Category: Retina

5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on November 7, 2019

Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. Fortunately, there are steps people can take to lower their risk of losing vision due to AMD.  Here are five tips to […]

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Patient questions …

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on February 10, 2016

I have beginning macular degeneration. Is there a certain type of dark sunglasses I should wear to protect my eyes? There is no definitive scientific evidence that any particular type of sunglasses can protect against the development or progression of macular degeneration (a breakdown of tissues in the back of the eye).  However, we do […]

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Retinal Detachment Emergency Treatment

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on July 9, 2014

Recently on a Tuesday morning, Dr. Holekamp received a phone call at the Pepose Vision Institute from an optometrist in southern Illinois. His pastor came to the office complaining of a 3-day history of floaters, flashes, and loss of peripheral vision. The optometrist diagnosed a macula-on retinal detachment. The term “macula-on” means that the center […]

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Dr. Holekamp Talks About Age-related macular degeneration

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on February 9, 2014

Dr.  Holekamp, Director of Retina Services at Pepose Vision Institute says macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people 60 years and older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) never makes you totally blind, but it can leave you legally blind. Even in advanced cases, you can still function somewhat normally, but you […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on November 1, 2013

Do you or someone you love have diabetes? If so, did you know that every diabetic individual needs a yearly dilated retinal examination? This is true even if you have no vision problems. The retinal hemorrhaging associated with diabetes has no symptoms at first, but once vision is affected it becomes much more difficult to […]

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