Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Holly M. Gross, M.D.

Enjoy the outdoors … and protect your eyes

May 2, 2021

Now that spring is here and the weather has turned nicer, many of us are excited to be able to spend more time on outdoor activities. Gardening, hiking, yard work, bicycling, golf, soccer and tennis are some of the activities to enjoy. While the aim is fitness and fun, it is important to note that…

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Allergy Season? The EYES Have It!

March 27, 2021

It’s Allergy Season! Spring is here!  The sun is out, the days are longer, the grass is growing and the flowers are blooming.  There is a sense of renewal, rebirth, hope.  For some though, spring brings misery as the trees, grasses and weeds release pollen into the air and cause those pesky allergy symptoms.  …

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Exercising

April 9, 2020

While being forced to stay home can lead to boredom and lethargy, it does not need to be the case. As a society we spend a lot of money on health clubs, gym memberships, fitness centers, etc.  I do the same, mostly because I find I push myself harder when in a class with an…

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Grilled Tuna with Pineapple-Orange Salsa

January 29, 2020

MAIN DISH GRILLED TUNA WITH PINEAPPLE-ORANGE SALSA (serves 4)  Ingredients:  1 cup pineapple chunks, drained ¼ cup orange juice 1 tbsp. chopped sweet onion (e.g. Vidalia, Walla Walla) ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 24 oz. tuna steaks 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. low-sodium teriyaki sauce  COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine pineapple, orange juice, onion, and red pepper…

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Computer Vision Syndrome – dry eyes, neck pain, blue light and more

May 29, 2019

Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, is not an actual medical diagnosis, but a term used to describe negative symptoms associated with viewing digital screens such as computers, tablets and smart phones.  CVS can present as tired eyes, dry eyes, tearing, blurred vision, eye pain, headaches and neck pain. Tired eyes can result from staring at a computer…

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Tips for the Eclipse

August 19, 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse will be darkening our skies on August 21, 2017.  The area of totality is in a narrow strip of the country from Oregon to South Carolina, but those of us in other parts of the country will at least see a partial solar eclipse, meaning the moon never quite completely blocks the sun.  The last…

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Protect Those Eyes All Year Long!

August 6, 2014

On every glasses prescription I dispense for distance glasses, there is a stamp that says “UV protection”. That way, I won’t forget to write it — I want everyone to have it. Ultraviolet rays can contribute to many eye diseases, including cataracts, growths on the eyeballs, retinal damage, and eyelid and eye cancers. The ultraviolet…

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How can my eyes be dry and tearing at the same time?!

November 19, 2013

Do you suffer from gritty, burning, red eyes? Do they feel dry, or sometimes excessively watery? Then you’re not alone. Estimates are that more than three million women over 50 and over 1.5 million men over 50 are affected by dry eye syndrome. The prevalence increases with age. You can see that women are twice…

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Food for Vision

June 12, 2013

According to a report published in February, 2012, Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on dietary supplements. However, as Linda pointed out in her previous blog, what to take and how much to take is unclear, and the evidence often contradictory. Millions of Americans take dietary supplements for eye health, weight loss, joint…

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