Retinal Tears and Detachments

Retinal Tears and Detachments

Retinal Tears and Detachments Retinal tears and detachments happen when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is a layer of tissue that’s light-sensitive and sends visual information through the optic nerve to the brain. Without it, we are...
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness. The most common form of the disease occurs when the ocular drainage canals become clogged over...
Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD, is a medical condition that usually affects older adults. This vision-stealing disease is the result of degeneration to the macula. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the...
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the eye does not produce enough tears, or the tears are too thin to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye syndrome...
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances are of...