Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

Understanding What AMD Does to Your Vision

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 16, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. AMD damages the macula, the part of the eye necessary for “straight-ahead” vision. AMD itself does not result in blindness, but sufferers may experience a lower quality of life. Board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist Michael J. Elman,…Read More→

What Causes Rapid Vision Loss?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on May 2, 2019

Vision loss is considered rapid or sudden if it occurs within a few minutes to a couple of days. It can occur in one eye or both, and all or part of a field of vision. If the vision loss occurs in only a small portion of the field of vision, it may seem like…Read More→

The Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on May 1, 2019

The saying goes, “You are what you eat.” This certainly applies to your eyes and retinal health. Numerous studies have found that eating certain foods may reduce the risk of certain eye conditions, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There’s evidence that antioxidants (vitamins B and C, beta carotene) may lessen the risk for AMD, while…Read More→

What to Look for in a Retina Specialist

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 18, 2019

Retina specialists, or specialists in vitreoretinal medicine, are trained to identify and treat diseases of the retina and vitreous. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Michael J. Elman has over 30 years’ experience treating these diseases. Here Dr. Elman discusses what to look for…Read More→

How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Retinal Health

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 3, 2019

A healthy, functioning retina is essential for sharp, clear vision. While some factors that affect retinal health are out of your control (e.g., genetics, aging), there are plenty of ways you can minimize your risk of retinal diseases. Elman Retina Group is committed to helping you enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision. With over 30…Read More→

Are You at Risk for Retinal Detachment?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 2, 2019

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for transmitting information to the brain) is pulled or lifted from its normal position. If not treated promptly (i.e., if the retina is not reattached), it can result in permanent vision…Read More→

Optometrist vs. General Ophthalmologist vs. Retina Specialist

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 1, 2019

Seeing the right eye care professional makes all the difference in receiving the proper care and treatment for your vision needs. Problems affecting the delicate tissues in the back of the eye, such as the retina, vitreous and macula, are best left in the care of a retina specialist, like Dr. Michael J. Elman. Here, Elman…Read More→

Who Is at Risk for Macular Pucker?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 18, 2019

Macular pucker is an eye disease that occurs when the macula (the part of the retina responsible for central vision and fine detail) wrinkles or bulges as a result of scar tissue formation. A normal macula lies flat against the back of the eye to work properly. When the macula wrinkles or bulges, it affects…Read More→

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Low Vision/AMD

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on December 18, 2018

Low vision is a term used to describe significant visual impairment that cannot be corrected or treated with prescription eyewear. Among the most common causes of low vision is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye condition characterized by the deterioration of the central part of the retina, known as the macula. The macula is responsible…Read More→

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on November 18, 2018

November is recognized as Diabetic Eye Disease Month, a campaign created to raise awareness of the eye-related complications faced by people with diabetes. At Elman Retina Group, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael J. Elman, has over 30 years of experience helping individuals treat and manage retinal conditions, including those brought on by diabetes. Here, our team…Read More→