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 […]

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 […]