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Macular Degeneration – Wet

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field due to damage to the macula of the eye. There are two types of macular degeneration, classified as wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the most common and least…

Published: May 2, 2017

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Macular Degeneration Doctors

It’s important to understand that with macular degeneration, you are dealing with two issues: the medical condition causing vision loss and the vision loss itself. Macular degeneration doctors include retina specialists and low vision specialists. These well-trained doctors can assist you with diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration as…

Published: April 25, 2017

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Diabetic Eye Exam Frequency

Diabetes is a leading cause of preventable, new onset blindness in working-age adults. Diabetes can harm your eyes by causing damage to the small blood vessels in your retina, located at the back of your eye. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes also increases your risk of glaucoma and…

Published: April 18, 2017

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Flying and Retinal Detachments

A retinal detachment is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention and treatment to avoid loss of vision. Retinal detachment can occur for any number of reasons including advanced disease (diabetic retinopathy), trauma (a sudden blow to the head) or from aging (the most common cause). The retina…

Published: April 11, 2017

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What is a Retinal Eye Exam?

Visiting an eye care professional for a comprehensive retinal exam is an important part of maintaining healthy vision. A retinal exam involves dilating the pupils and looking into the eyes with a bright light and a special microscope to visualize the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels that are at…

Published: April 4, 2017

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Symptoms of Eye Cancer

Many times, eye cancer does not have symptoms, especially in the early stages. When symptoms of eye cancer are present, they vary from person to person. People with eye cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. These symptoms do not always indicate eye cancer. However, it is important…

Published: March 28, 2017

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Retinal Exams

Regular eye examinations are an important step in protecting our valuable sense of sight. It is important to have annual eye examinations that include the clinical evaluation of your retina (back of your eye).  Retinal exams involve dilating the pupils and viewing the eyes with a bright light and a…

Published: March 23, 2017

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Retinal Eye Diseases

The back of the eye is made up of the retina and vitreous. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. The vitreous is the gel-like substance that allows the eye to…

Published: March 15, 2017

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Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes can harm your eyes. Along with the many unpleasant side effects of the disease, diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in your retina, leading to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes also increases your risk of having glaucoma, cataracts or other eye problems. Below are some diabetic…

Published: March 6, 2017

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What is a Retina Specialist?

A retina specialist is a medical doctor who has specialized in ophthalmology and subspecialized in diseases and surgery of the vitreous body of the eye and the retina.

Published: February 17, 2017

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