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What is Geographic Atrophy?

Posted On November 30, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is Geographic Atrophy?

Approximately 20% of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will develop a condition called geographic atrophy (GA). It is considered a late stage of AMD and involves chronic, progressive degeneration of regions

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Posted On November 18, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

How Smoking Can Affect Your Eye Health

Today is the Great American Smokeout. Smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable disease and premature death in the United States. You probably know that smoking increases your risk of developing

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Posted On October 19, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Dr. Abbey to Speak at Upcoming Retina World Congress Medical Education Event

On October 24, 2021, Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan M. Abbey, MD, will serve on a distinguished panel of presenters from across the country for a Retina World Congress continuing medical education (CME)

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Posted On June 17, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

11 Tips to Protect Men’s Eye Health

June is Men’s Health Month which was established to help bring awareness to health issues that men face. A number of retinal diseases can affect men, including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular

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Posted On June 7, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

Dr. Abbey and Dr. Williams Co-authored Article Published in Ophthalmology on the Influence of Face Mask Use on Endophthalmitis Risk After Eye Injections

Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan Abbey, MD, and Patrick D. Williams, MD, co-authored a recently published article titled “The Influence of Universal Face Mask Use on Endophthalmitis Risk After Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections During

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Posted On April 27, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test?

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging test similar to a computed tomography (CT) scan that allows your retina specialist to clearly see the retina and carefully map and measure

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Posted On April 20, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness has declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate the public on the increased risk for women and vision health issues, as well as steps

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Posted On March 3, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

What is an Amsler Grid?

An Amsler grid is a tool that can help detect early signs of retinal disease that affect the macula which is the center of vision in the retina. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Posted On February 5, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

By Ivan G. Castillo, MD February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month.  Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication

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Posted On February 1, 2021 / By / Posted in Blog

How Your Heart’s Health Can Affect Your Eyes

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that the same issues that can damage blood vessels in your heart can also harm the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to your

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