Author: drthirion

Does Smoking Marijuana Lower My Eye Pressure?

This is a really popular question I get as an eye doctor. Although marijuana can lower eye pressure, it isn’t really recommended due to the side effects, short duration of action, and lack of evidence. Worldwide Blindness After cataracts, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 60 million people. Glaucoma is […]

What is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Frequently I have patient’s come into the office because their eye is blood red. Most of the time, these patients don’t even notice it themselves. Usually they will say “My husband/wife/etc. looked at me and freaked out!” These subconjunctival hemorrhages look really bad, but they actually come without symptoms, other than redness, and are typically […]

Review of the New Treatment for Macular Degeneration Called Syfovre

There has been some news regarding macular degeneration that came out a few weeks ago and I wanted to talk a bit about that today. The FDA has approved Syfovre (pegcetacoplan) for the treatment of geographic atrophy due to dry age-related macular degeneration.  What is Geographic Atrophy? Geographic atrophy is a chronic progressive degeneration of […]