Macular disease affects the macula, the part of the retina at the back of the eye. Although small in size at only 5mm, the macula has a big job. It is responsible for central vision, most of the color vision, and the fine details we see. The macula contains
Heredity and genetics play a role in macular diseases. Aged-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of severe vision loss among people aged 50 or older and affects nearly 10 million people in the United States. The 2 primary types of age-related macular degeneration are dry and
Annual eye exams are important for general vision health but extra important for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes can cause a variety of health complications, including the possibility of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy does not usually appear until 5 years after being diagnosed with
Retinal detachment is as alarming as it sounds. In fact, if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of retinal detachment, you should seek immediate medical attention. A detached retina is considered an emergency wherein the retina is pulled from its normal position. The retina is the thin, light
Innovation in technology advances humanity in a multitude of ways. While trends in skincare come and go, advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, hair loss, skin cancer and more are improving the quality of life for millions of people.  Dermatological
When skin worries arise you may wonder which specialized care provider can best address the issue. Dermatologist or esthetician-who should you see for your skin concerns? Both are licensed to care for your skin and can offer solutions for optimal skin health. In an ideal world we would have
The demand for Botox and fillers continues to rise, especially among young people, as the desire to erase wrinkles, contour the jawline, boost the fullness of the lips, highlight certain features and shrink others becomes top priority. Everyone wants to grow older, but not everyone wants to look older.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Your face may be the first telltale sign that something abnormal may be developing. Changes on your face and other parts of the body may alert you to what your skin’s appearance says about your health. Sometimes certain foods
Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells most often developed by exposure to the sun. Too much ultraviolet radiation from the sun or artificial sun such as tanning beds can damage DNA in skin cells. Over 80% of skin cancer is caused by overexposure to UV radiation. 
Acne, eczema and dry skin are such common skin conditions that a simple online search will yield you countless options ranging from effective home remedies to surgical interventions. But there are not so common skin conditions that pose chronic issues, are not always easily treatable, and can impact overall