Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

How to Live with Low Vision Caused by Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 4, 2024
macular degeneration Pikesville

February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. These two eye conditions often coincide. AMD is a progressive disease that affects your central vision, making everyday life challenging, and is one of the leading causes of vision impairment and low vision in older adults. Macular degeneration affects the center of your retina (macula) and…Read More→

Are You High Risk for Retinal Detachment?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 5, 2024
retinal detachment treatment Pikesville

Retinal detachment is a serious eye concern that occurs when the light-sensitive tissue in the back of your eye pulls away from the eyeball, causing a hole or tear. A retinal specialist must repair the tissue quickly to restore vision and eye health, and some people are more at risk than others for retinal detachment. Our…Read More→

3 Parts of Your Eye Anatomy That Make Vision Possible

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on December 6, 2023
How vision works Pikesville

Intricate eye structures work together to make your vision possible, transforming incoming light into images. How clearly you see those images depends on several parts of your eye, and it all comes down to how your eye bends or refracts light. If the light is not focused properly onto the back of your eye, you…Read More→

Exciting New Options for Delivering Treatment to the Anatomic Suprachoroidal Space

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on October 7, 2023
macular edema treatment in SCS Baltimore

Macular edema happens with many retinal conditions, including retinal vein occlusion, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and uveitis. The macula is the middle of the light-sensitive tissue (retina) at the back of your eye that provides central vision. Edema means swelling or inflammation, and swelling of the macula threatens your ability to read, drive, and perform…Read More→

New Treatment Offers Hope for Advanced Dry Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on September 7, 2023
dry AMD treatment Baltimore

Geographic atrophy is the medical term for the final stage of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD). AMD affects the center of the retina (macula), which is responsible for central vision and may be neovascular (wet) or non-neovascular (dry). Dry AMD can progress to geographic atrophy, leading to irreversible loss of visual function. While…Read More→

Retinal Laser Treatment: What Eye Conditions Qualify for Laser Treatment?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on August 8, 2023
Retinal laser treatment Glen Burnie

Laser eye surgery treats various retinal conditions using minimally invasive techniques for long-lasting outcomes that improve eye health and vision. Many of these eye concerns can lead to severe complications, including blindness. Laser technology has treated eye diseases and conditions for over 30 years and provides effective results without using scalpels or needles. Elman Retina…Read More→

Tips to Prevent and Treat Eye Injuries Caused by Summer Sports

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 9, 2023
Eye injury Rosedale

Eye injuries happen every summer, and kids playing sports and enjoying other activities have a higher risk of experiencing eye or head trauma. The proper steps and protective eyewear can prevent sports-related eye injuries, which can lead to blindness in severe cases. Our board-certified ophthalmologists offer eye injury treatment in Baltimore and are available to help if…Read More→

Are Your Vision and Eye Health Causing Migraines?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 9, 2023
Vision and Headaches Pikesville

Frequent headaches can be caused by a headache disorder, such as migraine disease, or may be due to an undiagnosed eye condition. If you have recurring migraine-like headaches with or without visual symptoms, an eye exam is essential in determining the cause of your head pain. Schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists…Read More→

How Sun Exposure Damages Your Eye Anatomy

Submitted by Michael J. Elman, M.D. on May 12, 2023

You’re probably aware that too much sun exposure substantially increases the risk of developing skin cancer. What you may not realize is that sun exposure can also harm the structures of your eyes, resulting in potential vision loss. Elman Retina Group’s Dr. Michael Elman, Dr. Sidney “Sid” Schechet and Dr. David Dao discuss the damage…Read More→