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What is a Retina Specialist?

Retina specialists are medical doctors that have specialized in ophthalmology and sub-specialized in diseases and surgery of the vitreous body of the eye and retina. They have received one or two years of additional training in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical treatment of disorders of the retina, macula, and vitreous. A retina specialists training […]

Retinal Vein Occlusion & Retinal Testing

Retinal Vein Occlusions For years it has been known that laser treatment is beneficial in the treatment of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusions and Central Retinal Vein Occlusions. Other treatments including steroid injections, anti VEGF injections and various surgical procedures have also been utilized for these conditions. While it has been known from extensive clinical experience […]

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Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is the leading cause of vision loss in persons with diabetes. It is a consequence of diabetic retinopathy that affects the eyes causing buildup of fluid in a region of the retina called the macula. Edema is swelling caused by fluid retention. The macula is a small, oval-shaped area near the […]

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The Cause of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye disease that can affect those suffering from diabetes. It causes damage to the blood vessels located within the retina The result of Diabetic Retinopathy is often irregular blood vessels that can get swollen and leak or restrict blood from flowing through them. The damaged vessels are then sometimes replaced by […]

Macular Hole Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Understanding A Macular Hole So, what exactly is a macular hole? A macular hole in the eye is a condition in which a small piece in the center of the retina is missing. Causes Though there are specific circumstances that may be thought to lead to a macular hole in the eye, usually this eye […]

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Retinitis Pigmentosa Facts

Retinitis Pigmentosa Also referred to as RP and rod cone dystrophy, retinitis pigmentosa is a category of genetic eye diseases where the retina is negatively impacted. RP is typically caused by genetic mutations that have been passed down from family members, but it can happen spontaneously without a family history. Symptoms and Diagnosis Even though […]

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Living With Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD or ARMD, affects as many as 11 million Americans and is the leading cause of vision loss for individuals over the age of 60. Unfortunately, the damage caused by AMD is not always reversible. If it goes untreated, AMD can quickly progress and cause your vision to deteriorate […]