Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

Understanding Inherited Retinal Diseases

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on March 14, 2021

Just as our parents pass down physical traits like eye color, height and certain facial expressions, in rare cases they may also pass down diseases that threaten visual clarity and quality. Often, patients with inherited retinal diseases are quite symptomatic with poor vision, but sometimes the disease progresses in the retina in asymptomatic patients. These…Read More→

Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: What to Know

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 12, 2021

Elman Retina Group and other members of the retinal community recognize February as Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Our practice feels a responsibility to educate you about this sight-stealing disease and help you understand how prevalent it is. Read on as our team shines a spotlight on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Protecting Your Eyesight When Taking Plaquenil

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 13, 2021

Originally developed to fight malaria, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is now used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome. Although the drug has helped a tremendous number of people by lowering the immune system’s ability to cause inflammation, it is known to have some rare but serious systemic health…Read More→

The Basic Anatomy of the Retina

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on December 14, 2020

The retina plays an essential role in enabling vision. Light rays entering the eye are focused on the retina, which is a thin layer of tissue lining the inside of the eye like wallpaper. The retina senses the light and converts it to electrical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain….Read More→

Common Tests for Retinal Conditions

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on November 14, 2020

At Elman Retina Group, our retinal experts use state-of-the-art, non-invasive diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out problems affecting your retina. The information we gather during diagnostic testing can also help guide us as we manage pre-existing conditions impacting your retina and macula. Take a moment to learn about three common tests we use to…Read More→

Tips for Maintaining a Face-Down Position After Retinal Surgery

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on October 15, 2020

Maintaining a face-down position after retinal surgery is crucial to your eye’s healing progress and your ultimate visual outcome. The retinal specialists at Elman Retina Group understand how big of an adjustment it is to remain face down while you sit, stand, sleep and go about your daily activities. But don’t worry — we have…Read More→

Understanding the Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 15, 2020

Elevated blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and increased body weight are associated with uncontrolled diabetes and can damage the delicate blood vessels of the retina, causing a disease called diabetic retinopathy. In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, vision loss may be prevented or limited; but as the condition advances, it becomes more…Read More→

What You Need to Know About Drusen

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on August 16, 2020

Clear communication with patients is one of an eye doctor’s most important responsibilities. If you do not understand the medical jargon used during an eye exam, you are less likely to take the necessary steps to manage your ocular health. Hearing words like “drusen” mentioned during an exam and not understanding what it means can…Read More→

How to Make Your Home Safer If You Have Low Vision Due to Retinal Disease

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 17, 2020

Low or declining vision due to retinal disease affects countless aspects of day-to-day life. Something as simple as preparing a meal or using the bathroom in the middle of the night can be hazardous if you can’t see clearly. You may start to worry that your declining vision will affect your ability to live independently….Read More→

Is Exercise Good for Ocular Health?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 17, 2020

Most people understand the importance of exercise in the pursuit of a healthy heart, strong muscles and a lean waistline. But did you know that regular exercise can also help protect your vision? Read on as the retinal specialists at Elman Retina Group explain the benefits of exercise for ocular health.