Baltimore Eye Surgery Blog

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→

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→