Central Serous Retinopathy

What is Central Serous Retinopathy? In central serous retinopathy (CSR) (sometimes called central serous choroidopathy), fluid builds up under the retina and distorts vision. Fluid leakage is believed to come from a tissue layer with blood vessels under the retina, called the choroid. CSR commonly occurs in healthy young males between 30 and 50 years… Read More

CMV Retinitis

What is CMV Retinitis? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a virus that may infect the retina and potentially cause irreversible vision loss due to retinal detachment or destruction. It is most often diagnosed in patients with a severely compromised immune system, including those with AIDS or those on chronic immunosuppressive therapy following organ transplantation. Although a… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the most common type of diabetic retinopathy and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. The condition develops when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina causing the vessels to leak fluid or blood into the back of the eye. Proliferative Diabetic… Read More

Flashes and Floaters

What are floaters? The vitreous is a jelly-like substance that adheres to the retina. As we get older, the vitreous shrinks in size and pulls away from the retina. We call this a posterior vitreous detachment. This shrinkage of the vitreous can cause flashes of light and floaters. Sometimes, the vitreous pulls too hard on… Read More

Macular Hole

What is the macular hole? A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue, called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A macular hole can cause blurry and distorted central vision. Macular holes… Read More

Macular Pucker

What is a macular pucker? The macula is the center-part of the retina that provides the best vision needed for reading and fine detail. Sometimes, scar tissue forms over the macula and causes wrinkling in the macula. These wrinkles cause both distortion and blurriness of the vision. The macula must lie flat against the back… Read More

Strokes of the Retina

What are retinal strokes? Eye strokes occur when blockages (occlusions) occur in arteries or veins in the retina, causing vision loss. This “stroke” is called a retinal artery occlusion. Just as strokes occur in other parts of the body because blood flow is blocked, your eye also may suffer damage when vital parts such as… Read More


What is Uveitis? Uveitis is a broad term used to describe many problems with your eyes. What they all have in common is inflammation and swelling that can destroy eye tissues. That destruction can lead to poor vision or blindness. There are three important structures to the uvea, the iris, the ciliary body, and the… Read More

Macular Degeneration

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