Featured Image OCT Scan and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is usually diagnosed when someone begins showing signs of memory loss. But the damage to the brain from Alzheimer’s disease starts a decade or more before the onset of symptoms. Researchers are working on a method, using optical coherence tomography (OCT), that is already routinely used by many eye doctors and retina specialists.…

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Featured Image Distortion

Distorted vision (aka metamorphopsia) makes straight lines appear wavy and objects to appear bent or misshapen. There are many possible causes, such as eye diseases, injury to the eye, eye infection, or inflammation. The underlying causes are usually abnormal vessels that are leaking under the retina, damage to the macula, swelling or any abnormal collection…

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Featured Image for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

November is diabetes awareness month. Diabetes is a serious condition that, if not properly controlled, can damage your eyes (diabetic retinopathy), your kidneys, your nerves, and lead to problems with the blood flow in your body.  But, these diabetes complications don’t have to happen. You can do a lot to prevent them. The best thing…

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Featured Image Surgery for Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachments are potentially blinding and require various types of retinal detachment surgery. Retina specialists are specifically trained to repair retinal detachments. Retinal detachment is a medical emergency. If you have symptoms of a detached retina, go to the ER or your eye doctor immediately. The retina lines the inside of the eye and converts…

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Featured Image Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters are the most common symptoms of a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). A PVD can cause a retinal tear. Retinal tears, in turn, can lead to a retinal detachment. Retinal detachments require surgery and can possibly cause blindness. Everyone will get a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). The chances of developing a retinal detachment…

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