Why Do Optometrists Dilate Your Eyes?

Why Do Optometrists Dilate Your Eyes?

During a comprehensive eye examination, you may have experienced the sensation of having your eyes dilated with special eye drops. This commonly performed procedure plays a vital role in providing your eye doctor with a clear and comprehensive view of the back of your...
5 Things To Know About Roth Spot

5 Things To Know About Roth Spot

A Roth spot is a term used for a specific type of hemorrhage in the retina. These hemorrhages are flame-shaped and encircle a white area of the retina, which gives them their unique appearance. The presence of a white center is pathognomonic for a Roth spot. While...
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Blindness

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Blindness

Optic nerve hypoplasia is an inherited eye condition that severely impacts vision due to abnormalities in the retina and optic nerve. Typically optic nerve hypoplasia affects both eyes, although it may be slightly more severe in one eye than the other. Symptoms of...
What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?

What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?

Central serous chorioretinopathy is an acute eye condition that can lead to reduced vision in one eye. This condition can occur due to steroid use, stress levels being heightened, pregnancy, or be from an unknown cause. Central serous chorioretinopathy is usually not...
A Look at Macular Degeneration

A Look at Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a progressive condition that results in deterioration of central vision and visual acuity.  This disease, also known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness, especially among older...