Ask the Expert: What can be done about droopy eyelids?

October 1, 2019
Question: What happens to our eyelids as we age and what can be done about it? Answer by Andrea Joplin, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud It’s not uncommon for aging eyelids to ...

Ask the Expert: What is glaucoma?

August 1, 2019
Answers provided by Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease where loss of vision takes place due to damage to the optic nerve, usually starting in the peripheral ...

Ask the Expert: What are floaters?

July 1, 2019
Answers provided by Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What are floaters? Light entering your eye is focused by the lens, then this image passes to the back of the eye where the retina ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about dry eyes?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What can I do for my dry eyes? Dry eyes is one of the more common eye symptoms that there is. We call it ...

Ask the Expert: Why should I get an eye exam?

March 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Andrea Joplin M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Why should I get an eye exam? If I can see well and my eyes feel good why should I get my eyes ...

Ask the Expert: Can cataracts grow back after surgery?

January 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Can cataracts grow back after surgery? Well, yes, in a way. First, though, a review of what a cataract is and how it’s ...

Ask the Expert: Can I prevent macular degeneration?

November 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration refers to a number of diseases which affect the center of the retina, called the “macula.” The macula ...

Ask the Expert: Why are my eyes dry, red and irritated?

August 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What causes the dryness and irritation of the eyes that I experience from time to time? The surface of the eye requires moisture in ...