Putting eye drops in can be a challenging task. It is best performed with both hands – one to steady and hold open the eyelids, and the other to instill the drop, all while tilting the head back. These movements can be difficult for those with neck problems or arthritis. Not everyone has the coordination, strength, and dexterity to accomplish this, and some people will require assistance from a spouse or family member. Lying down and instilling drops can be much easier, too.Read More
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser treatment that is used to lower the intraocular pressure of the eye. Laser energy is delivered to the drainage tissue of the eye (called the trabecular meshwork). This leads to increased drainage of fluid from the eye and a lowering of the eye pressure. The full effects of the laser treatment may not be apparent until 1-2 months after the laser treatment.Read More
The retina is the part of the eye that sends light and visual signals to the brain for processing.Read More
The retina is a light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye that contains highly evolved cells called rods and cones. The retina converts incident light energy into signals that are carried to the brain by the optic nerve. The retina is divided into two areas: the central (macula) and the peripheral retina.