Common Retinal Issues
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the back of the eye become weakened and damaged, causing swelling or leakage of blood in the eye. Symptoms of retinopathy include loss of central vision; loss of the ability to see color; blurred or distorted vision; and small spots in the field of vision known as floaters. Your doctor can diagnose diabetic retinopathy with a dilated eye exam or with fluorescein angiography.
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Macular degeneration affects the area of the retina called the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. A person with this condition has difficulty seeing detailed objects such as small print, faces, or street signs. It is a progressive eye condition that typically occurs in people over 60 and affects as many as 10 million people in the U.S.
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- Diagnosing macular degeneration
- Macular degeneration treatment options
- Symptoms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Risk factors for AMD
- Information on living with macular degeneration
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Floaters are small abnormalities in a person’s vision. They can appear as tiny spots or small curvy lines that move along with the movement of the eye. Common causes of floaters include foreign matter in the vitreous humor, physical injury to the eye, or another existing eye disease. While floaters do not have serious adverse effects on your vision, you should monitor them closely because they could indicate a more serious condition.