Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

Can Images of the Eye Predict Indicators of Heart Disease?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on October 18, 2019
Predict Indicators of Heart Disease

If you’re thinking about skipping your next eye exam, you might want to reconsider. According to recent research from Google’s Artificial Intelligence unit, an inspection of the back of the eye can predict indicators for heart attack and other cardiovascular disease. The team at Elman Retina Group breaks down what you need to know about…Read More→

Healthy Habits for Your Eyes

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 29, 2019

At Elman Retina Group, Drs. Michael J. Elman and Sidney A. Schechet have seen first-hand how losing vision to an eye disease or injury can lower an individual’s quality of life. Here our board-certified retina specialists discuss a few simple habits that can help reduce your risk of certain eye diseases and problems that can…Read More→

Making the Best of Your First Appointment with Us

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 28, 2019

At Elman Retina Group, Drs. Michael J. Elman and Sidney A. Schechet strive to provide every patient with compassionate and personalized care, beginning with the first appointment. Here, we explain what you can expect during your first visit with us, as well as how to make the best out of it.

How Your Aging Eyesight Affects Your Driving

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 27, 2019

Soon after turning 40 years old, many people come to the realization that driving is not the same as it was when they were a teenager or in their 20s. The reality is that the eyes undergo a myriad of changes as you age, many of which can affect your ability to see well when…Read More→

Clinical Approach to Uveitis

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on August 28, 2019

This morning, Dr. Schechet brought breakfast and gave an entertaining and educational lecture to residents and medical students at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Ophthalmology Department. The lecture, titled “Clinical Approach to Uveitis,” was an introductory discussion about the nuances of Uveitis and the associated retinal manifestations- a complex topic! Dr. Schechet kept the…Read More→

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→

The Dangerous Connection Between Sun Exposure and AMD

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 20, 2019

Much has been written about the dangerous consequences prolonged sun exposure has on the skin. However, many people are unaware of how the sun damages the eyes. In fact, according to a report from the Vision Council, nearly seven in 10 Americans surveyed were unaware of the link. In addition to increasing the risk of…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→