Solar Eclipse on April 8: How to Safely Observe It

April 8, 2024, will mark a captivating astronomical event: a total solar eclipse visible from several regions of the globe, including Quebec. This natural spectacle will undoubtedly be fascinating, but it is essential to take precautions to observe this event without compromising your visual health. What is a Solar Eclipse? A solar eclipse occurs when…

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

The following information is written as part of the World Glaucoma Week 2024 and is presented by the Quebec Glaucoma Foundation. To support the fight against this insidious disease, we encourage you to make a donation via the foundation’s website. What are the characteristics of this eye disease? Glaucoma is a complex eye disease characterized…

Refractive Surgery at Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinics

Vision correction at Bellevue clinics is achieved through refractive surgery, a procedure aimed at addressing vision issues such as hyperopia, myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. This intervention utilizes medical tools such as lasers and intraocular lenses (IOLs) to restore the eye to a state of unimpaired refraction. Definitions Refraction: Ocular refraction refers to the process by…

Eye Health: How to Preserve Your Vision for a Great Start to the Year?

Eye health is a crucial aspect of our well-being, often overlooked. At the start of this year, let’s focus on preserving our sight. With the omnipresence of screens and harmful environmental factors, taking care of our eyes is essential. Understanding the Basics of Eye Health The eye, a complex organ, is sensitive to many factors.…
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Medical Empathy in the Diagnosis of Glaucoma

The trend of seeking medical information on the internet is growing, with more and more patients turning to the web for insights after receiving a diagnosis or prior to consenting to a medical or surgical treatment. A quick Google search on the question, “What happens if I’m diagnosed with glaucoma?” often yields discouraging results, such…

LASIK & Phacorefractive Surgery

Refractive surgeries (vision correction) are elective medical procedures that offer an alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses. Among these, the Bellevue ophthalmology clinics offer LASIK and phacorefractive surgery. But what are the differences between the two surgeries and who are they for? Custom Bladeless LASIK Newly offered at our clinic, Custom LASIK is a…

World Glaucoma Week 2023

World Glaucoma Week, which takes place from March 12 to 18, 2023, is an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the detection and treatment of this disease. What is glaucoma? Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide? It is a degenerative disease of the optic nerve that…