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Retinal Tears and Detachment

The vitreous is a clear gel that fills the back of the eye and is attached to the retina. As we age, this gel becomes fluid-like. This liquefaction may also be caused by previous inflammation inside the eye, nearsightedness, or trauma to the eye. This fluid moves as the eyeball moves and tugs on the… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a major cause of loss of vision. If the patient receives proper care and treatment, diabetic retinopathy rarely causes blindness. The retina (back of the eye) is made up of two parts: the macula and the peripheral retina. The macula is in the center of the retina. It allows you to see… Read More

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is most often related to the aging process. Many patients begin to notice changes in their vision around the age of 50. Macular degeneration usually begins with spots on the retina called drusen. These usually do not affect the vision. The presence of the drusen does not necessarily mean that a patient will… Read More

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion (or RVO) is a disease of the retina that affects approximately 180,000 people each year in the US. The retinal veins are an important part of your eye’s normal circulation. A retinal vein occlusion is the blockage of one of these veins. It is second only to diabetic retinopathy as a cause… Read More

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