Select a Condition
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diabetes and Macular Edema
About this video:
How to prevent vision loss from Diabetes Complications
458 Story Views
to post a comment on this story!
Dr this is the first I've heard of Macular Degeneration! As I mentioned in another post, I sufferfrom lack of central vision, an inability to read from my right eye nor can I see faces and details. I underwent surgery for a partial cornea replacement. There was no improvement. I continued to make appointments and my doctor was frustrated because my cornea and lenses were clear. I then went to the retina specialist who performed sophisticated tests that revealed I had the pale optic nerve. He showed dme the pictures. Is the macular the surface of the optic nerve as it attaches to the retina? I will look this up. thanks you so much for the explanations. It's probably too late to do anything as its been over 10 years or more but at least I know more.
Jan 06, 2013 - 3:45 AM
Hi Ronald, so sorry I did not respond earlier but I was in the process of moving and had trouble getting WiFi. Regarding the optic nerve question, the macula is not in the same place although they are close to each other. Think of the macula as the seeing part and the optic nerve as the transmitting part. With either one of those in bad condition, vision will be altered. Please wear safety glasses (polycarbonate) at all times to protect your 1 working eye!
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:11 AM
More stories from janina s.
Corrective Eye Surgery #1
Are you a candidate for corrective eye surgery?
Glaucoma Types & Treatments
Easy to understand explanation of the various types of Glaucoma and treatments.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments and prevention.
Diabetic Retinopathy (Bleeding in the Eye)
How does diabetes affect the eye, bleeding in the back wall of the eye and how it happens. Learn what you should do to prevent vision loss due to diabetes
Makeup tricks & tips for Allergy Eyes
Makeup Tricks & Tips For Allergy Eyes. Learn which eye pencil color to use to hide red eyes. Learn which eye shadow color works and which ones to Not use with red puffy eyes.
Eye allergies and Contact Lenses
Tip on how to get thru allergy season with contacts.
High Blood Pressure Symptoms
How can an Eye Exam expose High Blood Pressure issues that could be treatable? All without the uncomfortable or inconvenient DILATION of your pupils.....
What is a Stye?
What is a Stye and what you should and shouldn't do to treat a stye.
Vision Problems and Diabetes
The most common way Type 2 Diabetics are diagnosed is through an eye exam. Most people may not know they have diabetes but are aware they have vision changes. Know what these changes are and how and...
Eye Problems with Diabetes #2
Cataracts and Diabetes - how and why a Diabetic is prone to get Cataracts.
Carrots and Vision
Are CARROTS really good for Vision? Fact or Fiction? How to get the most nutrition out of a carrot.
Coffee Causing Blindness?
Can Coffee cause Glaucoma? How much is too much coffee? Who is at risk for the increase in Glaucoma? Watch video to find out the Coffee connection....
Eye Problems with Diabetes #1
What can Diabetes do to my eyes? Video #1 in a series on Diabetes and the eye.
What Is Glaucoma
Glaucoma explained in a short easy to understand video. Part one of a series on Glaucoma for those that are interested in learning more...... check out my future video stories to come.
healtheo360 is Patent Pending
Share Your Story
360 Interview Series
Virtual Social Therapy
Diabetes Support Group
Heart Disease Support Group
Alzheimer's Disease Support Group
Autism Support Group
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group
Cancer Support Group
Leukemia Support Group
Epilepsy Support Group
Breast Cancer Support Group
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Online Support Groups
Get Help with Breast Cancer
Diabetes Chat Forum
Blood Sugar Control
Asthma Support Group
HIV/AIDS Support Group
Terms & Conditions
Partners & Sponsors
Advanta Health Solutions
Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ)
Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter
American Cancer Society
Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey
Caregivers of New Jersey (CNJ)
Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF)
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey (EFNJ)
Heart Rhythm Society
Medical Fitness Association
Pulmonary Transplant Foundation
Relay For Life
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)