Patient Education Videos
How the Eye WorksHow does the eye work? How is an image created when we see something? Light enters the eye and is focused by the lens. The light shines on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The retina detects the light and sends signals through the optic nerve to the brain. these signals are interpreted by the brain as an image.
To learn more about eye health and how to take care of your vision, visit EyeSmart, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health
Mire en español: https://youtu.be/mT6tLUzzWSE
Protecting Your Vision from Diabetes: The Annual Exam Every Diabetic NeedsWhy should people with diabetes get an annual eye exam? An Eye M.D. and patients explain how it can save your sight. Learn more at http://www.geteyesmart.org.
What are cataracts?Cataracts are when the eye's natural lens becomes cloudy. This happens to most people as a natural part of aging. Cataracts can also be caused by injuries, certain medications or genetics. When the lens gets cloudy, it can scatter light and make your vision blurry.
To learn more about cataracts, eye health and how to take care of your vision, visit EyeSmart, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts
Mire en español: https://youtu.be/UC74Bw2KpKE
What is glaucoma?In a healthy eye, fluid is made in the front of the eye and flows out through the trabecular meshwork, which is a part of the drainage angle. If fluid doesn't flow out properly, eye pressure increases and damages the optic nerve.
To learn more about glaucoma, eye health and how to take care of your vision, visit EyeSmart, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-glaucoma.
Mire en español: https://youtu.be/QRiM0i3U25s
What is diabetic retinopathy?Diabetic retinopathy is a condition caused by diabetes. Blood vessels in the eye begin to leak fluid. This causes the macula to swell or thicken. This is known as diabetic macualr edema (DME).
To learn more about diabetes and eye health and how to take care of your vision, visit EyeSmart, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-diabetic-retinopathy
Mire en español: https://youtu.be/h3_nmaUcbW0
How the Eye Works and AMDThe macula is a small area at the center of the retina that gives us our pinpoint central vision. The area of retina surrounding the macula gives us our peripheral vision. AMD is a breakdown of the macula. When the macula doesn't work properly, your central vision can be diminished. Learn more at http://www.geteyesmart.org.