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Posts From June, 2017

What Are Macular Holes?

By coreyconsulting
June 28, 2017

As its name implies, a macular hole is a break within the macula. The macula is responsible for the sharp vision essential for activities such as reading, driving, or noticing finer details. Macular holes (MHs) may cause blurred, distorted or complete loss of central vision. MHs are more common in patients over the age of sixty. Macular holes occur in stages ... read more


Know the Symptoms of Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

By coreyconsulting
June 23, 2017

Also known as central serous choroidopathy (CSC), CSR is an eye disease caused by fluid buildup below the retina, resulting in potential visual distortion. This fluid comes from a tissue layer found under the retina which goes by the name of the choroid. CSR typically affect a single eye but there is a possibility of ... read more


Learn More About Epiretinal Membranes

By coreyconsulting
June 22, 2017

Epiretinal Membranes (ERMs) are a thin sheet of tissue that may form on the retina’s inner surface. These ERMs also go by names like cellophane maculopathy, macular puckers, or premacular fibrosis. Much like other retinal diseases we’ve discussed, ERMs may affect your vision, though symptoms are generally minimal. ERMs happen when cell changes occur in ... read more


Lower Your Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Risk with Diet and Exercise

By coreyconsulting
June 19, 2017

The prevalence of uncontrolled high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular disease within the Caribbean are among the three most common risk factors for branch retinal vein occlusion. Just like they do with the heart, the arteries and veins are also responsible for circulating blood to the eyes. The retina is comprised of a single primary ... read more


Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

By coreyconsulting
June 13, 2017

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the cruelest potential consequences of diabetes: if left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight. By 2030, it could become the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The prevalence of diabetes in the Caribbean is almost fifty percent higher than the global average which will result in more diabetic retinopathy for the ... read more


Understanding Macular Degeneration

By coreyconsulting
June 9, 2017

For those who have never had to deal with vision problems, it can be easy to take one’s vision for granted. As we age, however, one’s vision will change. This could mean eventually needing glasses, becoming extra sensitive to light, and even becoming more susceptible to eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, or ... read more



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