Bradley D. Geller, MD
Location and Office HoursBradley D Geller MD FAAO PA
6-19 Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
- wednesday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Does eating carrots improve vision?
Discovery Health answeredDr. Know debunks the myth that eating carrots will improve your vision. Learn more about vitamin A in this video from Discovery.
How can I tell if I need an eye exam?
RealAge answeredWhen you're looking for a tip-off to how your eyes are doing, here's one big clue: Check your night vision. Count how long it takes your eyes to recover from bright lights you see at night, especially when driving. Longer than usual? Say, seven seconds, as opposed to three? Might be time for a visit with your eye specialist. If you don't have any risk factors for eye disease and you're under 60, you can probably get by with seeing the eye doc every two years (annually if you're over 60). But go sooner if your eyes are giving you problems. In addition to the night vision test, Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD -- authors of the newly expanded YOU: The Owner's Manual -- suggest a couple of other quick do-it-yourself eye checks:
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- Fatigue test: If your eyes tire out faster during normal activity -- like reading or working on the computer -- it could be a sign of weakening eyesight.
- Endurance test: If your eyes get tired earlier in your daily routine than usual -- maybe you can't read in bed anymore, for example -- schedule a checkup.
How are eye and vision problems treated?
Your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) will monitor eye protrusion and eyelid retraction by taking precise measurements of your eyes. If the measurements are increasing, or if your symptoms are getting worse, treatment may be needed.
A combination of non-surgical and surgical methods may be used to treat your symptoms. Non-surgical treatment options may include:
- Applying lubricating ointment, artificial tears, or both to relieve some symptoms of dry eye
- Elevating your head at night to reduce muscle swelling
- Taking steroid medications by mouth to control the eye muscle swelling and inflammation
- Wearing sunglasses to relieve light sensitivity
- Applying cool compresses to the eyes to relieve the discomfort associated with eye irritation and inflammation
- Using eyeglasses with prisms to reduce double vision
Surgical treatment options may include:
- Repositioning the eye, the eye muscles, or both to relieve double vision and improve cosmetic appearance
- Repositioning eyelid muscles to correct eyelid retraction, relieve the effects of dry eye, and improve cosmetic appearance
- Removing scarred tissue from the muscles of the eye or eyelid
- Relieving compression on the optic nerve to preserve sight
Eye disorders caused by thyroid disease can usually be managed very successfully.
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