Category Archives: Wellness Glossary

Red and White Bean & Orange Salad

Copyright 2015. The Food Fairy. All rights reserved. Red and White Bean & Orange Salad Yield: 6 servings  Ingredients 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 shredded carrot 2 celery, sliced 3-4 small summer or Campari tomatoes, large dice ½ red onion or about ½ cup, …

Corn & Collard Salad

Looking for something healthy for lunch or dinner?  Check out this delicious recipe from our patient, The Food Fairy. Copyright 2013. The Food Fairy. All rights reserved. Corn & Collard Salad Serves 6-8 Ingredients   4 ears of fresh corn on the cob   1 cup yellow onion, cut into bite-sized pieces   1/4 cup …


Glaucoma is often referred to as a silent visual disease.  What that means is that glaucoma often has no symptoms, causes no pain, and vision stays relatively normal or changes so gradually that most patients don’t notice changes until it has dramatically progressed.

Flashes, Floaters, and Vitreous Detachment

There is a jelly-like substance called the vitreous that fills the inside of the eye and gradually shrinks with time.  Floaters are little “cobwebs” or condensed spots of vitreous that float around in your field of vision.  They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines.

Chronic Dry Eye

Elderly people frequently experience dryness of the eyes, but chronic dry eye can occur at any age.  Nearly five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to have dry eye.  Of these, more than three million are women and more than one and a half million are men.  Tens of millions more …