2018 Retina Symposium for General Opthalmologists

 Please join us for the 2018 RETINA SYMPOSIUM Earn 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM General Ophthalmologists Program-(Licensed in Arizona) RSVP BY: April 5th 2018 to Michelle Kelly @ michellek@associatedretina.com or online at : RSVP 2018 Symposium Date:      Wednesday,…

Published: February 20, 2018

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Retinal Detachment Symptoms

Retinal detachment is a serious medical emergency and is characterized by the separation of the retina from the back of the eye. Without urgent treatment, retinal detachment will result in permanent vision loss. The retina is one of the most important structures in your eye because it converts what you…

Published: February 18, 2018

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Retinal Tear Recovery

The retina is the layer of specialized nerve tissue lining the back of the eye that allows you to see. The inside of the eye is filled with a clear gel-like substance called the vitreous. As we get older, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina…

Published: February 11, 2018

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Glaucoma Care

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is caused by fluid buildup behind the eye. This buildup puts pressure on your optic nerve and damages it. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma…

Published: February 4, 2018

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AMD Support Group 2018

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), joining a support group may be one of the most beneficial ways to cope with adjusting to vision loss. A support group offers the opportunity to connect with others, share concerns, explore resources and find possible…

Published: January 30, 2018

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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the result of a body not producing or not responding to the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to regulate our blood glucose levels and takes the sugar out of the blood…

Published: January 28, 2018

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Vision Therapy

Like any other skill, visual skills are developed as we grow. Since they are developed, they can generally be improved by therapy if they are not developing properly. During vision therapy in Phoenix, your doctor prescribes individually appropriate visual tasks and exercises to be practiced daily. Repetition of these…

Published: January 21, 2018

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What Causes Retinal Tears and Detachments?

Retinal tears and detachments occur when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is the thin layer of light-sensing nerve cells lining the inside back of your eye. It converts light rays into signals which are sent through the optic nerve to your brain where…

Published: January 16, 2018

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Retinoscopy

If you are having an issue with your vision, you may be suffering from a refractive error. To better determine if your eyes are affected by refractive errors, your doctor will complete a comprehensive eye examination, which will include a retinoscopy. What is a Retinoscopy? Retinoscopy is an examination of…

Published: January 9, 2018

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The Importance of Eye Exams as You Age

At Associated Retina Consultants, we recommend annual eye exams for all our patients. Regular eye exams are an important part of protecting your vision. Taking care of your eyes ensures that you will have good vision as you age. Staying on top of your health is important at every age,…

Published: January 2, 2018

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