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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Did you know that Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss and there is no cure, so it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. How it works: Macular degeneration occurs when the central portion of the retina (macula) deteriorates. Because the macula is responsibleRead More


Tiny Telescopes Restore Sight to Patients with Macular Degneration

Tiny Telescopes Restore Sight to Patients with Macular Degneration

The miniature implantable telescope (IMT) is a new technology designed to help those with vision loss from macular degeneration. The IMT helps magnify targets in central vision, approximately 2.5 times onto healthy retina so central vision is improved. The following article highlights the experience two patients who have received the IMT from Dr. Khachikian. http://rapidcityjournal.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/tiny-telescopes-restore-sight-to-macular-degeneration-patients/article_2b90bc98-1cdf-596c-a888-92971e9cdd6d.htmlRead More


Implantable Telescope Helps Those with Macular Degeneration

Implantable Telescope Helps Those with Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65. Those with end stage AMD, have lost the ability to see and do many of the activities they love, such as reading, cooking, watching TV, and even recognizing faces and facial expressions of those literally in front of them. The AMDRead More


Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms

Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms

At our Rapid City laser eye surgery practice, we perform comprehensive dilated eye exams once a year to ensure the health of the eyes for our patients with diabetes from Williston, ND. Diabetic retinopathy is among the most common diabetic eye diseases and is a leading cause of blindness in adults in America today. ItRead More