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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→

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→

What Are Eye Floaters? Are They Serious?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 18, 2018

Eye floaters are tiny dots, lines, specks and “cobwebs” that appear as dark shadows floating in one’s field of vision. Everyone sees floaters at one time or another, and in most cases they are harmless. However, there are some rare cases in which floaters could be signs of a serious eye problem. Elman Retina Group…Read More→

What To Do In Case of an Eye Emergency

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 18, 2018

Eye emergencies are scary enough, but not knowing what to do in case of one only adds to one’s anxiety and nerves. Elman Retina Group offers retinal care and emergency eye care to our patients in Baltimore and the surrounding area. Here, our trusted ophthalmologist Dr. Michael J. Elman shares important information on eye emergencies,…Read More→

3 Reasons You May Need Laser Eye Surgery

Submitted by Michael J. Elman, M.D. on June 11, 2018

When most people think of laser eye surgery, they tend to think of the procedure used to improve one’s vision (LASIK). However, there are actually many other reasons as to why a person may need some form of laser eye surgery. These reasons aren’t always related to one’s vision quality, but their ocular health and…Read More→

What is Retinal Cryotherapy?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 23, 2018

What is Retinal Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is popular in the rehabilitation and exercise science world as a way to promote healing and control inflammation. Thanks to state-of-the-art innovations within the field of ophthalmology, we too can utilize cryotherapy to help patients suffering from retinal diseases or dysfunction. Retinal Cryotherapy On the side of the back of…Read More→

Understanding Macular Degeneration Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 16, 2018

Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, seems to start suddenly and worsen in a progressive manner until your vision is completely compromised. Unfortunately, once you notice vision changes, the damage caused by AMD may be permanent. Therefore, it is important to receive regular eye care to detect this condition in its earliest stages, well before macula…Read More→