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The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute Sponsorship!

Julia Hersh Pony Trials The Cornea And Laser Eye Institute

The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute is proud to sponsor the NJ Regional Horse Trials that were held on June 2, 2018! Julia Hersh, who is a very active participant is volunteering at this event.  We look forward to participating in more events in the future! Good luck everyone and more importantly, have fun!—6-3-2018.html

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Topography-Guided LASIK


The cornea is the clear, dome-like outer lens of the eye (like a crystal on a watch). In LASIK, an excimer laser removes tissue from the center of the cornea to flatten its curvature and correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. The laser essentially reshapes the cornea’s front surface. To do this, the corneal stroma (the tissue […]

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CLEI Hosts Princeton Students for Princeternship Program

Dr. Peter Hersh and the CLEI staff

Dr. Peter Hersh and the CLEI staff recently hosted five students from Princeton University as part of their “Princeternship” Program. Taken directly from Princeton’s website, the definition of a Princeternship is, “A career exploration program sponsored by Career Services and a unique opportunity for students to investigate a career field and make professional connections by […]

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Exercise and Your Eye Health

Couple stretching in park

There are many reasons that people exercise – increased energy, weight loss, and several additional benefits. But have you ever heard how regular exercise can keep your eyes on their A game? Here is how regular exercise is helping your vision! Living a sedentary lifestyle can put you at risk of developing conditions like cataracts, […]

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3 Tips That Can Help You Decrease Your Risk Of Spring Allergies

Woman with Spring Allergies

With the long months of Winter coming to an end – we are all ready for it to be spring. But the rising temperatures also come with an increase of pollen and with that comes the negative side effects of spring allergies. You have probably found yourself, a victim, to spring allergies and the annoying […]

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

woman testing for macular degeneration

You have probably heard of a number of eye conditions ranging from pink eye, nearsightedness to cataracts but what do you know about macular degeneration? One important thing to know about macular degeneration is that it is currently the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It affects the lives of over 10 […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts

woman testing for macular degeneration

By the age of 80, you have a 50 percent chance of developing cataracts. If you are unaware of how cataracts can affect your vision, it is when your lens that is normally clear becomes clouded. When you are dealing with cataracts it will cause your vision to blur, making it difficult to complete your […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Pink Eye

Pink eye close up

Chances are you or someone you know has dealt with an irritating, common eye condition known as pink eye or conjunctivitis. If you have never had any first-hand experience with the side effects of pink eye, it is when your eye becomes infected and can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or an allergy. Pink […]

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Your Eye Health and Your Diet

Picnic food on wood tray

It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that are good for your overall health as well as your eye health! I’m sure you’ve heard to eat more carrots if you want strong eyes or fill your diet with leafy greens but what are you eating that could be harming your eye health? […]

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Could a Cure for Blindness Exist? Early Testing by Scientists Looks Positive

Close Up of Eye

Having the ability to see is an impressive skill, but it isn’t magic. The eye is an incredible complex piece of biology that is a little different for every species on the planet. One concept that remains consistent throughout though is how vision works. Vision is the product of all the cones, rods, and photoreceptors […]

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