Do you save time and money getting an online eye exam? What is the cost of a “do-it-yourself” eye exam? Wouldn’t it be nice to just check your vision and get your prescription on your computer at home? It sure beats the commute, waiting in a doctor’s office, and taking time off from work. Yet… Continue Reading
Unfortunately, my answer to this patient was “no.” This is wet macular degeneration that I had to send for Avastin treatment by a retinal specialist. There are two basic types of macular degeneration: “wet” and “dry.” Approximately 10-15% of the cases of macular degeneration are the “wet” (exudative) type. In the “wet” type of macular… Continue Reading
A fluffy, white patch in your eye is called a “cotton-wool spot” and can represent a compromise to the circulation and vascular system. They can also indicate damage to the retinal nerve fibers, with build-up of material that doesn’t belong there. Sometimes you can have a sudden “blind spot,” blurry vision, or peripheral vision loss. … Continue Reading
You know about freckles on your skin, but did you know you can have a freckle in your eye? It can only be found on a dilated eye exam. And it must be carefully monitored for any changes.
A soft multifocal contact lens wearer came in for an annual eye examination. Best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 right eye and 20/50 left eye. Dilated fundus examination revealed an epiretinal membrane in the left eye, which was the cause of decreased vision. Epiretinal membrane results when a a thin fibrous tissue forms on the… Continue Reading
By Dr. Yvonne Alomia Recently, I saw a 16 year old girl for a routine eye examination. Last exam had been 2-3 years ago. Her medical history was negative for everything. Picture of her right eye’s retina is above. Blood work by primary care physician shows she has HIGH LIVER ENZYMES but they don’t… Continue Reading