Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in patients over the age of 50. The macula is the central part of the retina, and is responsible for fine… READ MORE

 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Elevated blood sugar and inflammation damages the blood vessels in the retina, which can lead to bleeding, swellingREAD MORE

 

Retina Vein Occlusion

The retina is filled with arteries and veins just like the rest of the body.  A common retinal problem occurs when there is a temporary blockage of one of the veinsREAD MORE

 

Retina Artery Occlusion

A retinal artery occlusion occurs when there is a blockage of one of the arteries in the retina.  This can occur in the main artery supplying blood to the retinaREAD MORE

 

Uveitis

Uveitis is a condition in which patients develop inflammation on the inside of the eye. Uveitis can result from infectious diseasesREAD MORE

 

Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters are a common symptom, and can cause much anxiety.  Luckily, most patients who experience flashes and floaters… READ MORE

 
 

Retinal Tear

Symptoms of retinal tears include flashing lights and floaters.  Retinal tears are most common in patients with myopia (near-sightedness), as these patients tend to have… READ MORE

Macular Hole

A macular hole is a hole in the very center of the retina, the macula.  Macular holes generally occur because of abnormal aging changes of the gel that fills the inside… READ MORE

 

Retina Detachment

A retinal detachment is a condition where fluid accumulates behind the retina, causing it to separate from the eye wall. Common symptoms include a dark shadow or curtain… READ MORE

 

Macular Pucker

Macular pucker is a condition where the normal architecture of the macula is disrupted due to the presence of a thin membrane which forms over the macula.  This membrane causes… READ MORE

 

Vitreous Hemorrhage

A vitreous hemorrhage is a bleed which fills up the back of the eye, causing extremely poor or dark vision. There are many causes of vitreous hemorrhages including diabetes… READ MORE