Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

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: What it is. How it’s contracted. Ways to prevent it. Ways to treat it.

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 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 […]


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 […]

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!    


Each year, an estimated 100,000 Americans are hurt by sports-related 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  


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month Are you getting the appropriate care? Learn more about the leading cause of blindness in North America and Europe – check out these links: Macular degeneration facts Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Over 60 Genetic Research Sheds New Light on AMD and Glaucoma, Two Leading Causes of Blindness

Diagnosing Brain Tumors with an Eye Exam???

You bet! Our eyes are revealing and not just into our souls 🙂 Did you know that dilated eye exams can uncover more about your body than just what’s going on in your eyes!?! Because of his medical expertise, Dr. Memmen can diagnose (and has diagnosed!) patients with several diseases that originate in other parts of their […]

5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

February provides us with a chance to recognize a disease that causes blindness in millions of seniors across the United States: Age-related Macular Degeneration. Fortunately, there are five specific ways to protect yourself against this disease, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Quit Smoking Know your Family History Eat a diet rich in Omega-3s […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know: Glaucoma is a blinding eye disease that carries little, if any, symptoms until it is too late? Because of this, the disease often goes undetected. Glaucoma is often hereditary. If you know of a family member with glaucoma or have been diagnosed yourself, protect your eyesight by scheduling an annual comprehensive, dilated […]

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