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Skouras Eye Centre Blog

What Is Keratoconus?

June 19, 2017

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped window that lies at the front of the eye, focusing light. Because the cornea is dome-shaped, it allows light to focus as it enters the eye. When the cornea changes shape, the rays of light will be out of focus and vision will be distorted and blurry. This is...  read more

What’s The Best Solution For Dry Eyes?

June 12, 2017

Dry eyes can make you miserable; however, most people wait until it gets really unbearable before visiting their eye care professional. In fact, dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases because people try to treat it on their own with over-the-counter drops that only offer temporary relief. Dry eye can cause major...  read more

Why The YAG Posterior Capsulotomy Procedure Has Become The Preferred Method

June 5, 2017

The natural lenses of our eyes should be clear. This allows for them to refract (bend) the rays of light that come into the eye, letting us see. If you suffer from cataracts, you will endure hazy vision due to the clouding of the lenses. Cataracts make everything you see appear blurry and less colourful....  read more

Eight Things To Expect In The First 24 Hours After LASIK

June 1, 2017

After undergoing LASIK eye surgery, the first 24 hours is crucial to the overall healing process. You will be asked to take it easy and relax. You will not be able to wear contacts or glasses and have to avoid any physical activity. Once the healing process is complete you will be able to resume...  read more

The Evolution of Dry Eye Management

August 25, 2015

Dry eyes is one of the most common reasons a patient will visit a health care practitioner. Excessive tearing, red eyes, foreign body or gritty sensation, itchy, burning and fluctuating vision are all symptoms of dry eyes that a patient may experience. Once a patient has been diagnosed with dry eye, the course of action...  read more

Healthy Habits for Eye Health

June 11, 2015

Everyone knows that eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for your heart but proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle also play a major role in the health of your eyes as well Eating healthy for Eye Health Dark,  Leafy Greens Leafy greens such as Kale, Spinach and collards are high in lutein and...  read more

Diseases That Can Be Detected During an Eye Exam

February 17, 2015

You’ve probably heard the saying, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” Did you know that your eyes are also a window into your general health? More than 30 conditions can show symptoms in the eyes! This is one of the reasons it is so important to schedule regular eye exams. An eye exam...  read more

Common Misconceptions about LASIK

January 7, 2015

There is a lot of information floating around about LASIK, and not all of it is true. There is a chance that these misconceptions could prevent certain people from enjoying the life-changing benefits of LASIK surgery. Ophthalmologist Nicholas Skouras is committed to spreading the truth about LASIK and making it an accessible option for those...  read more

Thermal Eyelid Tightening

December 4, 2014

Over time, the body gradually stops producing collagen and elastin, two proteins that are crucial for healthy, elastic skin. Without an ample amount of these proteins, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. One area of the body that may be affected by this development in the natural aging process is the eye...  read more

How Botox and Juvederm Can Help You Age Gracefully

November 21, 2014

Many people start to notice subtle signs of aging in their thirties. For example, the skin may start to wrinkle or show fine lines. The cheeks and lips may lose healthy looking volume and the face may look tired or sad. Fortunately, the cosmetic industry is saturated with products to address these concerns and restore...  read more