Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment When the retina becomes elevated off the wall of the eye, similar to a blister that forms on the skin or wallpaper coming off the wall. When this happens, the retina becomes separated from its blood supply, and that portion of the retina ceases to...

Floaters

Floaters The perception of little dots, strands, “spidery-like” images that are noticeable under certain lighting conditions. As we age, the normally transparent vitreous gel liquifies and forms little particles and fibrous strands. This debris accumulates...

Amblyopia

Amblyopia Term meaning “lazy eye”. This develops when the brain chooses to “ignore” the “bad” eye resulting in poor vision in that eye even though the eye itself is normal. This can result from numerous causes, the most common of...

Hyperopia

Hyperopia (farsightedness): An optical error in which the eye sees better at a distance than near without correction. (See Refractive Disorders for more details.) Individuals may not recognize any sense of blurred vision at near depending upon their age and degree of...