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Posts From August, 2017

What Is Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome?

By coreyconsulting
August 31, 2017

The vitreous humor is the gel-like substance located between the retina and the lens. It is encapsulated in a thin shell (vitreous cortex) and typically remains attached to the retina. With age, the vitreous degenerates leading to the possibility of having its cortex “pulling away” from the retina. A full detachment is known as a posterior ... read more


Solar Eclipse 2017: To Watch or Not to Watch

By coreyconsulting
August 21, 2017

The Experts Opinion Monday’s highly anticipated solar eclipse will be the first in nearly forty years. Everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse. As you may be aware, it is extremely dangerous to stare directly at an eclipse, and the odds of developing solar ... read more


Solar Retinopathy May Cause Permanent Damage

By coreyconsulting
August 16, 2017

We previously discussed this month’s solar eclipse and the importance of taking the proper measures to look at it safely. Staring directly at an eclipse can cause significant eye damage and potentially lead to solar retinopathy, which we’ll take a closer look at. Solar retinopathy is caused when harmful radiation from the sun enters the ... read more


Know the Symptoms of a Macular Edema

By coreyconsulting
August 10, 2017

The macula is an area located in the center of the retina. Should this area fill with excess fluid, it may cause the macula to swell and become thicker. This fluid is generally caused by blood vessels that have become damaged, resulting in what’s called a macular edema. Macular edemas are often caused by diabetic ... read more


New Research Could Mean Less Invasive Eye Floater Treatment

By coreyconsulting
August 8, 2017

Last time we discussed the importance of paying close attention to the appearance of eye floaters. Also going by the Latin phrasemuscae volitante, which literally translates to “hovering flies”, these floaters happen when microscopic debris leaks into the eye. When the eye’s gel-like substance called the vitreous humor breaks off, these drops may cause retina ... read more


An Eye Symptom to Watch out For

By coreyconsulting
August 4, 2017

Chances are you probably visit your doctor at least once a year to check your health, but how often are you paying your eye doctor a visit? Eye diseases may be initially asymptomatic and it's critical to care for eye related problems before symptoms start, which may be initially ignored. Untreated eye problems can rapidly lead to major issues, causing visual impairments. Additionally, an eye health ... read more



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