Archive for December 2019
Christmas in your eye!
Sometimes, the names of diseases are pretty interesting. One example of this is the “Christmas tree cataract.” It is called a “Christmas tree” because of many multicolored highly reflective spots seen in the cataract. It can be associated with a disease called myotonic dystrophy, but it doesn’t have to be. Anyway, Happy Holidays to all!Read More
Would you take the brown bath?
One of the most common ailments that we see in the ophthalmologist’s office is adenoviral conjunctivitis, which is a type of the common “pink eye.” Unfortunately, there is no traditional antiviral treatment for adenoviral infection. However, one of the treatments that seems to help to some degree is a rinse of betadine in the eye.…Read More
What is “Peeco”?
I once had a patient repeatedly ask about “peeco.” Initially, I did not understand what she was talking about, but then I realized that she was pronouncing the acronym “PCO.” PCO stands for Posterior Capsular Opacification. Well what the heck is that? When a cataract is removed surgically, we usually leave the capsule that contains…Read More