Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

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.

Is a Macular Hole Serious?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on May 15, 2020

The retinal specialists at Elman Retina Group understand that being diagnosed with a macular hole can be scary. If you have been told you have a macular hole, you might feel anxious about what it means for the future of your eyesight. But our team wants to reassure you that macular holes can be treated….Read More→

Avoiding Eye Strain From Digital Screens

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on April 15, 2020

Nowadays, many of us rely on digital screens for work, leisure and keeping our lives organized. But using a computer, tablet or smartphone requires our eyes to work harder, leaving us susceptible to vision-related symptoms. With the rise in digital technology, eye doctors have noticed an uptick in the number of patients bothered by symptoms…Read More→

Common Signs of Retinal Damage

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on March 16, 2020

Many people are unfamiliar with the way the retina works. That’s understandable — the ocular system is complex! However, lacking an understanding of the eye’s structures makes it easy to misinterpret signs of retinal damage or disease. You might assume that a visual symptom is simply the result of normal, age-related visual decline. But retinal…Read More→

Eat These Foods for Healthy Eyes

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on February 15, 2020

A healthy diet is important to more than just your waistline. Research suggests that eating certain eye-friendly foods helps protect your eyes from diseases, so you can enjoy clear vision longer. Here, the team at Elman Retina Group reveals the foods you should eat to promote excellent ocular health.

Understanding Clinical Trials

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 16, 2020

Clinical trials are used to test the effectiveness and safety of new medications and treatments. Patients may benefit from getting access to medical treatments that they could not receive outside of the trial, and the researchers get the opportunity to test their treatments. In this post, the team at Elman Retina Group gives an overview…Read More→

What Is a Vitrectomy?

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on January 3, 2020

Vitrectomy is a procedure that involves the removal of the vitreous — a gel-like substance that fills the inner eye. A vitrectomy is performed along with other surgical techniques in order to reach the retina and treat a variety of serious vision problems. In this post, the team at Elman Retina Group gives a detailed…Read More→