstruction After the Removal of Skin Cancer Jul 22nd, 2019

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized area of medicine focused on the eyelids and eye socket area. At KLM Eye MDs in the New York City area, Dr. Elena Geller specializes in oculoplastic surgery for both cosmetic and functional purposes, especially for skin cancer removal and eyelid reconstruction. Skin cancer of...

The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun May 21st, 2019

You already know that spending too much time in the sun can damage unprotected skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. That’s why you use sunscreen, cover your skin, and try to avoid the strong midday sunlight. But did you know that exposing your unprotected eyes to too...

What Causes Ptosis and How is it Corrected? Mar 1st, 2019

Pronounced “tosis” and often referred to as droopy eyelids, ptosis can add years to the calendar as the delicate skin and muscles of your upper eyelids begin to stretch, sag, and droop. For many individuals, ptosis also causes significant problems with vision as the upper eyelid droops far enough to...

7 Tips for Avoiding Eye Infections Feb 25th, 2019

Viral, bacterial, and fungal microorganisms are all around us.  While you may do your best to minimize your contact with germs, you can’t always avoid breathing in a cold virus when you get caught in the crossfire of an uncovered sneeze. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to avoid...

What You Should Know About the Two Most Common Forms of Glaucoma Jan 11th, 2019

Glaucoma is called “the silent cause of blindness,” since it typically progresses so gradually that you may never even realize you have it until you lose your sight. The experienced team of ophthalmologists and surgeons at KLM Eye MDs in Brooklyn, New York, specializes in diagnosing and treating glaucoma —...

Learn About our Juvederm Fillers and Botox Offerings (hyaluronic fillers) Dec 11th, 2018

As we get older, we are likely to start seeing more fine lines and wrinkles in our faces as well as some loss of volume in our cheeks, lips, and other parts of our face. Our nasolabial folds and marionette lines can become deeper.  Vertical lines between our brows can...

How Diabetes Can Affect the Health of Your Eyes Nov 19th, 2018

November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to talk about how diabetes can affect your eyesight. Diabetic eye disease is a group of conditions that commonly affect people with diabetes. The goal of this awareness campaign is to encourage people with...

What Causes Cataracts? Oct 31st, 2018

Cataracts are a common eye condition, affecting almost 25 million over the age of 40 in the United States alone. And the numbers only increase with age: By the age of 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had corrective surgery to address cataracts. Here at KLM Eye...

Thinking About Blepharoplasty? Here’s What You Need to Know Sep 12th, 2018

To function normally and provide your eyes with about 18,000 moisturizing blinks a day, your upper eyelids depend on skin that’s thin (the thinnest in your body) and loose, but not too loose. As you age, this delicate skin can stretch and begin to droop. Aging may also cause your...

How to Help Prevent Age-related Macular Degeneration Aug 24th, 2018

The macula is the spot on your retina where your central vision forms. When the macula is healthy, images are sharp and bright. Like many other body systems, however, your eyesight can be affected by the passing of time. Age-related macular degeneration, abbreviated AMD, describes the condition where the macula’s...

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK? Jun 28th, 2018

Since its introduction in the 1990s, LASIK has allowed over 40 million people around the world to throw away their glasses and contact lenses for good. With a 96% success rate,  LASIK surgery has been a game-changer for people who want to correct their vision and end their dependence on...