A retinal detachment occurs when the retina partially or completely peels away from the back of the eye. Once a detachment occurs, retinal function decreases, and light signals cannot get back to the brain to be processed into seeing. Depending on the severity of the detachment, vision loss can be severe and permanent.
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The vitreous is a semi-solid to liquid material that occupies up to 75 per cent of the eye’s volume. It is contained within a thin sac that is tightly adhered to the retina (the inner layer of the eye). One role of the vitreous is to keep the eyeball inflated much like air in a soccer ball!
Presbyopia is a normal aging change in which the crystalline lens of your eye increases in size and loses its elasticity and flexibility. This results in an inability to focus on objects up close.
There’s no denying physicians and dietitians play critical roles in caring for people living with diabetes. But there’s a not-so-secret weapon patients often overlook - their optometrist.
Having knowledge about glaucoma and seeing your optometrist regularly for comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to protect your eyes from glaucoma and other eye diseases.