Eye Center

A recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders, the physicians and staff of the UPMC Eye Center work to improve patients’ quality of life through vision preservation and restoration. We personalize and individualize care for each patient, and our care is always patient-focused.

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What is Astigmatism?

A refractive error is when the shape of your eye prevents light rays from properly coming together on the retina and cause images to blur. Astigmatisms are one type of refractive error and the one of the most common reason why a person goes to see an eye doctor. Cholappadi… Read more »

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Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, or Optician?

One of the most common sources of confusion when deciding who to see for any given related problem is: What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, and an optician? An optician is a specialist who assists in the filling of a prescription for eyeglasses. Opticians are trained to… Read more »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Floaters

Vitreous floaters, more commonly known as eye floaters, are small spots that appear in your vision. Denise Gallagher, MD, an ophthalmologist at UPMC Eye Center explains more about the cause and treatment of eye floaters. What Are the Causes of Eye Floaters? The most common cause is aging.  It is… Read more »

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy While Wearing Contacts

Contact lenses are a safe and effective way for people to enjoy good and comfortable vision without glasses. However, if the proper precautions aren’t taken, they could cause severe eye problems. To Experts at the UPMC Eye Center offer their best advice to keep your eyes healthy while wearing contacts. Keep… Read more »

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