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The information on this blog is strictly for educational purposes, and doesn't constitute medical advice intended to diagnose or treat disease in a particular patient. As always, patients should contact their doctor for purposes of diagnosis and treatment.

April 25, 2017

What it Means When a Retina Specialist Suggests a Micropulse Laser Treatment

If you have been recommended micropulse laser treatment by your retina specialist, you probably have a few questions about what the procedure entails and whether or not it’s right for you. Micropulse laser treatment is used to treat retinal diseases and glaucoma. The procedure is being offered by more eye specialists because of its safety … Continued

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April 18, 2017

What Happens to Your Eyes As You Age

If you’ve already hit the 40-year mark, you know some of the ways that your eyes have changed. You probably can’t go out for dinner and order off the menu without your eyeglasses, for example. Presbyopia is a condition that happens to all of us and nothing to be concerned about. However, other problems can … Continued

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April 11, 2017

5 Signs You Need to Visit an Eye Doctor

Unlike the dentist, it’s not necessary to see the eye doctor every 6 months. A comprehensive eye exam every couple of years is enough to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision stays sharp. You will need more frequent eye exams if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma or diabetes. You … Continued

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March 28, 2017

What a Comprehensive Eye Exam Should Include

Getting your yearly eye exam is an important part of staying healthy. At the age of 40, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting a baseline eye exam. If you have vision problems, underlying health conditions or are at risk for eye disease, you don’t need to wait until 40 to have an exam. What … Continued

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March 21, 2017

What is a Vitreo-Retinal Surgery?

Vitreoretinal eye surgery refers to a group of procedures that are done deep inside the eye’s interior. This part of the eye is where the vitreous and retina are found, making vitreoretinal surgeries highly delicate. The purpose of a vitrectomy is to restore, preserve and improve vision for a wide range of conditions, including age-related … Continued

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March 9, 2017

How to Properly Handle a Scratched Cornea

A corneal abrasion is one of the most common eye injuries. It can be painful, leading to discomfort, red eyes and sensitivity to light. It’s important to see your eye doctor right away if you suspect a scratched cornea. These types of eye injuries can lead to infection and blurred vision if they aren’t treated. … Continued

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February 28, 2017

Why Do Retina Specialists Use Intravitreal Injections?

Intravitreal injections are used to deliver medication to the retina and other parts of the eye. By doing this, the drugs are absorbed by the eye as opposed to the rest of the body. Intravitreal injections treat a wide variety of conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disease. How the Process … Continued

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February 16, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

When you go to the eye doctor for a routine visit, do you come prepared with a list of questions? Do you even know which types of things to inquire about? Many people don’t. They wait all year to see an eye specialist and end up walking in and out in under an hour. Rather … Continued

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February 8, 2017

4 Amazing Advancements in Eye Surgery

You only get one set of eyes, so it’s exciting to hear when advancements in eye surgery have been made. Not only do these advancements allow us to protect and preserve eyesight, but also they make the surgical process less invasive. Let’s take a look at four amazing advancements in eye surgery and how they … Continued

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January 26, 2017

Dry Eye Syndrome: The Causes and Treatment

Dry eye syndrome is more than dry eyes. It’s a problem that involves your tears and how often they are produced. Your tears have an important purpose: they keep your eyes clean and healthy. The glands located in your upper eyelid are responsible for producing tears, and every time you blink, they are pushed across … Continued

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January 24, 2017

Just Turned 40? It’s Time to Visit an Ophthalmologist

If you recently blew out the candles on your 40th birthday cake, well, happy birthday! This milestone doesn’t have the best reputation because people officially move into “middle aged” status. Yet those who have lived to tell about it assure newcomers that this is one of the best decades! As you celebrate turning 40, make … Continued

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January 19, 2017

What Your Ophthalmologist Can Tell You About Alzheimer’s Disease

The eyes aren’t just windows to your soul. They are windows to your brain, too. If you want to know more about your potential risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, it’s possible that an eye exam can tell you more. Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto unveiled new technology that detects beta amyloid … Continued

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January 3, 2017

Gender Differences in Eye Health

It’s no secret that men and women see the world differently. Yet usually when we say this, it’s from an emotional standpoint, not a physical one. What you may not realize is that men and women actually do see the world differently thanks to variances in the hearing and olfactory systems. Male eyes are more … Continued

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December 30, 2016

The Effects of Winter on Your Eyesight

Keeping your eyes healthy through all four seasons is important. Many people give extra attention to their eyes in the summer because of the increased exposure to the sun. Yet winter deserves just as much precaution. Below are some of the most common ways that winter can impact the eyes and what you can do … Continued

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December 27, 2016

Start Early: How to Protect Your Baby’s Eye Health

Believe it or not, you should start thinking about your baby’s eye health as soon as you find out that you are expecting! While you might be tempted to leave things up to Mother Nature, there are steps you can take to protect your baby’s eyesight. Let’s explore what these are. Eat Healthy During Pregnancy … Continued

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December 6, 2016

Is it Possible to Reverse AMD Through Diet and Vitamins?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects over 15 million Americans. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, which is responsible for the central field of vision. AMD causes partial blindness and can take away the ability to drive, read and recognize faces. Though the exact cause of AMD isn’t known, … Continued

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November 29, 2016

Can a Stye Be Caused by Stress?

Some people notice that when they get stressed or run down, they are more likely to develop a stye. Is there a correlation between the two, or is it just coincidence? What Causes a Stye to Develop? A stye is caused by an infection that has occurred in the oil glands in the eyelid. Anyone … Continued

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November 22, 2016

What are the Most Common Causes of Vision Loss in Older Adults?

