An Explanation of the Retinal Tear

A retinal tear can turn into a very serious eye problem if not treated quickly. Eventually, a tear can lead to a complete detachment which will cause the patient to lose eye sight in the affected eye. In some cases, it may be possible to repair the problem and restore vision. The key is identifying [...]

3 Types of Retinal Detachment Surgery

All retinal detachment surgery is not exactly the same. Depending on the individual situation, a patient may have to undergo one of a few different procedures. If you are not sure about which retinal detachment surgery you are having performed, talk to your surgeon. They can give you a better perspective on what to expect [...]

A Closer Look at Detached Retina Surgery

Many people undergo detached retina surgery. In most cases, this is a sudden event and not something the individual has necessarily planned. A detached retina can happen at any time and it is an emergency situation that requires immediate attention. A patient that notices the symptoms of a detached retina, such as partial blindness, a [...]

How Effective is a Retinal Scanner?

The retinal scanner is an interesting technology that can help medical practitioners identify problems more quickly and offer better treatment. What is a retinal scanner? This device scans patterns found in a person’s retina.  For the most part, the retina remains the same from the day we are born until the day we die. No [...]

The Symptoms and Treatment of a Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion is a common condition that many people suffer from each year. Most have no idea what it is until they begin to see the symptoms that accompany it. The eye is cleansed and fed using a series of small blood vessels. In a healthy eye, these allow for a constant flow of [...]

Artificial Retina: A Modern Breakthrough That Could Save Your Sight

The artificial retina is one of the newest, most exciting breakthroughs in the world of modern eye medicine. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been assigned with the task of developing this amazing prosthesis. Just how amazing is the artificial retina? Thanks to advanced technology and medicine, this eye implant will be capable of allowing blind [...]

Detached Retina Causes: Identifying the 3 Types and Why They Appear

There are a few different detached retina causes, each forming one of three types. Regardless of what is causing the problem, a detached retina is very serious and should be treated with urgency. Patients that suspect they are experiencing symptoms of a detached retina should seek out professional medical assistance as soon as possible. Each [...]

Detached Retina Symptoms: Identifying the Problem Can Save Your Eyesight

If you notice detached retina symptoms, it is vital that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. A detached retina can lead to serious eye sight loss as well as blindness. There are symptoms that can appear before the actual detachment as well as other symptoms that indicate the condition has already formed. Symptoms [...]

Eye Health: A Closer Look at the Retina

Most people have heard of the retina, but do they really know what this part of the eye is and what it does? The retina is a tissue that lines the inside of the eye. This tissue is light sensitive, which is vital for sight. The retina itself is made of multiple layers of neurons. [...]