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What Causes an Epiretinal Membrane to Form?

An epiretinal membrane, or a macular pucker, is a thin scar tissue that forms over the macula. The macula, found at the center of the retina, gives you crisp, focused central vision. However, an epiretinal membrane prevents the macula from creating clear, detailed pictures. They can cause visual distortions, which can worsen over time. Keep […]

Are You Prepared to Take Care of Your Eyes This Healthy Aging Month?

One out of six Americans sixty-five and older have a visual impairment that prescription glasses or contacts can’t correct. The risk of eye disease increases with age. That’s why older adults need to see an ophthalmologist frequently. September is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Healthy Aging Month. Keep reading to learn how you can better […]

What is Uveitis?

Uveitis is a group of inflammatory eye diseases that causes swelling in the uveal tissues in one or both eyes. The uvea is the eye’s middle layer that contains the most blood vessels. It’s found between the retina and the sclera, which is the white outer coat of the eye. Uveitis also affects the vitreous, […]

Is Macular Degeneration A Permanent Condition?

Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina that can cause complete vision loss. In most cases, it is relatively slow to develop but does require proper treatment. In some cases, however, certain types of macular degeneration lead to a rapid loss of sight. It has the potential to cause vision loss in a matter […]

What Should I Do If I Have Complications After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a common procedure and is generally considered relatively safe. Most patients who receive it receive improved vision without lasting side effects. Despite the overwhelming majority of cataract surgeries being successful, complications can still arise. Keep reading to learn what to do if you experience complications after cataract surgery. Itching It’s normal to […]

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4 Signs You Could Be Experiencing a Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the vitreous, a gel-like substance in your eye, moves away from the retina. As a result of this, a retinal detachment can occur. This tearing can eventually cause your retina to detach from the back of the eye. Retinal detachment is a medical emergency that requires repair through surgery. Early diagnosis […]

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What are the Treatment Options for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is often referred to as the silent thief of sight, and for good reason. This eye disease usually presents no symptoms in its initial stages. So, by the time you’re experiencing symptoms, permanent vision damage may have already occurred. Glaucoma causes this vision loss by building pressure in your eye. The pressure builds until […]

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What Happens If I See Floaters?

Floaters are those annoying shapes you see in your eyes that you can never seem to focus on. As soon as you try to look at them, they float away from your gaze. They’re a pervasive experience, and most people see them at different times. But do you know what they are? Are they a […]

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What Is Iritis?

Iritis is inflammation of the colored part of your eye called the iris. It also causes inflammation of the anterior chamber, which is the space between your iris and cornea. Iritis affects all ages, even children, and can result in complete vision loss. Although, it is most common in young to middle-aged people. Keep reading […]

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What are the Triggers of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?

Central serous retinopathy (CSR) or central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a condition that leads to the buildup of fluid under the macula. The macula is the center of the retina. It is what gives you 20/20 vision and the ability to see fine details. Fluid buildup under the macula causes it to swell and distort […]


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