Vision loss in older adults is a major health concern. One in every three people has some form of a vision-reducing eye disease by the time they are 65 years old. Vision impairment can take its toll on many individuals, leaving them unable to perform certain tasks and putting them at risk for depression. As … Continued

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October 27, 2016

How a Simple Eye Exam Can Save Your Life

It’s hard to imagine that a simple eye exam could actually save your life, but it’s absolutely true. Deteriorating eyesight is a sign that something isn’t right, and it could be a serious, life-threatening condition, such as a brain tumor, causing the problems. The next time you think about skipping your annual eye exam – … Continued

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October 25, 2016

What’s the Difference Between Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration?

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry (atrophic) and wet (neovascular or exudative). In most cases of AMD, the condition begins as dry and progresses to the wet type. Although the condition occurs in both eyes, it does not have to progress at the same rate. It’s possible to have dry AMD … Continued

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October 13, 2016

3 Exercises That Effectively Reduce Eye Strain

Eye strain occurs when your eyes have been overused for an extended period of time, such as when you look at a computer screen all day. While eye strain does have side effects (headaches, blurred vision, dryness and discomfort), it doesn’t lead to long-term damage. If you battle eye strain frequently, you don’t have to … Continued

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September 29, 2016

7 Health Problems That Can Be Diagnosed Through the Eyes

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but can they also be windows to your health? It turns out that a general eye exam can be just as effective at determining your overall health as a yearly physical. If you’ve been putting off your eye exam because you feel that your … Continued

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September 27, 2016

What are the Risk Factors for Developing Ocular Cancer?

Ocular melanoma, or eye cancer, is the most common type of primary eye cancer in adults. Around 2,500 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. While ocular melanoma can occur in anyone of any age, it primarily happens to those who have light pigmentation of the eye and are in their 50s or older. … Continued

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September 13, 2016

What Causes the Blood Vessels in the Eye to Leak?

Retinal vein occlusion is a condition that happens when one of the retinal veins becomes blocked by a blood clot. Though it’s usually painless, the damage can lead to vision loss in the affected eye. The most common risk factors for this condition include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and glaucoma. The best … Continued

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September 1, 2016

What are Intravitreal Injections Used For?

If a retina eye specialist has recommended intravitreal injections to preserve your eyesight, you’re probably wondering what this type of treatment entails. No one likes to hear “injections” particularly when it involves the eye, so the very sound of this treatment can seem frightening. Rest assured that intravitreal injections are safe, effective and have mild … Continued

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August 30, 2016

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that results in too much sugar in the blood. It can be very serious and include symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger and fatigue. But there’s something else that many people don’t realize, and that’s the impact that diabetes can have on the eyes. When you have diabetes, … Continued

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August 16, 2016

6 Things You Need to Stop Doing with Your Contact Lenses

Wearing contacts is a blessing and a curse. For those people who don’t want to spend a lifetime wearing glasses, contacts are a wonderful alternative. Plus, there are some pretty neat designs out there that can change the color of your eye, enhance your natural color or make you look like the Mad Hatter. On … Continued

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July 28, 2016

What You Need to Know About Digital Fatigue and Its Effect on Your Eyes

Muscles are attached to the eyes, and they can get tired just as other muscles do. Even though the eye muscles are exceptionally strong, they can become strained and fatigued from sitting in front of a computer, a TV or under fluorescent lights for hours at a time. This is called visual fatigue. Today we … Continued

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July 20, 2016

Is It Normal to See Eye Floaters Every Day?

Eye floaters can be described as small spots or squiggles that move around in your field of vision. While they can show up at any time, they most commonly appear after looking at something bright such as the daytime sky. In most cases, eye floaters are harmless and won’t interfere with your vision. People become … Continued

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July 11, 2016

What is Uveitis and is it Treatable?

Uveitis is inflammation in the uvea or uveal layer of the eye. This is the middle of the three layers of the eye, and it includes the iris (colored part of the eye), choroid (thin membrane containing blood vessels) and the ciliary body (part of the eye that joins the two together). The uvea is … Continued

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July 5, 2016

10 Best Foods to Boost Your Eye Health

Eating a healthy, wholesome diet is not just good for your body but your eyesight, too! The risk for certain eye conditions increases with age, so it’s important to consider the types of foods you are eating and where you can add more nutrients into your diet. While it is still recommended that you see … Continued

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June 29, 2016

Protect Your Eyes This Summer with the Right Sunglasses

Usually when people shop for sunglasses, they’re more focused on how they look in them rather than how well they protect their eyes. However, there is a purpose to sunglasses that goes beyond making you look good. Sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day and are also a great defense against UV … Continued

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June 27, 2016

5 Ways to Prevent Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition that typically happens in older people and can lead to blurred vision or blindness. It affects millions of people around the world and is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. Though there is no cure for macular degeneration, also referred to as … Continued

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June 1, 2016


Empire Retina Consultants Launches New Website! We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, offering patients easy access to all the most frequently asked questions including information about our doctors, driving directions, phone numbers, and procedural questions.  

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May 15, 2016


Dr. Aizman was selected by the International Association of Ophthalmologists as a top Ophthalmologist in Brooklyn!

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March 18, 2014


We are happy to announce that Dr. Aizman has been nominated as a “Super Doctor” in New York for 2013-2014!

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April 13, 2009


Dr Aizman was interviewed on CBS Evening News on April 14, 2009 discussing the emerging epidemic of age-related macular degeneration.

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March 11, 2009


Dr Aizman was an invited guest speaker on NYU Langone Medical Center’s Doctor’s Radio- Sirius Channel 114. He talked about the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration and answered questions live on the air.

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February 21, 2009


Dr Aizman is recognized as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in 2009 by Consumer’s Research Council of America.

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