Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

Published: May 27, 2020 8:41pm 659 Views

Healthy Eating for Healthy Vision

As the old adage goes: “you are what you eat”. In this segment from Island Retina we want to bring to your attention eye healthy foods that may prevent you from undergoing further vision loss, and may help to prolong your vision as you reach your elder years. The go...

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Is retinal toxicity a concern with use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19?

Published: April 16, 2020 3:19pm 748 Views

Is retinal toxicity a concern with use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19?

Should patients who need treatment with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19 worry about retinal toxicity? This is a question I have been asked given that there is quite a bit of news coverage about the possible therapeutic benefit of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for CO...

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Intraocular Injections: A Patient's Guide

Published: March 11, 2020 1:35pm 991 Views

Intraocular Injections: A Patient's Guide

Intraocular injections are a common treatment for retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. Patients with these conditions risk permanent loss of central vision. Treatment as early and thoroughly as possible is important to save vision and pr...

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Study Participation: An Interview With Dr. Weber

Published: March 4, 2020 9:45am 917 Views

Study Participation: An Interview With Dr. Weber

Dr. Pamela Weber, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor in the field of ophthalmology, leads Island Retina in its quest to provide the best retinal and vitreous care through advanced diagnostic and state-of-the-art treatments for their patients.  Standing out above other retinal centers, Is...

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The Amazing Retina: 12 Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Published: February 4, 2020 11:54am 1187 Views

The Amazing Retina: 12 Interesting Facts You Need to Know

As retinal specialists we’ve dedicated our lives to caring for one of the most magnificent parts of the human body. But don’t just take our word for it—check out these 12 interesting facts and see for yourself just how amazing the retina really is. The retina is a part of...

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Epiretinal Membrane (ERM) Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Published: February 4, 2020 11:49am 1251 Views

Epiretinal Membrane (ERM) Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Vision is one of our most valuable assets, and understanding the conditions that can rob us of this sense can go a long way toward prevention. One such sight-stealing condition is an epiretinal membrane (ERM). It has been estimated that about 30 million people in the United States have an epi...

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Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Published: January 3, 2020 1:04pm 578 Views

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects nearly 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of adult blindness for older Americans. Although its development and progression can be devastating, it can be successfully treated if caught early. Understand your risks for Macular Degenerati...

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Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Easily and Painlessly at Island Retina

Published: December 18, 2019 4:14pm 489 Views

Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Easily and Painlessly at Island Retina

Diabetes, affecting 1 in 10 Americans, increases the risks for visual impairment from serious eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy. Regular eye exams are critical in identifying eye disease and saving eyesight, yet 60% of Americans with diabetes skip vision-saving exams. Island Retina, LKC...

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Are Eye Floaters Normal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Published: December 18, 2019 4:09pm 845 Views

Are Eye Floaters Normal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you seeing black or gray spots and specks in your vision? These are most commonly known as eye floaters. Varying in shape and size, you may see a single floater or many. They seem to drift about and dart away when attempting to see them directly. Floaters may be more prevalent in one eye tha...

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Island Retina Recognized as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence

Published: November 12, 2019 6:48pm 525 Views

Island Retina Recognized as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence

The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) has recognized Island Retina as a Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence. Striving to help patients locate outstanding treatment facilities in their area, the MDA recognizes outstanding practices dedicated to exceptional care, innovative treatment...

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Published: November 10, 2019 1:26pm 493 Views

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pound of Prevention Is Worth an Ounce of Cure Diabetic eye disease—specifically diabetic retinopathy— is a worldwide epidemic, and one that hits close to home at Island Retina. With diabetes on the rise, we’re seeing more and more microvascular compli...

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A New Treatment for Wet AMD

Published: November 8, 2019 3:48pm 588 Views

A New Treatment for Wet AMD

A new Novartis drug, Beovu (brolucizumab), has just been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Most common in people 50 and older, it is estimated that 11 million people suffer from age-related macular degeneration. Wet AMD diagnoses make up 10%-15...

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Dr. Pamela Weber - Castle Connolly's Top Doctor Award

Published: July 31, 2019 4:14pm 748 Views

Dr. Pamela Weber - Castle Connolly's Top Doctor Award

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Dr. Pamela Weber was selected as a Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in the field of ophthalmology!   For over 20 years, Castle Connolly is committed to recognizing excellence in the field of medicine.  The Castle Connolly Top Doctor aw...

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Don't Delay Treating Cataracts

Published: July 8, 2019 6:24pm 846 Views

Don't Delay Treating Cataracts

Cataracts is a condition that many people associate with old age, but for many, the symptoms begin decades earlier.  More than 90% of the population will develop cataracts by the time they are 65.  People with diabetes, other eye diseases or those who heavily rely on steroid medications ca...

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Published: May 28, 2019 8:06pm 854 Views

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and estimated 5.4% of American’s over 40 suffer from the condition.   Diabetic retinopathy occurs when too much sugar in a person’s blood stream can lead to the blockage of the blood vessels that fuel t...

