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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The macula is the center part of the retina, the part responsible for our reading vision and for the ability of our eye to see clear details. Macular degeneration is a condition that occurs with increasing age in which the macula begins to deteriorate. Patients may notice distorted vision, missing spots in their vision, and […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy

The longer someone has diabetes, the greater the chance it will cause abnormalities in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels of the retina, causing either poor circulation to the retina and/or causing fluid to leak into the retina. This results in blurred vision. Diabetes may also cause abnormal blood vessels to grow, and these may then break open causing bleeding into the vitreous cavity of the eye.

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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when a smaller branch vein or the larger central vein that removes blood from the retina becomes blocked. This is most often associated with hypertension and diabetes, but can also bee seen in patients with hypercoagulability or elevated eye pressure. Swelling of the central retina or new blood vessel growth can […]

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Vitreous Separation

With age, or with certain diseases of the eye, the vitreous gel begins to contract. When it does so, it starts to pull away from the retina, which lines the back wall of the eye. This is called Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). During this process, certain particles or “floaters” as well as flashes of light […]

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Retinal Tear & Detachment

If the vitreous pulls very strongly against one area of the retina when it separates, the retina may tear. This may cause the patient to experience floaters and flashing lights. If the tear takes place across a blood vessel, bleeding within the vitreous may occur causing even more floaters, spots and “cobwebs.” A retinal tear […]

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Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR)

PVR occurs when scar tissue forms on the retina. The scar tissue pulls on the retina, causing it to pucker into stiff folds and detach from the back wall of the eye. This results in a complicated retinal detachment that may require more extensive surgery.

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Choroidal melanoma

A choroidal melanoma is a tumor that arises beneath the retina. It can sometimes cause blurred vision, flashes, or floaters but often is asymptomatic and found during a routine exam. It can be treated in different ways depending on the size of the tumor. It can spread to other parts of the body, so evaluation […]

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Macular Pucker & Hole

If scar tissue forms on the surface of the macula, the scar tissue can contract the retina and cause it to pucker or wrinkle. These wrinkles may result in vision loss, distortion, or double vision. Surgical treatment can improve vision in many patients.   For more information, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology Eye Health […]

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Uveitis encompasses a diverse group of eye conditions, all of which cause inflammation inside the eye. Uveitis can affect one or both eyes and may cause eye redness, pain, light sensitivity, floaters, or blurred vision. It can occur secondary to systemic autoimmune diseases or infections; however, in many cases, the cause is unknown. Uveitis is […]

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