Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

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→

A Patient’s Guide to Diabetic Macular Edema

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 23, 2021
Diabetic Eye Disease Information

Diabetes is an extremely prevalent public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 10 percent of our country’s population suffers from diabetes and that number is expected to continue to rise. Poorly controlled diabetes is a leading cause of eye problems and blindness, so Elman Retina Group takes it very seriously. Our…Read More→

Know the Early Warning Signs of Retinal Detachment

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 24, 2021

Retinal detachment describes the separation of the retina from the inner back wall of the eye. It is considered a medical emergency, and if left untreated, can cause complete blindness. Early detection of retinal detachment is crucial to preserve eyesight. According to the doctors of Elman Retina Group, everyone should be aware of the early…Read More→

Can You Lower Your Risk of AMD?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on May 13, 2021

In our February blog post devoted to raising awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the doctors of Elman Retina Group noted that AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. After learning about AMD, you may be wondering whether the disease is preventable. This is a difficult question to answer. As the…Read More→

What Is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 13, 2021

Retinitis pigmentosa is a relatively rare inherited disease affecting the retina, or the layer of light-sensitive tissue lining the back wall of your eye. The average ophthalmologist may only occasionally encounter patients with inherited retinal diseases; therefore, they may not be the best fit to properly manage retinitis pigmentosa. The doctors of Elman Retina Group…Read More→