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Posts From July, 2017

What Are Rods and Cones?

By coreyconsulting
July 28, 2017

To understand how integral the retina is towards sight, think of the eye as the camera and the retina its film, or the memory card if you want to use a modern example. Within the retina are special cells called photoreceptors which consist of rods and cones. The rods are the most sensitive of the ... read more

Protect Your Eyes from Solar Retinopathy

By coreyconsulting
July 26, 2017

Next month, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America, barring unforeseen bad weather conditions. If you aren’t already aware, however, staring directly at an eclipse is highly unsafe, even if it’s a partial eclipse. The retina is a highly sensitive, ultra-thin layer of nerve tissue that is extremely delicate and very much susceptible ... read more

Eye Floaters May Save Your Vision

By coreyconsulting
July 20, 2017

Turn to look at a blank wall and you may notice those shadowy specks near the edge of your vision, perhaps best known as eye floaters. Eye floaters can happen to anyone as they are part of the vitreous, the jelly-like substance nestled between the lens and retina. These floaters happen when the vitreous pulls ... read more

How Does the Retina Process Images?

By coreyconsulting
July 13, 2017

The retina is among the many important parts of the eye. It is the light sensitive, innermost tissue layer that works together with the eye’s optics such as the lens and cornea to create the various images we see in our everyday lives. Despite being a thin layer of tissue, there is a fascinatingly intricate process involved in how ... read more

Dealing with Low Vision

By coreyconsulting
July 12, 2017

Low vision occurs when a person has lost a certain amount of their eyesight; it is caused by diseases. This reduction in eyesight makes it harder or even impossible to complete normal tasks. Over ten million Americans have a type of visual impairment, and the major cause of low vision is typically diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, ... read more

What Is Vitreous Hemorrhage?

By coreyconsulting
July 8, 2017

The curiously named vitreous humor is a gel-like substance found in the eye, between the lens and the retina. The vitreous takes up about two-thirds of eye volume. Should blood leak into the vitreous because of retina blood vessel damage or blockage, it becomes what’s called a vitreous hemorrhage. A person may suffer blurred vision ... read more

Know the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

By coreyconsulting
July 7, 2017

The retina is the part of the eye responsible for sending visual messages to the brain. Should it become detached, permanent vision loss can ensue. Because there is no pain associated with a retinal detachment and it can happen without any warning, it is imperative to be aware of possible related symptoms. Symptoms of a ... read more

Learn More About Posterior Vitreous Detachment

By editor
July 5, 2017

The round shape of the eye is partially maintained thanks to the efforts of vitreous, a gel-like substance within the eye interior. Numerous fibers attached to the retina’s surface intertwine with the vitreous, but vitreous may begin to shrink as a person ages. This shrinkage will force the fibers to pull on the surface on ... read more

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