What is a Retinal Vein Occlusion?

The retina is a complex system comprised of layers of photoreceptors that process light, allowing you to see clearly. A steady stream of blood supply of nutrients and oxygen is necessary for the retina to function properly. If vessels carrying this blood supply become blocked or obstructed, this is referred to as retinal vascular occlusion. […]

Retinal tear vs retinal detachment

The retina, located in the back of the eye, is an essential layer of cells where light is detected and sends a signal to your brain via photoreceptors. These signals allow you to understand and process the images around you. The retina, albeit small, plays a major role in vision. However, it is prone to […]

How Does Diabetes Affect The Retina?

Diabetes is a common disease that affects about 1 out of 10 Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. As for those aged 65 and older, over 25% are affected by diabetes. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to effectively produce and/or use insulin to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Too much glucose in the blood […]

Macular Edema: Causes and Treatments

The macula is part of the eye’s retina and is centrally located in the back of the eye. The primary function of the macula is to ensure seeing fine details clearly, which is especially important when driving or reading. If you notice that your vision has become wavy, objects look like they’re different sizes when […]