A retinal detachment is when the retina peels away from the back wall of the eye.
The retina does not function properly when it is detached, resulting in seeing a peripheral shadow that can progress to cause significant blurring of the vision.
High blood sugar levels in people with diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels and retina within the eye. This is called diabetic retinopathy. Damage and weakening of the blood vessels can result in swelling and leakage in the retina.
Macular pucker is a wrinkle of the retina. Macular hole is a hole or defect that develops in the center of your vision. Floaters look like small specks of dust, dots, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. Flashes look like flashing lights, stars, or streaks of lightning in your field of vision
A laser is strong beam of light. An ophthalmologist uses different types of lasers to perform a variety of laser procedures. Two different kinds of lasers are used in eye surgery. Your retina specialist will primarily use the thermal laser.
AMD is an age-related, degenerative problem with your retina. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) occurs when the center of the retina is damaged and leads to central vision problems. The damage to the central vision results in difficulty reading, seeing fine details, and recognizing faces.
The retina is sensitive tissue that requires blood flow from arteries and veins. A blockage or occlusion of a vein results in a retinal vein occlusion. The most common cause of a blockage is one vessel pressing down on another and causing it to narrow and occlude.
Pediatric retina encompasses the common eye disorders of childhood, such as retinopathy of prematurity. Retinopathy of prematurity occurs when babies are born prematurely and the blood vessels of the retina inside the eye do not develop properly.
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