Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous

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  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration

    This is one of the most common eye diseases treated by retina specialists. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is associated with aging, and it is the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 50 in America. AMD gradually destroys sharp, central vision.

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  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the retina. The disease affects half of all Americans diagnosed with diabetes. It occurs when tiny retinal blood vessels become damaged from diabetes and begin to leak fluid or blood, resulting in blurred vision.

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  • Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Retinal Vein Occlusion

    This disorder occurs when a vein in the retina becomes blocked, preventing adequate blood flow. The walls of the vein leak excess fluid, swelling the retina.

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  • Retinal Tears and Detachments

    Retinal Tear / Detachments

    Tears occur when the vitreous pulls away from the retina. Liquid that passes through the tear and settles under the retina can separate the retina from the back wall of the eye, resulting in a retinal detachment.

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