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Patient Education

Common Retinal Disorders:

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is an acquired degeneration of the retina that causes significant central visual impairment through a combination of non-neovascular, and neovascular derangement. 

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration


Diabetic Retinopathy

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal new blood vessels grow on the retina. All of these changes can steal your vision.

1) A normal retina. 2)A retina showing signs of diabetic retinopathy.

1) A normal retina.
2)A retina showing signs of diabetic retinopathy.


Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is a separation between the posterior vitreous cortex and the neurosensory retina, with the vitreous collapsing anteriorly towards the vitreous base. Prevalence of PVD increases with age and with axial length of the eye. PVD affects most eyes by the eighth decade of life. Age at onset is generally in sixth to seventh decade and men and women appear to be equally affected.

Weiss ring, ring-shaped opacity located at the rear of the detached vitreous margin optical disc, seen through the slit lamp.

Weiss ring, ring-shaped opacity located at the rear of the detached vitreous margin optical disc, seen through the slit lamp.


Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a sight threatening condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 10000. (1,2) Before the 1920’s, this was a permanently blinding condition. In the last 50 years techniques in scleral bucklingpneumatic retinopexy and vitrectomy have made the repair of retinal detachments more manageable with better visual outcomes.

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment


Preventative Eye Care:

View these simple tips for maintaining healthy eyes.