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Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Published: April 19, 2019 9:50pm 839 Views

Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

To say that women live busy lives is an understatement.  The demands of caring for children, investing in their marriage, combined with work and home demands leave little time for anything else.  While women may be good at taking care of others, they often neglect their own health and...

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Beware of the Blue Light

Published: March 12, 2019 2:09pm 840 Views

Beware of the Blue Light

From the moment you open your eyes, you rely on your vision 24/7, but how much time do you spend thinking about caring for your eyes?  Between staring at screens for work and for fun, sometimes at multiple screens at once, our eyes are working harder than ever. The average American spends se...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Published: February 8, 2019 2:10pm 704 Views

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in those over 65.   This disease affects the center of the retina, known as the macula which is the paper-thin tissue lining the back of the eye.  Th...

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Set your Sights on a Healthy NY

Published: January 19, 2019 3:53pm 754 Views

Set your Sights on a Healthy NY

January is the time when everyone is focusing on “new year, new you”.  The good news is that many of the classic health resolutions and goals can also directly benefit the health of your eyes.  We want to help you envision a healthier you. Here are some habits for you to incorp...

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Island Retina News Flash

Published: December 16, 2018 8:57pm 853 Views

Island Retina News Flash

Enrollment is now open for a new treatment for diabetic macular edema(DME)!  This is  important as diabetes affects 30,000,000 Americans and  DME affects at least 750,000. The new drug, may be superior to existing treatments,and may require much less frequent administration.The study...

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Vitrectomy 101

Published: November 1, 2018 3:01pm 881 Views

Vitrectomy 101

There are a variety of different ailments and issues that can impact your sight. Sometimes, to be able to correct a problem, surgery is required. Vitrectomy is a surgery that can correct a vision problem. What Does Vitrectomy Correct? The ability for us to see is enabled by light passing t...

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When To Be Concerned With Eye Floaters

Published: October 1, 2018 1:57pm 4858 Views

When To Be Concerned With Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are gray or black specks, cobwebs, or strings that drift around your eye. When you try to look at them directly, they seem to dart away. Floaters are often caused by age-related changes in the eye. Overview There’s a jelly-like substance in our eyes called the vitreous t...

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How To Recognize Myopia In Children

Published: September 2, 2018 1:50pm 653 Views

How To Recognize Myopia In Children

Many parents that need glasses to treat near-sightedness worry that their children will also suffer from the same ailment. Myopia is a refractive error that is common with many people who seek out optometrist assistance, and although it can be hereditary, that doesn’t necessarily mean that...

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Summer Activities May Lead to Eye Injury

Published: June 28, 2018 4:42pm 1956 Views

Injury around the eye The effects of ocular (eye) trauma depend on the mechanism of injury, and outcomes can range from recovery to irreversible blindness and loss of the eye. Ocular trauma usually occurs when an object or substance makes con- tact with the eye. When ocular trauma occurs,...

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We are now enrolling in a phase 3 study looking at a new treatment for retinal vein occlusion

Published: June 14, 2018 4:48pm 904 Views

Retinal vein occlusion(RVO) is a blockage in the retinal veins that drain blood away from the eye. It is a common cause of vision loss affecting 16 million people world wide. It is often caused by atherosclerosis leading to the formation of a blood clot. Treatments are available with steroids, ant...

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Dr. Weber is lecturing

Published: June 13, 2018 4:51pm 985 Views

At Island Retina we enjoy teaching the community of doctors, health care providers and patients. On 6/14/18, Dr. Weber and Mr. Soque will lecture  in Collinsville, IL on “Lucentis and Diagnostic Tools for Retinal Diseases” to retinal practices in that area. Last week, the sa...

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Maintaining a Face Down Head Position after Retinal Detachment Surgery

Published: March 8, 2018 4:57pm 960 Views

Sometimes we need help from the family to maintain a head position. How cute is this!!!

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Image of the Week for May 1, 2017, ASRS – Retinal Image Bank

Published: May 2, 2017 4:52pm 1428 Views

The American Society of Retina Specialists [http://imagebank.asrs.org/home] has selected as it’s Image of the Week, a photograph captured by Mr. James Soque, CRA, OCT-C, COA, Chief of Photography and Imaging Specialist/Island Retina. The link to this photograph can be found here: http://i...

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Stem Cell Treatments

Published: February 1, 2017 4:55pm 750 Views

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | ExperimentalTreatments Stem Cell Treatments Every organ in the body is made up of cells that originated as stem cells, which are then differentiated (changed) into different forms. Stem cells have special ability to become more than one type of cell in the body and also to...

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Lucentis is approved for use in neovascularization associated with myopia

Published: January 6, 2017 5:02pm 922 Views

FDA Approves Genentech’s Lucentis® (Ranibizumab Injection) for Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization First anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy approved to treat patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) in the U.S., a condition that can lead to blindne...

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