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Studies Look at Effects of Marijuana on Vision

Are marijuana’s effects on vision good or bad? Two new studies suggest there isn’t one easy answer, and neither one considers long-term impacts. Original article from American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Raj K Maturi MD Published: Feb. 28, 2017 One study of tadpoles suggests marijuana may enhance night vision, while a human… Read More


Pterygium Treatment Options

A pterygium (tuh-RIJ-ee-um) is a growth of fleshy tissue that forms on the sclera, or the white part of your eye. Pterygia are sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye.” These bumps are non-cancerous, but can be very annoying to deal with and tend to cause discomfort or blurry vision. What Are the Causes? The exact cause of… Read More


Cataract Surgery and Insurance Coverage

Did you know cataract surgery is the most commonly performed, medically necessary surgery in Canada? In fact, according to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, one and a half million people have this procedure every year in North America. Some surgeries, including LASIK and refractive aspects of cataract surgery, are considered “convenience procedures,” meaning they are primarily for the… Read More


Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

Original article posted by the New York Times Author: Jane E. Brody Date posted: December 4, 2017 After 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year. “It’s very liberating to be able… Read More


Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

Original article from Healio February 5, 2018 While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to consider. New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks was forced to leave the game in the second quarter following a significant blow to the head,… Read More


Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism

Original article from Healio Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize… Read More


What is Dry Eye Disease?

Original article posted on Healio Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the disturbance of the stability of tear film, leading to changes in vision and symptoms that significantly disrupt the quality of life of many individuals in the United States and elsewhere. There… Read More


2017 Toronto ZoomerShow

Our team at North Toronto Eye Care is proud to announce that two of our ophthalmologists, Dr. Nataly Pesin and Dr. Vincent Lam, presented at the 2017 Toronto ZoomerShow, a generational lifestyle expo featuring the latest products, trends, and services. Held during the weekend of October 28-29, the ZoomerShow celebrated their 10-year anniversary with over… Read More


The Prevalence of Canadian Vision Loss and Cataract Surgery

Many people take their vision for granted. While some degree of vision degradation over the years is considered par for the course, not many people think about how their lives can be affected by vision impairment. Unfortunately, severe vision impairment is more common than you may think. Life with impaired vision is a reality for… Read More


Your Lens Options for Cataract Surgery

Cataracts, or the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are very common with age. This is a gradual clouding that affects over 20% of Canadians as they age and is most common among individuals in their 50s and older. Because cataracts could happen to anyone, it’s crucial to educate yourself on the condition and the… Read More


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