Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

Can UV-Protectant Sunglasses Save You from Macular Degeneration?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on May 9, 2022
Macular Degeneration Specialist Owings Mills/Pikesville,MD

Sunglasses do more than just make a fashion statement. The right glasses can help reduce the risk of retinal and macular conditions by blocking exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. According to the doctors at Elman Retina Group, if you want to boost your chances of enjoying lifelong ocular health, you would be…Read More→

How Central Serous Retinopathy Is Linked to Stress and Medications

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 10, 2022
Ophthalmologist Baltimore, MD

You are probably familiar with most of the physical effects of stress on your body: your heartbeat speeds up, your muscles tense and you may feel a pit in your stomach. But did you know that stressful times may also take a toll on the clarity of your vision? In this post, Elman Retina Group’s…Read More→

How Much Do You Know About the Anatomy of Your Eye?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on March 12, 2022
Retinal Specialist Owings Mills/Pikesville, MD

Despite relying on our eyes almost constantly throughout the day, most people are not that familiar with this complex part of the body. In fact, take a moment and ask yourself: How much do you really know about the anatomy of your eye? Read on as Elman Retina Group’s doctors take a closer look at…Read More→

Look Out for These 3 Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 11, 2022
Diabetic Eye Treatment, Owings Mills/Pikesville, MD

The best way to treat any eye condition is to catch it early. Regular eye exams can help to identify issues with your eye health. However, you should also be on the lookout for changes in your eyes. These changes can indicate a more serious underlying condition, including macular degeneration. Elman Retina Group’s Dr. Michael…Read More→

Why You Need an Exam After an Eye Injury

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 13, 2022
Eye Surgery, Owings Mills/Pikesville,MD

Everyone knows that regular eye exams are important. But did you know that you should get an eye exam after an eye injury? Your eyes are an important part of your body and, just like the rest of your body, can be injured. Eye injuries can interfere with every aspect of your daily life. In…Read More→

What is Causing Your Blurred Vision?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on December 15, 2021
Retinal Specialist Owing Mills/Pikesville, MD

Have you noticed a decrease in sharpness or clarity in your eyesight? Then you may be suffering from blurred vision. Blurred vision is a common occurrence but that does not mean it should be ignored. Blurred vision can be a sign of another medical condition that is impacting your health.

What Happens During a Diabetic Eye Exam?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on November 16, 2021
Eye Exams for patients in the Baltimore-area

Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? Elman Retina Group joins eye care practices around the country in bringing attention to the importance of early detection and prompt intervention of diabetic eye disease. The longer diabetic eye disease goes undiagnosed/untreated, the more serious the implications on vision and ocular health. A…Read More→

Can Supplements Improve Your Vision and Ocular Health?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on October 18, 2021
Vitamins/ diet and ocular health

Like the rest of your body, your eyes benefit from the consumption of certain nutrients. Eye-friendly vitamins and minerals may reduce the risk of serious disease and keep your eyes functioning optimally. Ideally, you should get most of these nutrients from your daily diet. However, the average American diet is deficient in many key nutrients….Read More→

Do You Need to See a Retina Specialist?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 19, 2021
Retina Specialist serving Baltimore

All areas of medicine have what are known as “subspecialties.” For example, some surgeons choose to specialize in plastic surgery or colorectal surgery, and some dentists choose to specialize in cosmetic dentistry or periodontics. The same can be said of ophthalmologists, eye doctors and surgeons who went to medical school: some eye doctors choose to…Read More→

What Is an Amsler Grid?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on August 21, 2021
Testing for Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic progressive eye disease. Catching the condition early, when it is in the “dry” form, offers the best chances at preserving vision long-term. If the disease advances to the wet form, it is not as easily managed, and vision loss is more likely. The problem is that AMD is…Read More→