|Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion and Central Retinal Artery Occlusion |
We are conditioned to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle from every direction; we usually think this is to prevent heart disease, diabetes or stroke. What most of us don’t realize is that what is happening elsewhere in the body is also happening within the eyes.
As we age, a natural plaque begins to form in the arteries that allow the blood to carry nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body. No one is exempt from this, but it only becomes a problem if the amount...Read More
|Central Retinal Artery Occlusion |
When people are cautioned to maintain a healthy lifestyle they usually think it is solely to prevent obesity or heart disease. Most people do not realize that our eyes are as dependent on our life choices as other organs in the body. As we age a natural plaque begins to form in our arteries just as plaque forms on our teeth if we don’t brush them. This happens to everybody but only escalates into a problem if the amount of plaque creates a loss of elasticity and hardens onto the arterial ...Read More
|Fluorescein Angiography |
Most people do not know that the only place in the human body where blood vessels can be viewed in their natural state, without cutting something open, is in the back of the eye. For this reason, the eye is one of the best places to evaluate diseases and conditions that affect the circulation; what is happening in the ocular blood vessels is also happening elsewhere in the body.
For this reason, Fluorescein Angiography (FA) , a test in which the vegetabl...Read More
|OCT - OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY |
This revolutionary test allows doctors an opportunity to better understand and view disease progression of the macula, the retina and the optic nerve long before actual vision loss takes place. Routine analysis of the retina utilizes manual and photographic views of the top layers or simply its surface. OCT tomography provides a more detailed look at the retina with a three-dimensional side-view or optical cross-section.
This procedure provides a more precise analysis of the i...Read More