The Great American Eclipse of 2017 & Solar Retinopathy

August 10th, 2017

What is Eclipse Blindness, Also Known as Solar Retinopathy? Although this anticipated astronomical event is very exciting, it can also be extremely harmful to your vision unless proper precautions are taken before viewing. We all know that you should never look directly at the sun. But even during an eclipse, the sun’s light can cause […]

What Is AMD, And Can It Be Cured?

June 15th, 2017

There is a small area of concentrated cells on the retina called the macula, which is responsible for central vision. The macula allows us to see finer details, such as words in a book, features of someone’s face, or the leaves on a tree. As we age, the macula is at an increased risk of […]

What causes retinal detachment?

April 1st, 2017

A: Retinal detachment is a serious issue that occurs whenever the retina separates from the vitreous, which is the gel-like fluid that fills the inside of the eye. As we age, the vitreous may change in shape and pull away from the retina. When this occurs, sometimes part of the retina can be pulled, causing […]

What are the treatment options for Macular Degeneration or AMD?

March 1st, 2017

  A: Age Related Macular Degeneration is very common and it is actually the leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 60. With your early symptoms you may have noticed a slight loss of your central vision, as the disease affects the macula which is in turn responsible for central vision […]