Who is Dr. Rudrani Banik?
Macular Degeneration Risk Factors
Although the causes of age-related macular degeneration are complex, many of the risk factors can be controlled. Some of the risk factors that are under our control such as smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight altogether and also around the abdomen, and sun...read more
What Are The Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?
Before symptoms are noticed, age-related macular degeneration can often be detected during an eye exam. During the early stages of AMD, small drusen or waste deposits are noticeable on the surface of the retina. A change in color or pigment can be seen on the macula....read more
How Does Ultraviolet Light and Blue Light Worsen Macular Degeneration?
Ultraviolet and Blue light ultraviolet light is the part of the spectrum of invisible light below 286nm to 400nm. This portion of the spectrum is harmful to the eye and can lead to cataracts and other diseases of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration....read more
What is Integrative Ophthalmology?
When I introduce myself to patients as an Integrative Ophthalmologist specializing in Functional Medicine, I often get quizzical looks. The response is usually, “I’ve never heard of that before! What exactly do you do?”read more
Are These Weight Loss Strategies Making Your Migraines Worse?
Adapted from MigraineAgain.com. https://www.migraineagain.com/weight-loss-make-migraines-worse/ Studies suggest a link between body mass index (BMI) and frequency, prevalence, and severity of migraines. If you have migraine and are overweight, a weight loss plan can...read more
Just A Pain In The Neck Or Something More- What Is A Cervicogenic Headache?
Adapted from MigraineAgain.com. https://www.migraineagain.com/understanding-cervicogenic-headache/ Cervicogenic headaches are a type of headache disorder concerning neck-related issues. Although not all headaches with neck pain are cervicogenic headaches, it is...read more
Take The First Step Towards Better Vision and Health
Perhaps you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Dr. Banik has set aside time to speak with new potential patients to decide if she is the best doctor for you.