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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Doctor

Are you having eye or retina problems, but also having a hard time choosing the right doctor? The world of retinal diseases and basic eye problems can be complicated, especially when trying to learn the difference between an optometrist, an ophthalmologist, and a retina specialist. Each obtain a different level of education and training. One […]