retinal disease

Retinitis Pigmentosa and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

An estimated 1 in 4,000 people are affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disease that causes a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. The most common symptoms of RP include decreased peripheral vision, trouble seeing at sunset and night or colors appearing washed out. While there is no cure for most causes of RP, it can be managed effectively with the help of a low vision eye doctor

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Smoking and Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke

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Macular Degeneration: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Let’s clear up some myths and facts on a serious sight-threatening eye condition, macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a chronic eye condition most common in people over 60. People with macular degeneration may lose their central vision, but retain their peripheral, or side vision. There’s a lot of information about AMD out there, but how much of it is true? Considering it’s a leading cause of blindness and vision loss, it’s pretty important to get the facts straight.

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Why Are My Child’s Eyes Weakening?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Are you concerned your child’s eyes are weakening? Why does this happen? Children’s eyes can weaken and lenses become stronger, but should I be concerned?

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Visual Migraines

by Russ Lazarus February 22, 2021

If you experience sudden changes in vision it may be the result of a visual migraine. Visual migraines are an episode of vision loss in one eye, usually lasting a short time and are rarely painful.

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Eye Health

by Russ Lazarus February 21, 2021

Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. Diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and vascular diseases, and even some forms of cancer could be detected during an eye exam. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of Americans say an eye doctor detected a health issue – not related to the eyes.

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Eyes and Obesity

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of

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Does Smoking Affect the Eyes? 

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

Smoking, especially over a long period of time, can have a major effect on your eye health and vision. The effects of cigarettes and tobacco on health are widely known, but few understand the negative impact they can have on eye health and vision. 

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What Are Eye Flashes?

by Russ Lazarus February 14, 2021

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? When eye flashes appear out

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Treatments for Eye Floaters

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

If eye floaters are affecting your vision, effective treatments are now available to give you relief. Eye floaters cause visual disturbances and can become so

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most frequently occurring forms of inherited retinal degeneration, affecting around 1 in 4,000 people, worldwide. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is

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Night Blindness: Treatments and Prevention

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) affects vision clarity in low light conditions and can significantly impact performance of daily activities. Night blindness, despite its name, does not

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased

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Amsler Grid Test: Screening for AMD

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

What is the Amsler grid? The Amsler grid is a tool that is used by eye doctors to help detect early signs of retinal disease

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Macular Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 28, 2020

Macular disease occurs when the macular cells become damaged or destroyed, causing a gradual loss of central vision. The best way to understand the effects of macular disease is to imagine taking a black marker and drawing all over the center of a photograph— preventing the ability to see faces, objects, and anything else that is right in front of you.

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What is Macular Degeneration?

by Russ Lazarus May 28, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with macular degeneration? Macular degeneration (AMD) is an ocular disease caused by deterioration of the macula, the center of the retina that controls your visual acuity. Macular degeneration accounts for 8.7 percent of all blindness worldwide, and is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over the age of 60. 

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