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Retinal Diseases that Cause Blindness

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of the retina is the macula.

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February 17, 2017

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Retinitis Pigmentosa Definition

Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative disease that is inherited and can cause severe vision impairment.

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February 17, 2017

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Retinitis Pigmentosa Symptoms

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment due to the progressive degeneration of cells in the retina. This form of retinal dystrophy manifests initial symptoms independent of age; thus, RP diagnosis can occur anywhere from early infancy to late adulthood.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Retinitis pigmentosa refers to a group of rare, genetic eye diseases which cause slow but progressive vision loss due to the progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptor cells in the retina.

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Schedule Your Diabetic Retinal Exam Today

Over 25 million Americans suffer from diabetes. People suffering from diabetes are at increased risk of vision loss. There are many eye diseases directly linked to diabetes.

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February 17, 2017

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Spring into Allergy Eye Relief

Beautiful springtime weather inevitably brings watery eyes, swollen eyes and itchy eyes. Contrary to what some might think, Arizona’s dry climate actually increases the intensity of wind-borne allergens such as pollen.

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February 17, 2017

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Stages of Macular Holes

A macular hole is a condition where a full-thickness hole develops in the central retina or macula. A small break develops in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue.

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Summer Is Here and So Is the Potential for Sun Damage to Your Retinas

Summer is finally here, after what turned out to be a grueling winter for many parts of the country. With warmer temperatures comes outdoor adventure and activities. As the sun increases intensity, the potential grows for damage to your eyes and your retinas. It only takes a short amount of time looking at the sun to damage the retinas.

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February 17, 2017

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Symptoms of Eye Cancer

Eye cancer in adults refers generally to several types of cancer that can develop in the eye. Eye cancer can impact all parts of the eye and can be either metastatic (spread from other areas) or primary.

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Uveitis Symptoms

In the eye, the uvea is the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. When the uvea becomes inflamed, it is known as uveitis.

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February 17, 2017