Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

How Geographic Atrophy Leads to Irreversible Vision Loss

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 4, 2024
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Losing your central vision is often a scary experience because it affects your ability to drive, read, and see the faces of your children and loved ones. Geographic atrophy is the advanced stage of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) when lesions show up in the retina and cause permanent vision impairment. This eye disease affects…Read More→

Annual Eye Exams Prevent Vision Loss in These Patient Groups

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on March 21, 2024
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 93 million adults in the United States are at high risk for vision loss. Yet half of those at risk did not schedule eye exams in the past 12 months. Annual comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of preventive care and help ensure that…Read More→

How Your Nutrition Can Help or Hurt Your Retinas

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on March 5, 2024
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Everyone knows eating a healthy diet with whole foods is essential for good health, but eating balanced meals can also have a profound impact on the eyes. A varied diet is crucial for long-term ocular health and good vision. Our eye doctors at Elman Retina Group specialize in retinal diseases and explain how nutrition affects the retinas.

How to Live with Low Vision Caused by Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 4, 2024
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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→