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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  

Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  

New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013

Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013


What is the Retina?

Your eyes are working hard from the minute you wake up until the moment you close them to go to sleep. They take in all of the visual information from the world around you. Light rays enter the eye through the cornea, pupil and lens. These light rays are focused directly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The retina converts light rays into impulses; sent through the optic nerve to your brain, where they are recognized as images.

Retina The retina is a thin yet extraordinarily complex layer of tissue lining the posterior portion of the eye. The retina contains photoreceptor cells and other specialized nerve cells that convert light energy into a neural signal that can be recognized by the brain. When light enters the eye it travels through the cornea, the lens and the clear vitreous gel before reaching the retina. Our retina uses energy all day long and this is supplied by a delicate network of retinal blood vessels and also by a deeper vascular layer called the choroid.Injury to the retina directly affects the quality of vision and can occur by numerous mechanisms including retinal detachment, aging, infection, cancer and problems with circulation.

Retina is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology. Retina specialists have additional fellowship training that follows medical school and completion of an ophthalmology residency training program. The practice of a retina specialist includes both the medical and surgical management of diseases and injuries to the posterior segment of the eye. Lasers are frequently used to treat retinal tears and to reduce leakage from retinal blood vessels. We also perform surgeries in the case of ocular trauma, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, macular hole and scar tissue on the retina.


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