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Guide to Retinal Diseases

  • Retinal Diseases

    What is the primary function of the retina? The retina is a thin layer of tissue that contains millions of light-sensitive cells (rods and cones),...
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  • How Is Macular Edema Treated? 

    Macular edema is a leading cause of vision loss, but if detected early, can be successfully treated. What is macular edema? The macula is the...
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  • What Is Macular Edema?

    Have you noticed any sudden changes in your vision? You may have macular edema.  What is macular edema? Macular edema is the number one cause...
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  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Over 2.5 million adults are affected by CRVO, every year. The central retail vein drains all the blood from the retina, carry away carbon dioxide...
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  • Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Over 13.9 million adults are affected by branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) globally. Blood is carried throughout your body, including your eyes, through arteries and...
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  • Retinal Artery Occlusion

    Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is an eye emergency and causes sudden vision loss in over 2 people per 100,000 every year.  The retinal nerve layer...
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  • Retinal Holes and Tears

    Retinal holes and tears affect over 10% of the population. The retina is the thin, inside lining of the eye that is light-sensitive and generates...
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  • Retinal Detachment

    Over 28,000 cases of retinal detachment occur every year. Retinal detachment is sight-threatening retinal disease and occurs when the retina separates from the back of...
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  • What Are Eye Flashes?

    Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? Eye flashes When eye flashes...
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  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most frequently occurring forms of inherited retinal degeneration, affecting around 1 in 4,000 people, worldwide. What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?...
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  • What Is Charles Bonnet Syndrome?

    Charles Bonnet Syndrome affects up to 40 percent of people with low vision.  Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) typically develops in the weeks and months following...
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  • Retinal Tears: Causes and Treatments

    If you notice sudden blurry vision, you may have a retinal tear. A retinal tear is an eye emergency that requires urgent medical attention. The...
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