Eye Conditions

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March 23, 2003

Macular Hole, Epiretinal Membranes, and Macular Pucker Have Similar Origins

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by Wendy Strouse Watt, O.D. March 2003 The vitreous is the fluid in front of the retina. It keeps the eye round. When we are children, it has the consistency of egg white. As we get older, it gets thicker, like clear gelatin. As it gets thicker, it degenerates and pulls off in strings, creating
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October 23, 2002

Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

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by Dan Roberts October 2002 Several types of macular degeneration affecting children, teenagers, or adults are commonly known as early onset or juvenile MD. Many of these types are hereditary and are looked upon as macular dystrophies instead of degeneration. “Degeneration” is the term used for descriptions of the diseases of age related macular degeneration,
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October 23, 2002

Retinal Detachment

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by Dan Roberts October 2002 The retina is attached to the sclera in the back of the eye, and a retinal detachment occurs when it is pulled away from this normal position. The retina, like film in a camera, is responsible for creating the images that one sees. A good picture could not be produced
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