Glossary

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): A condition that damages the central retina, known as the macula.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: A progressive disease, affecting those with advanced diabetes, in which high sugar levels cause retinal blood vessel damage.
  • Floaters: Particles or specks that appear in your line of vision.
  • Macula: A small area in the center of the retina that is needed for fine visual acuity.
  • Macular Edema: The swelling or thickening of the macula, caused by fluid leaking from damaged retinal blood vessels
  • Macular Hole: An abnormal opening that forms at the center of the macula over a period of several weeks to months, resulting in loss of central vision.
  • Macular ischemia: Blurred vision caused inadequate blood supply to the macula.
  • Macular Pucker: A condition that occurs when an Epiretinal Membrane or Posterior Vitreous adheres to the macula and contracts, causing distortion or puckering of the macula.
  • Retina: A nerve layer at the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to the brain.
  • Retinal Detachment: Condition of the retina pulling away from its normal position.
  • Vitreous Gel: A clear gel that fills the inside of the eye.
  • Uvea: A layer of tissue composed largely of the blood vessels that support and nourish many important parts of the eye.
  • Uveitis: Inflammation within the eye.