Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I have exciting news! My office started carrying a leading  ANTI AGING skin care line, Rodan & Fields. Dr. Rodan & Dr. Fields are two dermatologists, who created acne fighting product Proactive in late 90s. In early 2000s they have extended their expertise into the anti aging skin care line for men and women interested in looking their best every day. The new line has a sun protection and age defying regimen REVERSE, as well as a skin maintenance and rejuvenation kits REDEFINE.  There is an improved acne fighting line UNBLEMISH as well for younger patients, and people suffering from adult acne.  The most revolutionary product to me as an ophthalmologist is LASH BOOST which GROWS your lashes over 2 months of use. NO MORE EXTENSIONS!
I am so excited to be part of R & F team, and to be able to extend the years of research from the leading dermatologists to benefit my patients.
Summer is the perfect time to protect your face from sun damaging rays as well as rejuvenate and repair skin, boost eyelashes and eliminate fine lines.
Starting June 22, 2017 purchase skin care kit+LASH BOOST to receive 20% off.
*First three patients in the month of June to come to our office for an eye exam and mention this ad, will get a FREE sample of GLOW packet for skin rejuvenation and 10% towards LASH BOOST purchase!* 

See more at: and shop the skin care line of your choice.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Have you noticed your "sunkissed" eyes looking yellow lately?

Southern California boasts 281 sunny days a year. Sunny days means tremendous amount of direct ultraviolet radiation exposure to our skin and eye surface. Without the physical protection of sunglasses and a wide brim hat, continuous UV radiation results in chronic and permanent changes on the white part of the eye called conjunctiva. 

Conjunctiva when healthy is smooth, moist, and white; it has a glistening reflection from an abundant tear film covering it. Sun leads to mutations in the way elastin and collagen, the soft tissue building blocks, are synthesized on the eye surface and dermis of the skin. These mutations lead to permanent deposition of yellow, fatty, elevated tissue on the white of the conjunctiva. These striking deposits grow over time to unsightly and commonly irritating lesions called pingueculi. These areas are frequently easily irritated by wind or allergies and turn the whole eye red.  When the fatty deposits cross over the cornea, the clear window of the eye, the clarity of vision is affected by the pulling of the scar affecting the optics of the eye.

Most people are not aware that removal of the pterygium is a short outpatient procedure with minimal down time. It is done at an outpatient facility and most patients return to desk jobs within two days. With the use of doctor prescribed eye drops the healing process continues for a month after surgery until the eye looks “pristine” and white as it did before sun damage ravaged the ocular surface.

Surfers and farm workers are people that are most affected by pterygia. People who spend significant hours outdoors golfing, sailing, fishing or playing tennis maybe at risk as well if sunglasses are not worn. Some people have a genetic predisposition to develop sun damage
as early as teens. For those patients the cosmetic effect of the pterygium or even pingueculum is quite significant.

Our office speciliazes in identifying and treating sun damage of the ocular surface with medical options as well as a more definitive surgical removal.