Tag: retinal detachment

Cataract Surgery Improves Your Vision and Your Quality of Life

Cataracts—clumps of protein that cloud the lenses of your eyes—are the most common cause of vision impairment in older adults; they affect more than 25 million Americans, 61 percent of whom are women.
How Cataracts Form
Cataracts may develop in one or both eyes. The lenses in your eyes are made primarily

YAG Laser Treatment Reduces Eye Floaters

Floaters are tiny specks or cobweb-like particles that seem to float across your eye. They increase with age and are seldom serious, but if they increase dramatically or suddenly, they can be a sign of retinal tearing or detachment; left untreated, your vision could be permanently harmed. (Retinal detachment appears

Detached Retina: Symptoms and Treatment

Detached Retina: Symptoms and Treatment

Your retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eyes. Its job is to send visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. A detached retina means it has been lifted or pulled from its normal position. Sometimes, small areas of the retina become

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