Retina Disease

The retina is the tissue-paper-thin membrane in the back of the eye that acts like the "film" in a camera. The retina collects information from the images projected upon it and sends it along the optic nerve to the brain, where it is interpreted and experienced as sight.

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December 14, 2018

Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

Some people think Nerf darts are safe because they’re ‘soft.’ But three patients at the heart of a medical report all had days or weeks of pain and blurred vision from toy dart injuries.

The report, published in BMJ Case Reports, reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. The three cases, treated at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom, underscore the serious nature of eye injuries during playtime.

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December 6, 2018

Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 252,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2014, and and almost half of these injuries affect the head or face...

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