Quick Guide to Pink Eye

BACK to SCHOOL means sharing lunches, ideas, stories and, sometimes… infections.

Click here to learn more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology about the most common types of Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye: Bacterial, Viral and Allergic:

  1. What it is.
  2. How it’s contracted.
  3. Ways to prevent it.
  4. Ways to treat it.

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

Green Apple Eye Care will be closed on

Monday, September 4, 2017

in observance of Labor Day.

The office will reopen

on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

We wish everyone a fun and safe holiday!

What are Eye Allergies?

“Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (sclera) — become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. Unlike bacterial or viral conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis is not spread from person to person.

People who suffer from eye allergies usually (though not always) have nasal allergies as well, with an itchy, stuffy nose and sneezing. It is usually a temporary (acute) condition associated with seasonal allergies. However, in other cases, eye allergies can develop from exposure to other environmental triggers, such as pet dander, dust, pollen, smoke, perfumes, or even foods. If the exposure is ongoing, the allergies can be more severe, with significant burning and itching and even sensitivity to light.”
Source:
American Academy of Ophthalmology – EyeSmart, patient education
Written by: Kierstan Boyd
Reviewed by: Brenda Pagan-Duran MD
Mar. 01, 2015
http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/allergies

SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

The much anticipated solar eclipse is almost here!

Check out this video to learn how you can protect your eyes while enjoying this astronomical event.

[Advised by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Astronomical Society (AAS).]

Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, we will not be on the path for a total eclipse, but we will have the opportunity to witness one pretty close!  This map from the AAS, displays a timeline for the event.

Check out the AAS eclipse website for more information.

UNREGULATED STEM CELL Treatments

Ophthalmologists tend to be on the forefront of medical advancement.  When a new treatment becomes available and it’s proven to work, the treatment offering spreads like wildfire and ophthalmologists all over the world use it.

As patients, our desire for the latest and greatest in new technologically advanced treatment options can sometimes lead us to seeking out treatments that haven’t been proven.

Read this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to learn how unregulated stem cell treatments blinded three women right here in the United States.

Eyeball Tattoos – That’s a Thing!?!

Eyeball Tattoos Are Even Worse Than They Sound

Check out this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Yes, people are tattooing their eyes with disastrous results.  Take home message…Don’t tattoo your eyeballs!  Don’t let anyone other than an ophthalmologist inject anything into your eye!

 

 

Need a Ride to Your Doctor’s Appointment?

Rides In Sight provides information about senior transportation options in local communities throughout the United States.  Check out your options.

 

Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

To all of the mothers in our lives, we wish you the very best Mother’s Day!  You deserve it!

Happy Mothers Day

 

APRIL – SPORTS EYE SAFETY MONTH

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Each year, an estimated 100,000 Americans are hurt by sports-relatedeye injury smiley face injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month, remember that a majority of sports-related injuries can be avoided by wearing the proper protection.

Source: Cherry Optical Newsletter, April 2017

 

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APPLETON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES – UNMATCHED SERVICES in NE WI

Green Apple Eye Care has trusted Appleton Information Technologies’ services since we opened our doors in 2007.  We have converted to their replication services to provide the maximum protection of our patients’ medical records.  Their technical support and customer service provide our clinic with the complicated functionality and security we require.  Check out their video:

http://appletontech.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/AIT-Replication-Services-Video480p-32MB.mp4


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