April 10, 2018

Malignant melanoma of the eye can develop when pigment cells in your eye grow out of control.  Pigment cells are responsible for your eye color.  The cause of uncontrollable cell growth isn’t usually known.  Exposure to ultraviolet radiation has been identified as one potential cause of the disease.  Choroidal melanoma is cancer that affects the … Continue reading “What Choroidal Melanoma?”

Diabetic Retinopathy
October 11, 2017

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Retina is a highly sensitive thin tissue that lines the innermost part of the eye.It is this tissue that gives us our vision and is the part you are using now to read this note! There are tiny blood vessels on the Retina which bring oxygen and nourishment to it. Diabetes … Continue reading “Diabetic Retinopathy”

October 11, 2017

What is Avastin? Eye doctors use Avastin to treat several eye and retina diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age in the United States. AMD is caused by the breakdown of the central portion of the retina, called the macula (the highly … Continue reading “What is Avastin?”

Retinopathy of Prematurity
October 11, 2017

What is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding disease caused by an abnormal development of the retinal blood vessels in premature infants. The retina is the inner layer of the eye that receives light and turns it into visual messages that are sent to the brain. When a baby … Continue reading “Retinopathy of Prematurity”