Low Vision Info

Macular Edema – Monitoring and Managing Treatment

Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

Macular edema (ME) is the swelling of the macula, a tiny spot in the retina critical for clear vision. When ME is left untreated visual symptoms can become worse and permanent damage to the retina can occur.   Monitoring for Macular Edema Knowing and recognizing the signs and symptoms of ME is important so that […]

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Macular Edema – What Is It, What Causes it and How Does it Affect Vision?

Posted on: Mar 07, 2018

Macular edema (ME) refers to the swelling or fluid accumulation under a specific area of the retina, known as the macula.  A healthy macula is needed for sharp vision and to see details in clear focus. This tiny portion of the retina is rich in photoreceptor cells called cones which are responsible for not only […]

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Eylea Injections at 12 week intervals

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

There are two forms of age related macular degeneration (AMD), dry and wet, with wet AMD being the less common one accounting for around 10-15% of those with this retinal condition.  A person can have dry AMD in one eye and wet AMD in the other eye. Wet AMD, also called choroidal neovascularization, causes more […]

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New Retinal Laser Scanner For Earlier Diagnosis and Better Monitoring

Posted on: Jan 02, 2018

Imaging the retina plays an important role in diagnosing and making treatment decisions for retinal eye diseases like age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR).  Seeing the deep layers of the retina like the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and capturing images for more detailed analysis are possible with this new retinal laser scanner. […]

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Keeping Track of Time with Self Winding, Solar or Battery Watches

Posted on: Oct 23, 2017

On a recent trip to Switzerland, we were reminded of how important timeliness is to this little country.  When a tour participant asked the tour guide to wait a few minutes for her friends to join us, the tour guide reminded her that we were in Switzerland and everything starts right on time.  That goes […]

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Keeping Track of Time with Talking, Vibrating, Braille or Large Number Watches

Posted on: Oct 09, 2017

How do you like to keep track of time?  Being able to manage your own schedule, reminders and appointments is an important way of staying independent. Did you know that there are several different ways your watch can communicate the time, provide you with an alarm, or tell you the day and date as well? […]

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Is Ophthorobotics in Your Future?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2017

Many of us have heard the term “robotics” in the medical world especially when it comes to surgical procedures.  Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery aids the physician with the use of a camera, mechanical arms and a computer console.  The robotic surgical system allows for more precision and better control often making surgery less invasive […]

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How To Be Your Own Advocate

Posted on: Sep 07, 2017

“I need your help. But please remember, there is a fine line between helping me help myself, and doing it for me, leaving me with a feeling of helplessness and dependency.  Sometimes, because everything seems so much more difficult, I just wish you would take care of it all for me.  But down deep, for […]

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How Fast Does AMD Progress?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2017

“I just found out that I have dry age related macular degeneration (AMD). My left eye has some blurring in it and I was told to get vitamins and to eat my green veggies. I’m freaking out and worried that I’m going to lose my eyesight. I’m 61 years old. How fast does this retinal […]

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CentraSight Study for AMD Patients

Posted on: Aug 15, 2017

The CentraSight telescope implant is currently available to patients 65 and older with end-stage macular degeneration (AMD) in both eyes who have not had cataract surgery, a common eye procedure for seniors.  Patients who no longer benefit from anti-VEGF eye injections or any other medical treatment as determined by their eye specialist may be a […]

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