Author: Palmetto Retina Center
- September 25, 2023
Lifestyle Modifications for Diabetic Retinopathy: Diet, Exercise, and Blood Sugar Control
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may be at risk for diabetic retinopathy . If untreated, this condition can lead to serious vision …
- August 28, 2023
How to Recognize Vision Problems in Children and What You Can Do
Vision problems can adversely affect a child’s development and well-being. Therefore, it’s essential to know the warning signs that may indicate the …
- July 24, 2023
UV Safety and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What You Need to Know
Summer’s here, and as you enjoy the warm weather, it’s important to be aware of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Our eyes are particularly …
- June 28, 2023
The Eye-Brain Connection: How the Retina is the Brain's Window to the World
Our sense of vision relies as much on the brain as it does on our eyes. The retina itself develops from brain tissue and is considered part of the …
- May 26, 2023
Coping with Vision Loss Caused by AMD: Support, Resources, and Assistive Devices
Age-related macular degeneration is very common and is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment among US adults. Beyond the physical …
- April 24, 2023
What Is Macular Edema? Are You at Risk?
The macula is an oval-shaped, yellow-pigmented area in the center of the retina. The macula is responsible for sharp central vision (e.g., seeing …
- March 20, 2023
Quiz: How Much do You Know About Diabetic Eye Diseases?
In the U.S., nearly 30 million people have diabetes, leaving them at risk of developing eye disorders that could result in preventable vision loss. …
- February 24, 2023
How Does Blue Light Affect Your Retina?
Did you know? On a sunny day, the white light we see is made up of seven different colors — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (or …
- January 31, 2023
Stress and the Retina: Understanding Central Serous Retinopathy
While your retina has the crucial role of enabling you to see, this photosensitive tissue layer is at risk for multiple health threats. When fluid …
- December 29, 2022
What Are Anti-VEGF Medications?
When it comes to retinal conditions, depending on your situation, little or no action, other than monitoring, may be needed. But should treatment be …