Category: Vision

Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which damage to your optic nerve results in vision loss. Most often, the damage is caused by elevated pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure) caused by inadequate drainage of fluid from the inside of the...Read More

Posted on February 14, 2020 By Dr. P. in

How to Avoid Eye Strain and Fatigue from Screens

It’s hard to imagine a day without looking at your smartphone, computer, or TV screen. Even objects that didn’t use to have a screen do now, like books and watches. But all of that screen-staring can be hard on your eyes. If you’ve...Read More

Posted on December 15, 2019 By wpengine in

Is a macular hole the result of macular degeneration?

Is a macular hole the result of macular degeneration? San Diego macular degeneration treatment

The macula is the most crucial part of the retina, because it provides the detailed central vision necessary for many daily tasks. Damage to the macula...Read More

Posted on April 26, 2019 By Dr. P. in

What is a “secondary cataract”?

What is a “secondary cataract”? San Diego cataract surgeon

Cataract is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the modern world. Fortunately, cataract surgery is able to restore vision for nearly all patients, by replacing the...Read More

Posted on March 26, 2019 By Dr. P. in

How to Tell if You Have Ocular Melanoma

As temperatures are starting to heat up in San Diego, you are probably spending more time outdoors if not at the beach. Even though getting some Vitamin D is good for your skin and your soul, too much sun can wreak some serious damage on your...Read More

Posted on March 15, 2019 By Dr. P. in ,

Radiation for ocular melanoma

Radiation for ocular melanoma

Being diagnosed with any form of cancer starts you on a journey of testing and treatments. For patients with ocular melanoma, sorting through the treatment options can sometimes feel overwhelming.

For a...Read More

Posted on March 12, 2019 By Dr. P. in

How does the retina get its blood supply?

How does the retina get its blood supply?

Interruptions in the blood supply to the retina can cause a variety of conditions that we commonly treat here in our clinic. Understanding how the retina gets its blood supply can help to understand how...Read More

Posted on February 26, 2019 By Dr. P. in

What is macular pucker?

What is macular pucker?

Among the retinal conditions we treat here at California Retina Associates is a condition called macular pucker. It goes by many other names, including epiretinal membrane, preretinal membrane, cellophane maculopathy,...Read More

Posted on February 12, 2019 By Dr. P. in