Dr. Mark Siegel, MD FAAO

Exercise and lifestyle can affect visual impairment

0 / April 2, 2014 10:58 pm

By Mark S. Siegel, MD In 2020, the number of people in the United States with visual impairment — sight loss often caused by eye disease, trauma, or a congenital or degenerative condition that cannot be corrected with glasses or […]

Prevent injuries with 10 eye safety tips during Workplace Eye Wellness Month

0 / March 5, 2014 7:57 pm

By Mark S. Siegel More than 700,000 work-related eye injuries occur each year. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month — a good time to refocus attention on your eye protection program. Get the facts here, plus 10 tips for injury […]

Can cataract surgery help you live longer?

0 / February 6, 2014 2:07 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO A recent study indicated that people who suffer from vision loss related to cataracts that proceed with cataract surgery lower their long-term mortality risk by 40 percent compared to people that choose not to have […]

A healthy New Year’s resolution for your eyes

A healthy New Year’s resolution for your eyes

0 / January 2, 2014 9:02 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Each year as the New Year approaches, people around the world resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Often people are determined to lose weight while others are committed […]

Choose safe toys this holiday

0 / December 5, 2013 11:17 am

By Mark S. Siegel, MD No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children’s toys can cause serious eye injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 265,000 toy-related injuries were treated in […]

Vitamins reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

0 / November 7, 2013 7:51 am

By Mark S. Siegel, MD, FAAO More than a decade after the first age-related eye disease study (AREDS) showed that taking daily high doses of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc and copper can slow down the progress of age-related […]

Study finds tablets help people with low vision

0 / October 3, 2013 9:30 am

By Mark Siegel, MD When gift shopping this year, you have the opportunity to give back a priceless gift to a loved one with low vision: the joy of reading. People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision […]

Must-do’s to preserve vision in diabetics

0 / September 5, 2013 12:48 am

By Mark S. Siegel, MD, FAAO If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and retinal detachment. The good news is that you can preserve your vision and reduce your […]

The facts about cataracts

0 / August 7, 2013 9:08 pm

By Mark S. Siegel, MD, FAAO What is a cataract? We are born with a crystalline lens inside the eye located behind the pupil that helps the eye focus light onto the back of the eye.  A cataract is the […]

Protect your eyes this Fourth of July

0 / July 3, 2013 10:24 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and Americans make plans to celebrate the stars and stripes with a little red glare from celebratory rockets, ranging from professional public fireworks displays to amateur impromptu backyard […]