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Macular Degeneration Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Macular Degeneration

  1. Glaucoma - What Increases Your Risk

    Of people age 65 and older, about 25% have some form of macular degeneration.

  2. Surgery for Glaucoma and a Cataract - Surgery

    Wet AMD thermal laser photocoagulation surgery is the primary treatment for age - related macular degeneration (AMD) at this time. Learn more.

  3. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    Blocked tear ducts are sometimes cleared using a procedure called intubation. During intubation,two small wire probes attached to silicone tubes are passed into the upper and lower tear duct openings (puncta) and down the tear duct drainage system into the nasal cavity. The wires are removed and the tubes are tied or sewn in place to keep the tear ducts open. Intubation is usually done as ...

  4. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    Blepharitis is a skin problem that affects the eyelids and lashes. It may be caused by bacteria or by other skin conditions such as dandruff, skin allergies, or eczema.

  5. Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment

    Many eye problems are treated with eyedrops or eye ointments,and sometimes with both. Even though drops and ointments are widely used,many people don't know the best way to put them in. But with a little preparation,you can comfortably and easily put drops or ointment in your eyes or someone else's. Eyedrops and eye ointments can deliver medicine directly to your eyes,keep your eyes moist,...

  6. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    In the treatment of open-angle glaucoma,your eye doctor will try to reduce the risk of damage to your optic nerve by keeping your eye pressure (intraocular pressure,or IOP) from rising above a certain level. That level of pressure is called your target pressure. By reducing the risk of optic nerve damage,maintaining the target pressure in your eyes may help slow the progression of the ...

  7. Glaucoma - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about factors that make retinal detachment more likely.

  8. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    There are three types of retinal detachment.Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is the most common type of detachment. It is caused by tears or holes in the retina called retinal breaks. A retinal break allows fluid from the middle of the eye to pass through the tear and settle under the retina. As the fluid builds up under the retina, it pushes the retina away from the layer beneath it. See a picture of a detached retina.The most frequent cause of retinal tears is posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), a condition in which the vitreous gel separates from the retina. At points where the gel is more strongly attached to the retina, the vitreous gel can pull so hard that it tears the retina. Retinal tears occur most often on the sides (periphery) of the retina, because the vitreous gel is attached to the retina most strongly in those areas. Often harmless, posterior vitreous detachments usually result from normal changes in the vitreous gel that develop as the eyes age.Retinal breaks

  9. Cataracts - Treatment Overview

    Cataract surgery is a common procedure. It involves removing the natural lens of the eye, which contains the cataract.

  10. Glaucoma - Treatment Overview

    Only surgery can repair retinal detachment. It is usually successful and, in many cases, restores good vision.

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