Category: Retina

Inherited retinal disease and gene therapy

Inherited Retinal Disease and Gene Therapy

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

Horizon Eye Care Retina Center opening

Horizon Opens Separate Retina Center at Cotswold Location

Say you have retinal issues and come to Horizon Eye Care multiple times a year. Perhaps you’re older, as people with retinal problems tend to be, or have mobility issues. Wouldn’t you prefer a private office just inside the front door of the facility, one with a wide automatic door, low-light waiting area and plenty… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy: Collaboration is Key

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

Our retinas are integral to vision

Why Our Retinas Are Integral To Vision: They Convert Light Into Sight

Without your retinas, you couldn’t have sight. This layer of tissue half a millimeter thick – less than two-hundredths of an inch – lines the back of the eye. Its millions of light-sensing nerve cells, called rods and cones because of their shapes, convert light into electrical impulses; the optic nerve sends those to the… Read More

Early detection of AMD is important

AMD: Early Detection Is Key To Maintaining Good Visual Acuity

Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. As baby boomers age and our older population grows, we expect the condition to become more prevalent. Collectively, the doctors at Horizon Eye Care pride ourselves on staying ahead of medical trends to best serve our patients. That being said, to combat… Read More

Eye trauma is common in sports

Eye Trauma Can Be Blunt Or Sneaky, But It’s Dangerous Either Way

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.

Woman focusing on a plant

Your Retina: A Thin Line Between Light and Darkness

That’s your retina, a membrane less than half a millimeter thick. It’s full of photoreceptor cells called rods and cones that send information to your optic nerve: 75 to 150 million rods relay shapes in black-and-white, while 7 million cones transmit information about color. When the retina’s damaged,

Steven J. Ryder, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Steven J. Ryder, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Ryder brings to Horizon several specialties, including in the areas of retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease. He will be based at Horizon’s Cotswold,

Dr. Vandana Minnal at Waverly

Waverly Location Now Open

Horizon Eye Care, consistently confirmed by peers as the most trusted eye practice in Charlotte, is now open in the one of the city’s most popular locations. Horizon’s new full-service, multi-specialty location features a state-of-the-art facility that includes 8,300 square feet of medical space.

Rendering of Waverly Development in south Charlotte

New Horizon Eye Care Office At Waverly

Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall. The current Arboretum location will close once this new space is completed. Read the full story from the Charlotte Business Journal.