Category Archives: Educational

Narrow Angles & Angle Closure Glaucoma

This material will help you understand narrow angles and how they are treated.  Eye words to know: Optic nerve: A nerve at the back of your eye that connects to your brain. The optic nerve sends light signals to your brain so you can see. Aqueous humor (“aqueous”): Clear liquid inside the front part of […]


Preventing High Myopia

By Dr. Luis Washington Lu, M.D. based on the article by Jennifer Sha  By 2020 the global prevalence of myopia and high myopia are estimated to be 34% and 5.4% respectively and are predicted to increase. Due to the increased risk of developing complications such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataract, and myopic macular degeneration, much […]


Healthy Aging Month – September 2019

One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. To bring attention to taking care of our eyes as we age, the American Academy […]


OPTOMAP

optomap | Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging Your eyes are a window to your health. Take a closer look with optomap. Protect your vision. We recommend that our patients include an optomap as part of your comprehensive eye exam. The optomap ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging device helps you and your eye doctor make informed decisions about your […]


Epiretinal Membrane

EPIRETINAL MEMBRANE By Luis Washington Lu, M.D. An epiretinal membrane (ERM) is a semitranslucent sheath of glial cells covering the inner service of the retinal. This ERM can be: Idiopathic: secondary to Posterior Vitreous Separation (Aging) in a sensitive eye Secondary to a variety of conditions including eye vascular occlusions, inflammation, trauma, intraocular surgery, and […]


Marfan Syndrome

MARFAN SYNDROME CONTROVERSIES IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE SUBLUXED CRYSTAL, LUXATED, RETINA’S DETACHMENT   INTRODUCTION Marfan syndrome is a hereditary connective tissue disorder that is usually transmitted by autosomal dominant inheritance. Approximately 15% of patients have no family history. They present ophthalmological, cardiological and skeletal manifestations.1,2,3  It is postulated that the syndrome is produced in 80% of cases […]



Understanding Eyes That Have Undergone Refractive Surgery

Dr. Luis W. Lu, M.D.   Looking back at the early days of refractive surgery, surgeons may now have mixed feelings about the era of radial keratotomy (RK). RK not only had relatively poor predictability but also produced eyes with unstable refractive errors. The significant diurnal fluctuations and high altitude related hyperopic shifts after surgery […]


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