Five years ago, ophthalmologists might have been able to offer nothing more specific than a clinical suspicion that a patient had an inherited retinal disease. With treatment theoretical at best, genetic testing cost-prohibitive, both doctors and patients found their interactions demoralizing. Since then, researchers have developed free and readily accessible genetic panels to help diagnose… Read More
Diabetics face unique challenges from the day they’re diagnosed, including closely monitoring blood glucose levels and maintaining healthy diets. Routine screening is essential as some problems can sneak up without symptoms. Most often, an eye doctor diagnoses diabetic retinopathy, or damage to the thin light-sensitive nerve layer inside the eye. And frequently the patient is… Read More
Almost anyone who suffers a blow to the face and sees constant flashes of light is smart enough to consult an eye doctor quickly. But eye trauma sometimes results in a subtle, long-term injury that slowly and painlessly threatens sight.