Dr. SullivanDr. Sullivan
Dr. OstoichDr. Ostoich
Dr. KleskenDr. Klesken
Dr. ContiDr. Conti
Ortho K lenses gently correct your vision while you sleep! In the morning, take out your lenses and see clearly! They are great for anyone who plays sports or has dry eyes. Our practice has had thousands of successful Ortho K fits.
LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery
Dr. Sullivan is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist trained at The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He performs Laser Vision Correction and clear lens extraction with the new bifocal implants. Call for a free in-office consultation.
New Multifocal Lens Implants
You can NOW enjoy the benefits of improving both near vision and far vision after cataract surgery! We offer our patients options for multifocal lens implants after cataract surgery to reduce dependence on glasses.
Eyelid Plastic Surgery
Dr. Conti is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid Plastic Surgery. He also offers Botox Cosmetic and Restylane. Call for a free in-office consultation.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that can cause red, irritated, itchy eyelids and the formation of a dandruff-like scales on eyelashes. It is a common eye disorder caused by either bacterial or a skin condition such as dandruff of the scalp or acne rosacea. It can affect people of all ages. Although uncomfortable, blepharitis is not contagious and generally does not cause any permanent damage to eyesight.
People with blepharitis may experience a gritty or burning sensation in their eyes, excessive tearing, itching, red and swollen eyelids, dry eyes, or crusting of the eyelids. For some people, blepharitis causes only minor irritation and itching. However, it can lead to more severe signs and symptoms such as blurring of vision, missing or misdirected eyelashes, and inflammation of other eye tissue, particularly the cornea.
Blepharitis can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination at Sullivan - Ostoich Eye Center. Testing, with special emphasis on evaluation of the eyelids and front surface of the eyeball, may include:
- Patient history to determine any symptoms the patient is experiencing and the presence of any general health problems that may be contributing to the eye problem.
- External examination of the eye, including lid structure, skin texture and eyelash appearance.
- Evaluation of the lid margins, base of the eyelashes and meibomian gland openings using bright light and magnification.
- Evaluation of the quantity and quality of tears for any abnormalities.
At Home Treatment:
Directions for a Warm Soak of the Eyelids:
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Moisten a clean washcloth with warm water.
- Close eyes and place washcloth on eyelids for about 5 – 10 minutes, reheating the washcloth as necessary.
- Repeat as directed by your doctor.
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Mix warm water and a small amount of non-irritating (baby) shampoo.
- Using a clean cloth (a different one for each eye) rub the solution back and forth across the eyelashes and edge of the closed eyelid.
- Rinse with clear water.
- Repeat with the other eye.