Retina

February 12, 2010

Blood Thinners Don't Cause Bleeding

Bleeding occurs commonly in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Many patients are taking blood thinners for other reasons. When bleeding occurs in the eye, do you need to stop your medicines?
February 22, 2010

Eye Surgery Can Blind

The risks of cataract surgery and retina eye surgery include blindness from infection or retinal detachment. The chances of these complications occurring are quite small.
March 23, 2010

You Look All Bent Out of Shape

Distortion is usually caused by retinal disease, but not necessarily from macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. There are other causes and most are treatable.
March 24, 2010

Your Retina Sees Backwards

Images of the world around us are actually projected upside down onto our retina. This image reversal allows us tremendous peripheral vision and the ability to see objects much larger that only a few millimeters high.