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NBC’s Today Show hostess Savannah Guthrie absent due to eye injury and loss of vision
On Wednesday, November 27, Savannah Guthrie of the NBC Today Show called in to explain why she’s been absent from the air. She suffered an eye injury after her 2-year-old son accidentally hit her right eye with the pointed edge of a toy train. “Charley threw a toy train at my eye and it tore my […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]