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Dr. Shanbom on Health.com

What’s that Itch? If your eyes are red and watery as well as itchy, you can probably blame allergic conjunctivitis—a reaction to irritants like mold, dust, pet dander, or pollen. The symptoms can wax and wane, says Michigan-based ophthalmologist Steven Shanbom, MD. When they crop up, get away from the trigger if possible, and use… Read More


Dr. Shanbom quoted about Sleep Deprivation

Recently, Dr. Steven Shanbom was quoted in an article on Health.com about health and the effects of sleep deprivation. Check out the article, it’s full of interesting information regarding sleep deprivation and tips on how to remedy it! Most people need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. But, many of us never get close… Read More


Dr. Shanbom talks to Health.com about Roseanne Barr’s eye diseases

Recently, Roseanne Barr announced she was losing her vision due to two eye diseases she was battling simultaneously. Roseanne Barr has both macular degeneration and glaucoma which, over time, can cause blindness. Roseanne Barr is best known for her tv show, Roseanne. Dr. Shanbom was quoted in a Health.com article that spoke openly of Roseanne… Read More


Facts About Eye Dominance

Did you know your brain can play favorites? Many people have a dominant eye, which means their brains prefer the visuals obtained through one eye versus the other. Here are some interesting facts about eye dominance. Sixty-five percent of people have a dominant eye that is the same as their dominant hand. That is, if… Read More


Is It Ripe? 3 Myths About Cataracts.

When it comes to your health, it pays to have the facts. Myths just create fear and contribute to poor decision making. Here are 5 myths about cataracts and their accompanying realities. Use these facts to help you make the best choices for your health. Myth #1 A cataract needs to be ripe before you… Read More


Macular Degeneration – What Can You Do to Help Stop It?

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age and one of the areas that begins to deteriorate as we grow older is our eyes. One of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). In this condition , the retina becomes blocked by debris, which… Read More


Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune disorder that impacts the tissues of the eyes and the eyelids. Like other autoimmune disorders, thyroid eye disease cause the body to attack itself. In this disease, there is an adverse reaction that occurs between the fatty tissues of the eye and the white blood cells known as lymphocytes…. Read More


What Is Glaucoma?

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition that can be caused by increased pressure from the fluid inside the eye. This pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve. In a healthy eye, this fluid flows out of the eye through a mesh-like path. If this path is blocked, or does not allow good… Read More


A Kaleidoscope of Information on Ocular Migraines

Visual disturbances with migraine headaches are quite common. Auras that precede or occur at the same time as migraine headaches can include visual symptoms that include flashes of light, blind or shimmering spots, kaleidoscope or zigzag patterns in your field of vision. However, some people experience these visual disturbances without the pain of a migraine… Read More


Trouble Driving at Night?

Why is night driving so difficult for so many people? One obvious answer is darkness. Since your ability to perceive and judge distance is severely impaired at night – the human eye requires light to see – night driving can be quite challenging. An estimated 90 % of all driver decisions are made based on… Read More