Macular Degeneration

February 15, 2010

Neovascularization Causes Blindness

Neovascularization develops in both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is the neovascular tissue, or abnormal blood vessels, that causes blindness and is mediated by VEGF.
February 16, 2010

Two Kinds of Blind

There are two types of blindness; legal blindness and complete blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can cause both types of blindness, while macular degeneration causes only legal blindness.
February 18, 2010

Macular Edema: So Many Types

There are many terms to describe swelling in macula. Usually the causes are diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration. Keeping the terms straight can be difficult.
February 23, 2010

Low Vision and Talking Books; Look Into It

Low vision may stop you from traditional reading, but one of my favorite patients, EJ, continues to read passionately. EJ is legally blind but reads using Talking Books.