Without your retinas, you couldn’t have sight. This layer of tissue half a millimeter thick – less than two-hundredths of an inch – lines the back of the eye. Its millions of light-sensing nerve cells, called rods and cones because of their shapes, convert light into electrical impulses; the optic nerve sends those to the… Read More
Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. As baby boomers age and our older population grows, we expect the condition to become more prevalent. Collectively, the doctors at Horizon Eye Care pride ourselves on staying ahead of medical trends to best serve our patients.
Almost anyone who suffers a blow to the face and sees constant flashes of light is smart enough to consult an eye doctor quickly. But eye trauma sometimes results in a subtle, long-term injury that slowly and painlessly threatens sight.
That’s your retina, a membrane less than half a millimeter thick. It’s full of photoreceptor cells called rods and cones that send information to your optic nerve: 75 to 150 million rods relay shapes in black-and-white, while 7 million cones transmit information about color. When the retina’s damaged,
Horizon Eye Care has hired Steven J. Ryder, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Ryder brings to Horizon several specialties, including in the areas of retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease. He will be based at Horizon’s Cotswold,
Horizon Eye Care, consistently confirmed by peers as the most trusted eye practice in Charlotte, is now open in the one of the city’s most popular locations. Horizon’s new full-service, multi-specialty location features a state-of-the-art facility that includes 8,300 square feet of medical space.
Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall. The current Arboretum location will close once this new space is completed. Read the full story from the Charlotte Business Journal.
It has been estimated that by age 65, one in three Americans has some form of a potentially vision-affecting eye disease. Most seniors may not be aware