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Office Virus Prevention Guidelines

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) COVID19 Patient Information Update for MERSI Eye Center and OIUF Under Governor Baker’s Phase 2 reopening guidelines for Massachusetts, medical practices are now able to provide all care, including routine appointments.  MERSI has remained open throughout the pandemic, treating our essential patients with great success.  We have implemented the following prevention guidelines so … Continue reading Office Virus Prevention Guidelines

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Dear Patients, We always recommend for those of you on immunomodulatory therapy to be vigilant about practicing universal precautions to prevent getting ill (see below).  The flu is a concern each year, which is why we recommend and encourage you to get the flu shot and now, we have a new viral illness in addition … Continue reading Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Diabetic Retinopathy

By Peter Y. Chang, MD         Diabetes affects 415 million adults worldwide, and it is becoming more prevalent in children and adolescent thanks to the unhealthy diets and physical inactivity that have become the hallmarks of our modern society. Excessive hunger and thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, fatigue, and blurry vision are the classic early … Continue reading Diabetic Retinopathy

Psoriasis and Eye Inflammation

By Peter Y. Chang, MD August is Psoriasis Awareness month. Do you know that there is an association between psoriasis and uveitis and other types of inflammatory eye diseases? Psoriasis is due to an overactive immune system resulting in an accelerated growth rate of skin cells. It is characterized by patches of red, scaly, and … Continue reading Psoriasis and Eye Inflammation

AIDS and the Eye

AIDS and the Eye C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR The ocular manifestations of AIDS revolve primarily around infectious and malignant disease. Prior to the advent of multi-drug “cocktail” therapy for HIV infection, opportunistic infectious disease of the eye was extremely common, and, in fact was a sentinel “marker” for a marked reduction in CD4 … Continue reading AIDS and the Eye

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