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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Posted On April 2, 2024 / 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 February 22, 2024 / 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 20, 2024 / By / Posted in Blog

Shining a Spotlight on Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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, or surgery. AMD, a deterioration, or

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Posted On February 6, 2024 / 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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Posted On January 23, 2024 / By / Posted in Blog

Which Vitamins Help Your Eyes?

You know that eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is important for your overall health. Did you know that the same healthy diet is

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Posted On November 16, 2023 / 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 August 8, 2023 / By / Posted in Blog

Dr. Abbey Presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists 2023 Annual Meeting

Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan M. Abbey, MD, recently presented at the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) held in Seattle. ASRS is the largest organization of

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Posted On July 12, 2023 / 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 June 13, 2023 / By / Posted in Blog

11 Tips to Protect Men’s Eye Health

June is Men’s Health Month. It was established to help bring awareness to health issues men face and to encourage them to take charge of their health. A number of retinal diseases can affect

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Posted On June 7, 2023 / By / Posted in Blog

Texas Retina Associates First in U.S. to Dose a Patient in the Phase 2 SIGLEC Trial

On June 1, 2023, Ashkan Abbey, MD, dosed the first patient in the Phase II SIGLEC Trial, a clinical study evaluating AVD-104, a potential new treatment for geographic atrophy (GA) from age-related

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