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What is cornea, fovea, macula?

What is cornea, fovea, macula?

Eye parts: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which focus light and allows it to enter the eye. Contact lenses rest on the cornea. The macular is the central retinal area of sharper vision and the fovea is the very center of the macula with the sharpest of all vision. ...Read more

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Macula (Definition)

Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the ...Read more


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I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia? OD: -15D macular pucker OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

See retina specialit: Do you mean macular degeneration? It appears that you need an eye doctor specialized on the retina and macular. Don't delay another second since your eyesight may depend on it. ...Read more

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more

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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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What is myopic retinal detachment?

What is myopic retinal detachment?

See below: Myopic eyes are longer (axial length) and thus the retina is thinner and potentially more at risk for developing retinal tears and holes that can ultimately lead to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Lt.eye mac.pucker.Corrected vision 20/40 µpsia.Amsler grid nl.Corrected vision 20/40.Age 69.Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia?Rt. eye20/30.

Lt.eye mac.pucker.Corrected vision 20/40 &micropsia.Amsler grid nl.Corrected vision 20/40.Age 69.Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia?Rt. eye20/30.

Micropsia: Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micropsia can be caused by optical factors (such as wearing glasses), by distortion of images in the eye (such as optically, via swelling of the cornea or from changes in the shape of the retina such as from retinal edema,macular degeneration, and more ...Read more

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Is rhegmatogenous retinal detachment partial?

Depends: Retinal detachments can be rhegmatogenous (due to a retinal tear or hole), tractional (from scar tissue), or serous (from inflammation, tumors, or other causes). All of these can be partial or total in how much of the retina is detached. ...Read more

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What is the retinal pigment epithelium?

What is the retinal pigment epithelium?

Cells under retina: The retinal pigment epithelium are cells under the retina that work to keep your photoreceptors working properly and allow vision. They can become damaged in various diseases, probably the most common being AMD. ...Read more

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What is the retinal pigment epithelium?

What is the retinal pigment epithelium?

Many functions: The RPE is a layer underneath the retina that serves many roles. Its many functions include light absorption, epithelial transport, spatial ion buffering, visual cycle, phagocytosis, secretion and immune modulation. Without it, the retina degenerates as in various diseases including AMD. ...Read more

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Where is eye aqueous humor produced?

Where is eye aqueous humor produced?

Ciliary body: The aqueous functions as the clear "blood" of the front of the eye. It is produced in a ring gland behind the outer edge of the iris called the ciliary body. The fluid bathes the eye interior and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the lens and the inside of the cornea, carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide. Dysfunction of the drains can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.

How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.

Epiretinal membrane: Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg. Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion ...Read more

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Whats central serous chorioretinopathy?

Whats central serous chorioretinopathy?

Retinal condition: This is a retinal condition that causes swelling the in central retina leading to decreased vision. It is associated with stress. The condition usually resolves by itself without treatment but if not, treatments are available. See your eye doctor if you have decreased vision. ...Read more

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Is epiretinal membrane the same thing as macular pucker?

Is epiretinal membrane the same thing as macular pucker?

Yes: Yes, both terms describe the same condition. This condition results from a membrane forming from a remnant of vitreous that stays adherent to the retina after the vitreous separates from the retina. This condition may never cause visual issues, but in some people the membrane will wrinkle and may need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration genetic?

Is macular degeneration genetic?

Some: There are a few inherited forms especially those in the young and those associated with drusen deposits that have strong inheritance. Less certain is the inheritance pattern of ordinary, older age macular degeneration - the data is still being worked out. You can help protect your macula with a good diet, avoidance of sunlight and stopping smoking. ...Read more

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Is astaxanthin helpful w/ dry macular degeneration?

Is astaxanthin helpful w/ dry macular degeneration?

Possible: This is an antioxident supplement, but once damage is done it probably wont help. On the other hand if you dont hve side effects it cannot hurt to try. ...Read more

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How rare is macular degeneration vision impairment?

How rare is macular degeneration vision impairment?

Frequent in elderly: There are a few rare macular degeneration (md) cases in the young but most md is in the elderly. Vision changes can be from minor to severe depending upon the individual. The frequency increases with age up to about 17% affected in those over age 90. If you or a family member/friend has this problem, they should see a retinal specialist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What is central serous retinopathy?

What is central serous retinopathy?

Not rare...: ..Condition where fluid fills up behind the retina ad causes blur/distortion. Goes away and recurs. Usually not treated. More common in type a pople. ...Read more

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Is the macula the same thing as the macula lutea in your eyes?

Yes: Yes, the macula lutea (latin macula means patch, lutea means yellow) is often called macula for short. It is the central area of the retina which correlates to the central part of vision in each eye. Any ocular anatomy text can give you many interesting details regarding this highly metabolically active part of the body. ...Read more

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What exactly is macular degeneration in the eyes?

What exactly is macular degeneration in the eyes?

HereditaryVisionLoss: Macular degeneration is an inherited predisposition to central vision loss where either extra blood vessels grow and leak ("wet") under the macula (the central part of the retina) or the macula thins (atrophies). ...Read more

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