An extreme eye injury can cause a globe rupture where the eyeball can split open. This can be due to trauma directly on the eye or around the eye.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this injury and the eye surgery options to help save the eye and restore vision.
Pregnancy can affect the eyes and can change the prescription needed for glasses or contact lenses. Because of this, we do not perform LASIK during pregnancy. The changes can take some time to resolve after delivery and we usually prefer to wait six months afterwards before LASIK.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight to learn more about the relationship between pregnancy and LASIK.
Corneal erosions can recur frequently causing pain and irritation. Isaac Porter, MD explains the causes of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome and possible treatment options including lubrication, drops, and surgical procedures.
Do you suffer from recurrent corneal erosions? Please share your comments and questions below!
Corneal tattooing is available to help improve the appearance of a corneal scar in a blind eye, or to help improve glare when there are problems with the iris. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from Raleigh to learn more about this surgical option.
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause severe damage to the eye and to vision. Fortunately, this can be prevented or controlled with proper care. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD as our special guest, Rebecca Manning, MD joins us to explain diabetic eye problems.
Dr. Manning is a vitreoretinal surgeon with NC Retina in Raleigh. She covers the details of how diabetes can damage blood vessels in the eye and how this can lead to swelling of the retina or new blood vessel growth. Treatments for diabetic retinopathy include injections, laser surgery, or retinal surgery.
If you have any questions about diabetic eye disease, please post below!