Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus that originally causes chickenpox. Fortunately, a vaccine is available to decrease the chance of shingles.
A champagne cork can fly at 50 miles per hour if it is not controlled properly. This could cause serious eye injury or even blindness. Watch this special episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from The Wine Feed.
Wine adviser Brianna Needle explains the best way to remove a cork from a bottle of sparkling wine. By controlling the cork the entire time, there is no chance for an injury. Be sure to chill the bottle adequately and never shake the bottle.
Isaac Porter, MD at Lowry Porter Ophthalmology in Raleigh explains dry eye syndrome in this episode of A State of Sight. Includes a description of the tear film, causes of dry eyes, and treatment options.
Scleral supported contact lenses can work very well for patients with keratoconus. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with special guest Dr. Jennifer Lyerly to learn more about this specialized type of rigid gas permeable contact lens.
In keratoconus, other types of contacts can be difficult to fit properly and may not give the comfort and vision that scleral lenses can offer. Fortunately, there are several options available that may work for these patients.
For more info about scleral contact lenses and other uses for this type of lens, watch A State of Sight #67: youtu.be/zMRgww7FD-Q
Retinal surgeon Carey Pate, MD joins 'A State of Sight' with Isaac Porter, MD to discuss macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness. This episode defines macular degeneration, explains who is at risk, and covers treatment options for the various stages of macular degeneration.