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Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

Central Retinal Artery Occlusions | CRAO

CRAO is a type of retinal vascular occlusion where the central retinal artery becomes plugged by an “embolus” usually made of cholesterol. Here’s why patients with CRAO need further evaluation.

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Retinal Vascular Occlusions | BRVO, CRVO, CRAO, BRAO

Retinal Vascular Occlusions | RVO

There are 4 types of vascular occlusions of the retina. Some are treatable whereas others are not so treatable. Here’s what you need to know….

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Central Retinal Vein Occlusions | Randall Wong MD Retina Specialist

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion | BRVO

Branch retinal vein occlusion is a more common type of retinal vascular occlusion. Treatment options are usually very successful in regaining vision.

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Lasers used in ophthalmology

Lasers Used in Ophthalmology

Laser eye surgery can mean much more than laser vision correction. How many different uses of a laser can you name?

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Dry Eye Awareness Month July | Randall Wong MD | Fairfax Virginia

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month

July has been Dry Eye Awareness month. This is the first of several articles to raise awareness of dry eye.

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Brief History of Cataract Surg

History of Cataract Surgery

Ever hear of couching, the first cataract surgery? Here’s a short summary of the history of cataract surgery, including how the intraocular lens was invented.

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts develop in just about everyone. Learn the most common symptoms of cataracts, cataract surgery and causes of cataract.

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Bilateral Vein Occlusion

Bilateral BRVO | Unusual Case and Lucky Patient

Unlucky patient has both eyes affected with a BRVO, but luckily…no vision loss!

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Laser Vision Correction Turns 30

First Laser Vision Correction Performed 30 Years Ago

Laser vision correction was first performed about 30 years ago. PRK was the first procedure developed using the excimer laser. PRK is still around today, though LASIK is more popular. Here’s the story how it all started with a patient who had cancer…

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Pre-Retinal Boat Hemorrhage Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy | Randall Wong, MD Retina Specialist

Vitreous Hemorrhage in a Patient with Diabetes

This is a great picture of a vitreous hemorrhage. The blood remains trapped/loculated between the vitreous and retina allowing a great picture and preserving the vision.

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Symptoms of Macular Degeneration | Randall Wong MD Retina Specialist

Signs and Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Blurry vision and distortion are symptoms of macular degeneration, but can also be caused by other diseases of the retina. How can you tell when you have macular degeneration?

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Drusen and Macular Degeneration

Do Drusen Diagonse Macular Degeneration?

Drusen are not necessarily diagnostic of macular degeneration. Here’s how to determine if your drusen are associated with eye disease.

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