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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the tiny retinal veins in the eye becomes blocked by a blood clot. This means that blood cannot drain away from the retina as easily and there is a backlog of blood in the blood vessels of the retina. This can lead to…

Published: July 9, 2017

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Diagram of the Eye

Even though the eye is small, only about 1 inch in diameter, it serves a very important function – the sense of sight. The eye is one of the most complex organisms in the human body. It is made up of many distinct parts working in unison together and in…

Published: July 2, 2017

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Retinal Tear Prevention – Part Two

A retinal tear cannot be prevented but having routine eye exams will allow your doctor to look for signs of the condition. Although retinal tears are unavoidable, there are factors you can be aware of: Aging: As the eyes undergo the natural aging process, the liquid jelly-like material which…

Published: June 26, 2017

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Retinal Tear Prevention – Part One

A retinal tear is a rip that occurs in the retina of the eye. This happens when the vitreous liquid pulls on the retina. A retinal tear will often go undetected without eye checkups and exams because its symptoms are painless. Such symptoms include the appearance of, or an increase…

Published: June 19, 2017

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What is Macular Edema?

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina—a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused…

Published: June 12, 2017

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Retinal Examination Instruments – Part Two

Slit Lamp: A slit lamp is a microscope with a light attached that allows your doctor to closely examine the eye. This instrument is used to view structures of the eye such as the cornea, iris and lens. However, with special lenses, it is possible to examine the back of the…

Published: June 5, 2017

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Retinal Examination Instruments – Part One

A complete retinal examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough examination in Phoenix, many diagnostic tests will be performed. These are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A digital retinal…

Published: May 29, 2017

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Diabetic Eye Specialist

A diabetic eye specialist is an ophthalmologist with extensive experience in caring for common eye diseases that affect people with diabetes. Eye disease is very common among people with diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness…

Published: May 22, 2017

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Retinal Detachment Repair

The retina is the part of your eye that sends images through your optic nerve to the brain and is essential to your vision. Retinal detachment is a serious condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from the back of the eye and its blood supply. Without a blood…

Published: May 15, 2017

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Macular Degeneration – Dry

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the central part of the retina and results in distortion or loss of central vision. It commonly occurs in older adults and is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration. There are two type of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dry…

Published: May 8, 2017

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