retina

RETINAL DETACHMENT

What is Retinal Detachment? Retinal Detachment is a serious problem in which the retina becomes separated from the adjacent tissues of the eye. This pathology may initially be restricted to one area, but if not detected and treated early on, it can develop until the retina becomes completely deta...
Buraco Macular

MACULAR HOLE

What is a Macular Hole? A Macular Hole is a hole (“macula”) in the central area of the retina that may increase in size over time, causing gradual loss of vision. What are the symptoms of a macular hole? As Macular Hole is a degenerative disorder, it may be relatively asymptomatic in the earl...
Olho

CATARACT

What is a cataract? A cataract is a change in the transparency of the lens of the eye. In a normal eye, the lens is transparent, allowing light to pass through to the retina and the image to form. With age, the lens loses its transparency and develops opacifications, i.e. whitish areas, which pre...
astigmatismo

ASTIGMATISM

Astigmatism is a visual alteration caused by an irregularity of light refraction in the cornea or lens in a given two-dimensional plane. The consequence of this defect is the perception of distorted and blurred images, whether in far or near vision. In the astigmatic eye, the light that strikes t...
glaucoma

GLAUCOMA

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a serious eye disease and one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today. In glaucoma, the loss of vision is due to destruction of the optic nerve, a structure located in the fundus of the eye that conducts images to the brain. The optic nerve can be […]...
hipermetropia

HYPEROPIA

Hyperopia, or far-sightedness, is the opposite of myopia, or near-sightedness. It is a change in vision caused by the displacement of the point of focus, causing images to lose their sharpness when viewed close up. In these cases, the images form behind the retina. The two main reasons for far-si...
miopia

MYOPIA

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a visual alteration caused by the displacement of the point of focus, causing images to lose their sharpness when viewed from afar. In these cases, the images form in front of the retina. The two main reasons for short-sightedness are that the diameter of the eye ...
presbiopia

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia, or “tired sight” as it is commonly known, is an age-related change caused by a deterioration of the ability of the lens to focus, making images look blurry when viewed close up. These changes occur at around 45 years of age, and the main symptom is the need to lengthen the reading...
dmri

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is a disease that mainly affects people over 65 years of age. It is the result of “aging” of the macula, the most sensitive area of ​​the retina. There are two forms of AMD: “dry” and “wet”. Although it affects fewer patients, “wet” AM...