Over the Rainbow
    March 15, 2006
    Over the Rainbow

    Around the same time your baby is consciously reaching and grasping, he undergoes a gradual transformation that is as remarkable as the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy leaves the black-and-whit…

    High-dose Amoxicillin
    January 21, 2003
    High-dose Amoxicillin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The best dose of amoxicillin has changed in recent years. The change to high-dose amoxicillin came because many bacteria were getting partially resistant to it. Rather than switch…

    Contact Lenses
    January 4, 2003
    Contact Lenses

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Contacts have been in the news recently with the FDA warning consumers about the dangers of nonprescription, "costume" contacts. These can cause eye irritation, infections, and so…

    Convergent Strabismus
    January 3, 2003
    Convergent Strabismus

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Strabismus is quite common in children, affecting about 1 in 25 kids. Convergent strabismus or esotropia is a condition where the eyes turn slightly in. Often convergent strabismu…

    Pseudostrabismus
    November 2, 2002
    Pseudostrabismus: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: False eye turn, Pseudoesotropia Introduction to pseudostrabismus: Pseudostrabismus may sound like an unfamiliar term, but it is one of the most common reasons for children to visit a…

    Farsightedness
    October 29, 2002
    Farsightedness: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hyperopia Introduction to farsightedness: When parents take their child for an eye exam for any reason, they are likely to hear that their child has hyperopia. What does this mean? W…

    medfrd1333
    October 23, 2002
    Amblyopia (Lazy eye): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to amblyopia: Sometimes even children with perfect eyes can't see well. How can this be? What is amblyopia? Practice makes perfect. Young eyes need practice in order for mature vision to …

    Bacterial Conjunctivitis Treatment
    April 11, 2001
    Bacterial Conjunctivitis Treatment

    Dr.Greene's Answer: Conjunctivitis is a broad term that means inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. Bacteria, viruses, allergens, irritants, or toxins can cause it. Viral conjunctivitis is commo…

    Seeing Color
    December 29, 1997
    Seeing Color

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The dazzling experience of color begins when light strikes a canvas of tightly-packed nerve cells in the back of the eye. These rods and cones, as they are commonly called, fire a…

    Is My Child Color Blind
    December 29, 1997
    Is My Child Color Blind?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The dazzling experience of color begins when light strikes a canvas of tightly-packed nerve cells in the back of the eye. These rods and cones, as they are commonly called, fire a…

    What is Color Blindness?
    December 29, 1997
    What is Color Blindness?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The dazzling experience of color begins when light strikes a canvas of tightly-packed nerve cells in the back of the eye. These rods and cones, as they are commonly called, fire a…

    Sunglasses and Kids
    March 17, 1997
    Sunglasses and Kids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: One of the great wonders of the human body is the ability of damaged cells to be repaired or replaced. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Each day, about 1% o…

    Retinoblastoma
    November 22, 1996
    Retinoblastoma

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: When you see the red-eye effect in a photograph, you are looking at a clue to the presence or absence of retinoblastoma, an important childhood cancer. Retinoblastoma, which is us…