Retina & Vitreous Diseases

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Vision ExampleThis 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 Vision ExampleDiabetic 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 Vision ExampleThis 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 Tear/Detachments

Retinal Detachment Vision ExampleTears occur when the vitreous pulls away from the retina. The 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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Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior Vitreous Detachment Vision ExampleDiseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) What is a Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)? The back of the eye is made up of the retina and vitreous. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.
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Epiretinal Membrane & Macular Holes

Epiretinal Membrane Vision ExampleScar-like tissue can damage the tiny portion of the retina responsible for seeing fine details clearly.
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Cystoid Macular Edema

Macular Edema Vision ExampleFluid collects in the macular area of the retina, causing it to thicken and swell. The swelling may distort a person’s central vision.
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Vitreomacular Adhesion

Vitreomacular Adhesion Vision ExampleWhen the vitreous (the gel that fills the inside of the eye) begins to shrink and liquefy, it can become stuck to the retina and begin to pull leading to VMA. This condition can affect vision significantly.
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