What causes macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 55. Studies have found that both genetic and environmental risk factors influence the disease. Rarer forms of macular degeneration can occur in younger people and can be inherited or associated with trauma, infection or systemic disease.

How can vitreo-retinal problems be treated?

Problems with the retina and vitreous including retinal tear, retinal detachment, severe intraocular infection, eye disease and trauma can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Surgery, lasers and injections can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.

What are floaters?

Floaters, floaters and more floaters ... Floaters (big or little) are black specks that drift up and down or side to side in our line of sight. What a nuisance!! Floaters are generally no cause for concern, but here goes with the technical stuff. The cavity of your eye is filled with a jelly-like substance called…