Tag Archives: macular degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Part 1

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

A common question often asked during eye examinations is “what is macular degeneration and am I at risk for this disease?”  Macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it’s occurrence increases with age.  AMD is …

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: antioxidants for your eyes

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research has shown the connection between good nutrition and eye health.  There are guidelines for the amount of antioxidants that should be consumed in order to reduce the harmful affects of the environment.  Radiation from energy, such as the …

More Than an Eye Exam……150 Point Inspection

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Our eyes are very much like a car.  We relay on both to get around.  So, why is it that we don’t think anything about getting our cars inspected yearly (maybe because there’s a law requiring it) but we don’t …

3-D Imaging of the Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a method of using light to scan and image tissue in the body. Other types of imaging use sound or radio frequency, and the OCT is able to obtain higher resolution because of its use …

Macular degeneration (AMD) and hearing loss

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

As reported in the February 2011 issue of Review of Optometry, a recent study in Turkey has linked the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with the incidence of age related hearing loss.  The results of the study concluded that …

Surgery

Posted ago by Admin

We are specialists in co-managing various eye surgeries.  As primary care providers, we refer surgical cases to specialists, and perform some or all of the post op care in our office. Lasik Cataracts Refractive implants Glaucoma Cornea Oculoplastic – Blepharoplasty …

Macular Degeneration

Posted ago by Admin

Age related macular degeneration is becoming a significant vision problem in the U.S. as our population is living longer.  This condition, which affects the central area of the retina known as the macula, has two different forms.  The first, which …