As a retina specialist, we see many patients with eye problems that are a direct consequence of a systemic disease. In addition, there are some retinal diseases that can be modified by controlling an associated systemic disease. As a result, retina specialists commonly evaluate the patient as a whole, not just an eye.
There is a difference between dry and wet macular degeneration.
The most common cause of blindness has some exciiting new treatments.
AREDS vitamins decrease the progression of AMD, the disease that is the leading cause of blindness in America.