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What is Macular Edema?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/06/2018 - 02:46

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina—a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina where they…

What is Myopia?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/29/2018 - 02:41

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem affecting nearly one-third of the population. As the name implies, people who are nearsighted can easily see objects that are near to them, but struggle with objects that are far away. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to…

Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/22/2018 - 02:36

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. While diabetic eye disease may not always be preventable, early detection and treatment, before significant vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease treatment depends on the type of eye disease you…

Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/15/2018 - 13:41

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye doctors and the skills each…

Eye Examination Instruments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/08/2018 - 13:36

A complete eye examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough eye examination in Dallas, many diagnostic tests will be performed. The following are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A digital retinal camera, also called a…

What is Macular Disease?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/01/2018 - 13:31

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula of the eye. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the side or peripheral vision is…

How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/25/2018 - 13:21

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

The Macula of the Human Eye

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/18/2018 - 03:55

The macula, macula lutea, is the small, yellowish central portion of the retina of the human eye. The macula is the most active part of the eye and processes the light signals that allow us to do fine work. It is responsible for sharp, clear central vision and the ability to perceive color. The Function…

Eye Exam Explained – Part Two

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/11/2018 - 03:51

Slit Lamp – The slit lamp exam allows the eye to be analyzed from front to back. During this test in Dallas, Dr. Saland uses a special high-power microscope to examine the structures of your eye, testing for infections or ocular diseases. This test is beneficial for detecting conjunctivitis and other common eye issues as well…

Eye Exam Explained – Part One

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/04/2018 - 03:48

Routine eye exams are important for your overall health and well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your eye doctor, or you’ve never had an eye exam, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit the optometrist. A comprehensive eye examination in Dallas includes several steps. During this visit, Dr. Saland…