The retina is nourished by blood flow, which provides nutrients and oxygen that nerve cells need. When there is a blockage in the veins into the retina, retinal vein occlusion may occur. Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a blockage of the main vein in the retina. Blockage of the small veins in the retinaContinue reading “Central Retinal Vein Occlsion”
Cardiovascular work-up, with CBC and BMP, was recommended.
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”
Did you know that the retina receives its nourishment through many blood vessels? When there’s damage to these blood vessels, we call this retinopathy. Often, retinopathy occurs due to systemic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension. Blood work confirms this. Retinopathy lesions are commonly seen in middle aged and elderly people without diabetes. Ocular conditionsContinue reading “When you need blood work”
Bleeding inside your eye can indicate an underlying systemic condition! Blood work-up is necessary, as well as a consult with your primary care physician.
By Dr. Yvonne Alomia A 26 year old patient came in for an eye examination. Vision was 20/20 in both eyes. Dilation of the eyes revealed a blood vessel abnormality right above the optic nerve (seen in the photo below). Complete blood count, with lipid profile, was recommended. A complete blood count provides important informationContinue reading “When a Complete Blood Count is Recommended”
by Dr. Lisa Shin A 20 year old man in good health, taking no medications, came in for an eye exam, with a complaint of “a spot of light.” Vision without correction was 20/20, in both eyes. Dilated exam revealed a bleed on his optic nerve, pictured below. He was referred to his primary careContinue reading “A Blood Clot”