Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration, often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disorder associated with aging and results in damaging sharp and central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the central part the retina that allows the… Read More

Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Narrow angle glaucoma (also called acute angle-closure glaucoma or closed-angle glaucoma) is a serious type of glaucoma that occurs suddenly when fluid builds up behind the iris. Although glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because most people with the disease do not experience symptoms, narrow angle glaucoma can produce severe… Read More

Complications of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery complications are few, with cataract surgery being amongst the most common and successful surgical procedures performed in the world. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher. However, just like any surgery, there are… Read More

Risks of LASIK Surgery

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision since it was introduced in the United States more than 20 years ago, and experienced LASIK surgeons report that serious complication rates can be held below 1 percent. Despite this, not everyone is a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Certain conditions and… Read More

Understanding Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

What is BRVO? Branch retinal vein occlusion is a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye that converts light images to nerve signals and sends them to the brain. Causes of BRVO BRVO occurs when there… Read More

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