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If you’re searching for information about the retina, look no further. The retina is a complex layer of nerve cells that is vital to the clarity of your vision. When something goes wrong with the retina, serious consequences can occur if you don’t act quickly. At the New Jersey Eye Center, we believe that having access to the right information could potentially save your vision. Our extensive collection of articles will help you identify any retinal disorders in their early stages. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the New Jersey Eye Center and speak with a member of our knowledgeable team.

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

2019-05-14T02:14:27-05:00February 25th, 2019|Retina Disorders|

Age-related macular degeneration is a common condition which many of us have never heard of. In the US alone, it’s estimated that over 9 million people suffer from it. This number is expected to double by the year 2050.  Macular degeneration is also the leading cause of blindness among the older generations. February has [...]

Prevent Myopia From Getting Worse

2019-04-23T15:51:36-05:00June 14th, 2018|Retina Disorders|

It can be easy to prevent myopia from getting worse once you know what causes it. Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is caused by a distortion in the shape of the eyeball. Due to this slight distortion, images are projected on the front of the retina rather than directly onto the retina. Those [...]

Diabetic Retinopathy Causes and How to Reverse Them

2019-04-09T13:17:10-05:00May 29th, 2018|Retina Disorders|

Interested in learning how to keep diabetic retinopathy under control and even reversing it? Diabetic retinopathy causes are complex, but understanding them is important if you want to control the disease.   By Dr. Alain Bauza Diabetic retinopathy causes Diabetic retinopathy (DR) occurs when uncontrolled blood sugar leads to lack of blood flow and oxygen to the [...]

What Is the Treatment for Retinal Vein Occlusion?

2019-04-09T13:18:15-05:00May 21st, 2018|Retina Disorders|

A retinal vein occlusion is a sudden onset condition which can lead to permanent blindness. It happens when a vein in the retina gets blocked, causing pressure in the eye. This, in turn, can lead to bleeding, swellings or fluid leaks. A mild retinal vein occlusion can lead to blurred vision or partial permanent [...]

How to Prevent Macular Degeneration: Do’s and Don’ts

2019-04-09T13:26:10-05:00April 19th, 2018|Retina Disorders|

If you are looking for ways to prevent macular degeneration, there are some do's and don’ts that you should be aware of. Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it is the leading cause of eyesight loss in older adults. But younger people should not ignore it if the first signs of it to [...]

Flashes of Light: What To Do?

2019-04-09T13:27:28-05:00April 12th, 2018|Retina Disorders|

If you see occasional lightning streaks, specks or flashes of light in your field of vision, don’t be alarmed. They are quite common, especially in elderly people. Mention it to your ophthalmologist during your next eye exam. If, however, you suddenly start seeing persistent and repeated jagged lines or flashes of [...]

Dr. Lauren Kallina: “Many of Retina Problems, if Detected Early, Can be Reversed.”

2019-04-09T13:37:35-05:00January 9th, 2018|Retina Disorders|

Lots of ocular problems are related to retina disorders. Macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are only some of the many retina complications. Retina Specialist Dr. Lauren Kallina of the New Jersey Eye Center has kindly agreed to fill us in on some of the problems afflicting today's patients.  The following is a transcript of the interview. [...]