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Retinal Detachment- Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

retinal detachment Retinal Detachment- Symptoms, Signs and Treatment .The retina is the nerve tissue that lines the inside back wall of the eye.  Light travels through the pupil and lens and is focused on the retina, where it is converted into a neural impulse and transmitted to the brain.  If there is...
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What is a Wrinkle on the Retina?

macular puckerWrinkle on the retina which is also known as an epiretinal membrane (ERM), or macular pucker, is a thin translucent tissue that develops on the surface of the retina.  The retina is the inner layer that lines the inside of the back of the eye, and is responsible for converting the...
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What are these floaters I see?

View Video These spots, strings, or cobwebs that drift in and out of your vision are floaters and are more prominent against a white background.  These floaters are tiny clumps of material floating inside the vitreous (jelly-like substance) that fills the inside of your eye.  They cast a shadow on the...
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I've been told there is blood in the back of my eye. What could it be?

blood in my eye Retinal Vein Occlusion Retinal vein occlusion is an ocular disorder which can occur in older people where the blood vessels to the retina are blocked.  The retina is the back part of the eye where light focuses and transmits images to the brain.  Blockage of the veins in the retina can...
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If I’m taking AREDS 2 vitamins for Macular Degeneration should I take a multivitamin too?

Dry Macular DegenerationHigh levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. Researchers found that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk up to 26% when taking vitamins which contained:...
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