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What Is Vitrectomy Surgery?

By coreyconsulting
September 25, 2017

For patients dealing with retinal diseases such as a vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment, the severity of the disease may require vitrectomy surgery. These procedures involve removing the clouded vitreous gel found in the eye’s center. Upon removal, the gel is swapped with a solution similar to that of healthy and clear vitreous. As a ... read more

An Eye Exam May Save Your Life

By coreyconsulting
September 20, 2017

Continuing with this week’s focus on eye health, it’s important to remember that eye exams are more than just examining your vision. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can also reveal a host of retinal conditions related to systemic diseases. Many of these may be initially asymptomatic. Diabetes. If diabetes remains undetected and untreated, it may result in a host ... read more

Improving Your Eye Health

By coreyconsulting
September 19, 2017

National Eye Health Week kicks off this week, promoting the importance of regular eye exams. With that in mind, there are several simple steps one can take to help maintain ocular health:   Smoking cessation.  Chemicals found in tobacco smoke may cause damage to your eye’s intricate structure and its highly delicate surface. This can lead ... read more

Do You Know the Types of AMD?

By coreyconsulting
September 12, 2017

In industrialized countries, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains the leading cause of blindness in adults. The central portion of the retina is damaged, resulting in a loss of central vision, also known as foveal vision. This central vision is vital in helping with daily details such as driving, reading, or watching television. There are two ... read more

Reduce Your Odds of a Retinal Detachment

By coreyconsulting
September 12, 2017

Unfortunately, the majority of retinal detachment cannot be prevented, which only reinforces how imperative it is to regularly have an eye exam in order to detect signs. Certain eye injuries may cause retinal damage and lead to a detachment, but with a few simple steps and safe practices you can at least lower your risk. ... read more

The Role of Retinal Ganglion Cells

By coreyconsulting
September 10, 2017

A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work takes place in the retina to create the various images we see every day. Today we’re focusing on the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) which are found near the retina’s inner surface. These cells “communicate” with photoreceptors to receive and assist in processing visual information. The RGCs then ... read more

Stay Safe During the Solar Eclipse

By coreyconsulting
September 1, 2017

Monday’s highly anticipated solar eclipse will be the first in nearly forty years, and numerous Americans will want to see the phenomenon. As you may be aware, it is extremely dangerous to stare directly at an eclipse, and the odds of developing solar retinopathy are significantly higher, so it is imperative to take the proper ... read more

Solar Eclipse Eye Damage Isn’t Always Obvious

By coreyconsulting
September 1, 2017

Despite the numerous stern warnings discussing the dangers of staring directly at the recent solar eclipse, many people still failed to take the proper precautions. The failure to heed warnings may have resulted in permanent damage to the retina, but this damage may be subtle. Staring at a solar eclipse without protection doesn’t necessarily cause ... read more

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

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