Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy? This condition, often referred to as CSC, is caused by an accumulation of fluid under the retina which causes a serous (fluid-filled) detachment and vision loss. The vision loss usually lasts a few weeks to months without treatment, but can occasionally become chronic or recur. CSC most often occurs in […]


Making sure our patients receive the utmost care and have a positive experience here at Back of the Eye, MD, is crucial to us. Dr. Notaro goes above and beyond to ensure that quality care and service is delivered to every individual who walks through our doors. In today’s session of “Patient Talk”, we’d like […]

What is a Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion?

What is a branch retinal vein occlusion? As opposed to a central retinal vein occlusion, a branch retinal vein occlusion occurs when some of the smaller veins of the eye, responsible for carrying blood away from the nerve cells of the retina, become blocked. This blood carries oxygen and nutrients, and if the veins become blocked, […]

ASRS Conference in Chicago!

This past week, Dr. Notaro attended the annual conference of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) in Chicago. The mission of the ASRS is to provide a forum for physicians to advance the understanding and treatment of diseases of the retina, and also to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest […]

What is Hypertensive Retinopathy?

Hypertensive retinopathy is damage to the retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye) caused by hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension damages the small blood vessels in the retina, causing their walls to thicken, which decreases the amount of blood that can flow through them. Patches of the retina may become damaged […]

Keep your eyes safe this 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a great holiday with family and friends! This Independence Day, please remember to keep your loved ones safe by leaving the fireworks to the professionals. There were over 1,800 eye injuries related to backyard fireworks last year. Chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions, and retinal detachments are […]

National Parents Day!

Happy National Parents Day! Don’t forget to show your parents a little extra love today! This year you can remind them of all the myths they told you in the past about eyes! Myth 1. Children will have the same eyesight as their parents. This is sometimes true, some eye conditions are genetic like cataracts […]

Do You Have a Detached Retina?

Retinal detachment explained… Over the past couple of weeks, we have addressed lattice degeneration and retinal tears. These often precede a retinal detachment. Symptoms associated with a detachment are flashers, floaters, or what has been described as a curtain in the peripheral vision. The reason a retinal detachment may affect your vision is because of […]

What is a Retinal Tear?

What is a retinal tear? The retina is the part of the back of the eye that converts light into electrical impulses. This information is sent to our brains, where it is converted into the images that we can see. The middle of the eye is filled with a clear jelly called the vitreous, which […]