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Retinal Cancer Symptoms

Cancers affecting the retina usually occur in the choroid, a dense layer of blood vessels that supplies the retina.

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February 17, 2017

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ARC Phoenix Recognizes National Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in adults ages 20 to 74 within the United States? In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Associated Retina Consultants is raising awareness

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ARC Travels to Meoqui, Mexico for Eye Care Medical Mission Trip

Dr. Benjamin Bakall, retina specialist at Associated Retina Consultants, recently traveled to Meoqui, Mexico on an eye care mission trip with VOSH International.

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February 17, 2017

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Avoid Calcium Overuse to Prevent AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been shown to have a correlation with excessive calcium intake, according to the American Optometric Association. A study published recently in JAMA Ophthalmology delved into calcium supplements and the correlation with AMD.

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February 17, 2017

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Common Retinal Diseases

Your retinas are thin layers of tissue on the inside back walls of your eyes. Retinas send information to your brain via your optic nerve, allowing you to see.

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February 17, 2017

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Could a Meat-less Diet Prevent Cataracts?

This question continues to attract attention, after a study published in 2011 by the University of Oxford seemed to link the risk of cataracts with a high meat diet. At Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix, Arizona, we are occasionally asked this question by a patient who has heard of the study.

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February 17, 2017

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Cystoid Macular Edema Causes

Cystoid macular edema occurs when the macular becomes swollen. The macula is an oval-shaped area near the center of the retina.

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February 17, 2017

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Cystoid Macular Edema: Causes

Cystoid macular edema is a painless condition which affects the central retina or macula. The front of the eye contains a lens that focuses images on the inside of the back surface of the eye.

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February 17, 2017

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Detached Retina Symptoms

The retina is a light-sensitive membrane located at the back of the eye. When light passes through the eye, the lens focuses an image on the retina.

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February 17, 2017

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Detached Retina Symptoms Require Quick Treatment

Has your vision specialist mentioned retinal detachment and you are not sure what it is? Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue.

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February 17, 2017