When your eye bleeds

Wet macular degeneration causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field.  It is caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula, which is responsible for central vision. Wet macular degeneration is one of two types of age-related macular degeneration. The other type — dry macular degeneration —Continue reading “When your eye bleeds”

Macular Degeneration

As you get older, did you know that age related macular degeneration (ARMD) can have a significant impact on your vision?    Symptoms of macular degeneration include:   Blurred vision Distorted near vision Blind spots in your central vision Straight lines will appear wavy. The hallmark findings in nonexudative ARMD are drusen, RPE (pigment) changes, and geographicContinue reading “Macular Degeneration”

A cloudy lens implant

A common cataract surgery complications is a posterior capsule opacity in the lens implant. A procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy can quickly and effectively restore vision following posterior capsular opacification.

Surgery wound

After cataract surgery, it is important to evaluate the wound for any leakage.     Key clinical signs that you may have a wound leak include poor vision, low eye pressure (below 8mm Hg),  excessive tears, and optic nerve swelling.   The easiest way to identify wound leakage is with the instillation of fluorescein dye.   IfContinue reading “Surgery wound”

Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery

Corneal edema is the most common post-operative complication following cataract surgery.   This causes decreased vision, but rest assured!   It usually resolves within 1-2 weeks.   Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations for eye drops.