Resources & Articles from Eyecare Medical Group in Portland Maine

Cataract Treatment at EMG

  • Facts about Cataract treatment are available from the National Eye Institute, which is the primary source of information about Cataracts within the National Institutes of Health.
  • NIH Senior Health is a resource for learning about Cataract symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as frequently asked questions about Cataracts.
  • WedMD can help you understand the warning signs of Cataracts and their treatment.


Macular Degeneration

  • Information about Macular Degeneration is available from the Laser Eye Surgery Hub, which serves as the primary source of research and patient education regarding Macular Degeneration within the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Macular Degeneration Network is a large type website dedicated to helping patients learn about Macular Degeneration.
  • American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) was established in 1997 to fund research on and educate the public about Macular Degeneration. The Macular Degeneration Research Program of AHAF supports basic research into the causes and potential treatments of this disease.

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Facts about Diabetic Retinopathy and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are available from the National Eye Institute.
  • The Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive overview of the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy, its treatment and suggestions for preventing serious vision loss from this Diabetes related eye disease.
  • Senior Health provides a detailed review for patients on the causes and risk factors for Diabetic Retinopathy as well as symptoms, detection and treatment options.

Retinal Detachment & Tears

  • Information about Retinal Detachment and tears including causes, signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • National Eye Institute provides publications about Retinal Detachment including a detailed review and explanation of the critical symptoms such as an increase in the number of floaters and/or light flashes in the eye or a curtain over the field of vision.

The links and information provided in this section should not in any way substitute for thorough consultation and the advice of a qualified health care professional nor do they constitute an endorsement by Eyecare Medical Group or its medical and non-medical staff.

Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine is conveniently located for patients with Cataracts interested in
Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants (IOL), LASIK, Diabetic Eye Problems, Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma,
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina & Cornea including Retinal Detachment & Cornea Transplants.