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Are Your Eyes Trying To Tell You Something About Glaucoma?

September 19, 2018

Your sight is beyond precious. If someone told you that you could slowly go blind from an undetectable condition, what would you do? That undetectable condition is known as glaucoma, or the silent thief of sight. The most common form of glaucoma causes gradual vision loss that can't be...

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8 Hearing Myths Debunked

8 Hearing Myths Debunked

August 15, 2018
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

As one of our six senses, the ability to hear is extremely important. Hearing is a key part of how we experience the world around us. Losing it can cause danger, low self-esteem, and immense frustration. It's tempting to hop on the internet to learn more about hearing loss, but you're bound to ...

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Why You Don\'t Feel Pain During LASIK

Why You Don't Feel Pain During LASIK

July 20, 2018
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

Many fear the pain of surgery. LASIK in particular deals with a notoriously sensitive part of your body— the eyes—so it is no wonder why people may feel this way. However, LASIK is a virtually painless experience thanks to special eye drops that are used. These eye drops con...

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Common Causes Of Blindness In Children

Common Causes Of Blindness In Children

June 22, 2018
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

In 1997, the World Health Organization estimated that 45% of blind children worldwide had lost their sight from avoidable causes. That means that with early diagnosis and good care, we can reduce cases of childhood blindness by almost half. Here are three of the most common conditions leading t...

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8 Things You May Not Know About Cataracts

8 Things You May Not Know About Cataracts

May 10, 2018
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

Cataracts — the clouding of the lenses in the eyes — are a natural process of aging, just like wrinkles and gray hair. But they may develop earlier if you're at risk due to poor health habits. If you don't recognize the symptoms of cataracts, you may think your vision problems a...

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How Soon After LASIK Can I Resume Normal Activities?

How Soon After LASIK Can I Resume Normal Activities?

April 12, 2018
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

Right now, you likely rely on glasses or contacts to see clearly. These can be cumbersome and limit your active lifestyle. If you get LASIK, you'll never have to worry about breaking your glasses while participating in sports or having to deal with blurry vision sans contact lenses while ta...

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Annual Trunk Show Draws in Crowd To Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons Optical Shop

Annual Trunk Show Draws in Crowd To Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons Optical Shop

November 22, 2017
by Dr. Matthew D. Paul, M.D., C.P.I., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O., F.A.P.C.R., F.A.C.R.P.

The Annual Trunk Show at Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons optical shop drew in a large crowd eager to shop for unique and exclusive eyewear that vendors displayed at the event. This highly anticipated event happens every November for one day only in our Danbury, CT location.

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Performing Cataract Surgery in the Greater Waterbury Area

Performing Cataract Surgery in the Greater Waterbury Area

October 17, 2017
by Dr. Archna Johar, M.D., F.A.A.O.

Cataract surgery removes the cloudiness in your eye and is the most common procures performed in the U.S. Visit Danbury Eye in the Greater Waterbury area.

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Low-Dose Atropine for Kids with Myopia

Low-Dose Atropine for Kids with Myopia

September 25, 2017
by Stephen Mathias, M.D. F.A.A.O.

A promising treatment for childhood near-sightedness (myopia) is welcome news at a time when more and more kids are being diagnosed with the condition. Studies show that a low-dose of atropine, typically given as eye drops at bedtime, can significantly slow the progression of myopia in children, preventing severe near-sightedness.

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Glaucoma is a Scary Disease

Glaucoma is a Scary Disease

August 10, 2017
by EITAN BURSTEIN, M.D., M.S. Glaucoma & Cataract Specialist

Suffice it to say, glaucoma is a scary disease. Because we cannot regenerate the optic nerve or its connections to the brain, vision loss from glaucoma is a one-way street.

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How Well You See is Determined By The Lens You Choose

How Well You See is Determined By The Lens You Choose

July 05, 2017
by Matthew Paul, M.D., C.P.I., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O., F.A.P.C.R.

The beauty of having our own optical shops at Danbury Eye is that we can easily stand behind our services. And that is what we are here to do.

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Blepharospasm Support Group

Blepharospasm Support Group

June 01, 2017
by Katherine Zamecki, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.

Blepharospasm is a neurological condition that causes abnormal contraction of the eyelid muscles, abnormal blinking or eyelid tic or twitch. Patients with this condition generally seek Botox treatment to reduce the symptoms.

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Adult Strabismus (Misaligned eyes)

Adult Strabismus (Misaligned eyes)

May 09, 2017
by Stephen Mathias, M.D., F.A.A.O.

Strabismus (misaligned eyes) in adults is often the result of progressive, untreated or unsuccessfully treated strabismus from childhood. There are also many adults who develop strabismus as the result of an injury or disease, which then frequently leads to double vision.

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The Retina & Macula Center at Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons

The Retina & Macula Center at Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons

March 01, 2016
by Richard Scartozzi, M.D., C.P.I., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.O., F.A.P.C.R.

The retina is the inside back wall of the eye where light is focused onto it by the cornea and lens in front of the retina. The retina then transmits an electrochemical signal created by this light to the brain via the optic nerve. This is how the perception of sight is performed. The central retina is called the macula. The macula is in charge of your central vision for tasks such as reading letters and recognizing faces. The rest of the peripheral retina is in charge of your peripheral or side vision.

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How Long Can You Wait to Get a Hearing Aid?

How Long Can You Wait to Get a Hearing Aid?

February 02, 2016
by Elaine Raccio, BC-HIS

You realize that you’re having problems hearing in certain situations or, family members are bugging you to have your hearing tested. You may even be aware that you probably need a hearing aid. However, you’d really like to know, “How long can I wait to get a hearing aid?” We all have issues that we’d rather avoid, for example we put off going to the dentist or to the doctor unless we’re in pain. You’d probably get to a hearing healthcare provider more quickly if a hearing loss caused physical pain, but that’s not typically the first sign of hearing loss.

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Vision & Eye Safety

Vision & Eye Safety

December 09, 2015
by Stephen Mathias, M.D., F.A.A.O.

Vision is the primary way that we experience the world around us. Good vision is key to how we learn, how we play, and even how we communicate. Your child's doctor should examine the eyes at each well-child visit.

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Cutting-Edge Research Performed at Danbury Eye

Cutting-Edge Research Performed at Danbury Eye

October 08, 2015
by Matthew D. Paul, M.D., C.P.I., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O., F.A.P.C.R.

Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons, PC has a long history of being involved in the cutting-edge research that will ultimately bring new pharmaceuticals, devices and drugs to light. We have been involved in over 60 major studies and welcome you the opportunity to participate in these studies.

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Welcome to Our NEW Website!

Welcome to Our NEW Website!

September 10, 2015
by Danbury Eye Associates Staff

Danbury Eye and Greater Waterbury Laser Eye Physicians and Surgeons welcomes you to our new website. As one of the ophthalmologists, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the many services that we offer to our patients.

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