Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

What is Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)? Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. Causes of DR When blood sugar levels are…

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.  …

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is the separation of the light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye (retina) from its supporting layers. What Is The Vitreous? It is a jelly-like material that fills most of the space inside the eye. As we age, the vitreous often liquefies and may collapse. When this happens, the vitreous separates from…

Floaters & Flashers

As the eye ages, the vitreous gel (jelly-like substance in the eye) becomes less solid. As the vitreous gel undergoes this degeneration, parts of the vitreous cast shadows on the retina and are seen as “floaters”. This is a normal aging process and is generally benign. Blood, pigment and inflammatory cells can also result in…