WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VITREOUS DETACHMENT

Posted by on October 3, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Growing older brings physical changes, and most people expect gradual signs of aging in their skin, hair, and joints. Many are aware that their sight can deteriorate over time, and it is common for the elderly to rely on visual aids to manage their daily activities. However, symptoms of posterior vitreous detachment can be unexpected and alarming, causing a bit of panic until an ophthalmologist appointment can be scheduled. These are the facts you need to know about this widespread condition.

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RETINAL TEAR AND RETINAL DETACHMENT

Posted by on September 18, 2018 · 4 Comments 

Our sight is deemed one of the most, if not the most, important of all our senses, yet we may tend to take it for granted. However, as we age, this trusted sense may begin to fail. One of the more serious problems that can develop is a retinal tear or retinal detachment.

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WHAT IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA?

Posted by on September 3, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) symptoms often appear during childhood or adolescence, a time when occasional clumsy periods aren’t uncommon … In reality, however, an awkward phase may not be the cause of frequent falls or sudden difficulty playing sports. In some cases, the symptoms may be due to decreased side (peripheral) vision or night blindness caused by RP.

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COMMON EYE INFECTIONS AMONG ADULTS

Posted by on August 2, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Just as with everything else, your eyes change throughout your life. That’s why many common eye conditions are experienced by older adults. As the structure and function of the eyes change, risk increases for ocular infections. If you are a mature adult or caring for one, keep reading to learn about the most common eye infections.

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KERATOCONUS ISSUES AND ANSWERS

Posted by on July 23, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Dieters will sometimes joke about waging their own personal “Battle of the Bulge” as they work to lose weight. But some individuals are more concerned about another “Battle of the Bulge” — a battle that can have serious consequences for their eyesight. Keratoconus, a progressive condition that causes the cornea to take on an abnormal bulging shape, can produce major refractive errors and other vision-limiting problems. But if you’re suffering from keratoconus, you’ll be happy to know that medical science offers a variety of options to treat your condition and optimize your eyesight.

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HOW TO MINIMIZE EYE IRRITATION FROM SPRING ALLERGIES

Posted by on May 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Seasonal allergies are a fact of life for many people throughout the US. An estimated 7.8% of the adult population suffers from allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Read More: Minimize Eye Irritation from Spring Allergies

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SMART STRATEGIES FOR FIGHTING AMD

Posted by on April 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can pose a serious threat to your eyesight, especially as you near your 60s. This disease progresses in stages, with each stage holding more potential to cause progressive, irreversible damage to your central field of vision. But while you might understandably fear the vision loss that this disorder can create, you should also know that you have the power to fight back against it. Read More: Smart Strategies for Fighting AMD

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ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)?

Posted by on March 29, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

When you have conjunctivitis, it’s common to think you just have minor eye irritation – that is, until your eye gets incredibly itchy and uncomfortable. Knowing what the common signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis are can save you a lot of discomfort, and help you decide when you should see the doctor for treatment. Read more about Pink Eye Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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WHAT IS CENTRAL SEROUS RETINOPATHY?

Posted by on March 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Located at the back of the eye, the retina is responsible for converting light into electrical signals that the brain interprets as images. The light-sensitive retina consists of many layers of tissue inside the eye, including the retinal pigment epithelium. The RPE separates the sensory part of the retina from the choroid, the layer that supplies the retina with nourishment.

The RPE prevents fluid and blood from entering the retina. If there is a small break in this layer, a fluid-filled, or serous, detachment forms under the retina and causes swelling in the macula. Since the macula — the central part of the retina — helps you see images in fine detail, too much fluid against it results in blurred or distorted vision, a condition known as central serous retinopathy (CSR). Read more about Central Serous Retinopathy

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WHAT IS CORNEAL EROSION?

Posted by on February 2, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Often called the “front window” of the eye, the sphere-shaped cornea is crucial to clear vision. You may not know the cornea is made of five different layers that work together to protect your eyes and help you focus on objects near and far. When the topmost layer, the epithelium, separates from the layer beneath (called the Bowman’s membrane) or any of the other layers, a condition known as corneal erosion can develop and cause pain, blurred vision or excessive watering. Because episodes of corneal erosion usually occur more than once, the problem is often referred to as recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES). Read more about Corneal Erosion

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