Dr. Mark Siegel, MD FAAO

Protect your eyes from the summer sun

0 / June 6, 2013 2:05 am

By Mark S. Siegel, MD, FAAO June is UV Safety Awareness Month.  Dr. Siegel and the staff of Sea Island Ophthalmology takes this seriously, and wants to remind everyone of the importance of keeping their eyes protected from the sun, […]

May is Healthy Vision Month

0 / May 2, 2013 10:13 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO In honor of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s May monthly observance, I’d like to remind everyone of the importance of taking care of your eyes. Your eyes are an important part of your health. There […]

Keep your peepers safe this spring

0 / April 3, 2013 8:50 pm

By Dr. Mark Siegel You wouldn’t know it by our temperatures lately, but technically it is spring: typically warmer weather, longer days filled with outdoor sports and recreational activities like baseball, basketball, tennis, and fishing. Unfortunately, spring ushers in tens […]

March is Age-related macular degeneration awareness month

0 / March 6, 2013 8:16 pm

By Dr. Mark Siegel, MD FAAO  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over. Knowing your risk factors, being aware of your family history, and keeping regular appointments with your […]

Aspirin and AMD: Separating correlation from causation

0 / February 6, 2013 9:38 pm

By Mark S. Siegel A patient of mine recently asked me if he should stop his aspirin since he read an article about a study that showed that aspirin use may cause Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). (Never mind that this […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

0 / January 16, 2013 9:50 pm

By Mark Siegel January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number […]

‘You’ll shoot your eye out!’ Let’s avoid eye injuries this holiday season

0 / December 6, 2012 10:58 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Many of us remember the famous line from the much-loved movie “A Christmas Story.” Ralphie sets out to convince the world that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect gift.  “You’ll shoot your eye […]

Don’t let decorative contact lenses ruin Halloween

0 / October 18, 2012 9:51 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Websites often advertise decorative contacts as if they were cosmetics, fashion accessories or toys. With whimsical packaging and names, their targets are often teens and young adults. The truth: claims such as “one size fits […]

Cataract surgery reduces hip fracture risk

0 / August 16, 2012 2:02 pm

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Patients who had cataract removal surgery were found to have a 16% decrease in the risk of hip fracture compared with patients who did not undergo the procedure, according to an observational study of more […]

Marijuana and glaucoma: Separating fact and fiction

0 / July 26, 2012 6:01 am

By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO As an ophthalmologist, I literally treat thousands of patients with glaucoma. Over the years, I’ve been asked by numerous patients if smoking marijuana can treat their glaucoma. After all, medical marijuana has been promoted as […]