Lattice Degeneration – What is it?

What is lattice degeneration? Lattice degeneration occurs when the outer portions of the retina become thin. This can make the retina more vulnerable to developing tears, holes, or breaks. This could eventually progress to a visually impairing condition called retinal detachment. Because of this, lattice degeneration should be closely monitored once it is diagnosed. Who […]

What is a Retinal Detachment?

What is retinal detachment? The retina is the layer in the back of the eye that is made up of nerves and blood vessels that allows you to see. A retinal detachment is formed when the retina separates from the wall in the back of the eye. This pull of the retina could lead to […]

What Is Macular Degeneration?

What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys central vision due to the deterioration of the macula. The macula is a tiny spot in the center of your retina, or the back of your eye. This tiny macula has millions of light-sensors that allows you to see. There are […]

Are You Having Flashes of Light or Floaters?

Did you know that flashes of light and floaters can be symptoms to retinal detachment? How do I know if I have floaters or flashes of light? Floaters are small dots in your vision that are easily seen when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall. Floaters can be all different colors, transparencies, […]

12 Fun Facts about Your Eyes!

Instead of singing about 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming this holiday season, you can share these 12 fun facts about eyes! 1.  The retina receives all your vision upside-down. Luckily, your brain flips the images for you!   2.  Most blindness is preventable!!! Come visit Dr. Saralyn Notaro to make sure your eyes […]

Benefits of a Small Practice

Back of the Eye MD has always boasted the benefit our small, privately run practice.  The personal, one-on-one attention we strive to offer is unmatched compared to the significantly less personal care demonstrated in larger corporate settings. In 2016, we surveyed our patients to measure their satisfaction with Back of the Eye MD. We were […]

Did you know pumpkins can be GOOD for your retina?

Pumpkins, along with many other fruits and vegetables, are high in vitamin C and zinc! Our bodies are unable to make vitamin C ourselves so we need to get it from other sources. Vitamin C is known to support the blood vessels in the retina, or the back of the eye. Both zinc and vitamin […]

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease (or diabetic retinopathy) tends to occur in those with diabetes mellitus who have had their condition for many years. Diabetes affects blood vessels throughout the body, and the vessels in the back of the eye are no exception. Generally speaking, blood vessels become leaky when continually affected by diabetes. Leaky blood vessels can […]