Category: Retina

6 Nutrients Proven Beneficial for Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an age-related, progressive, and degenerative condition affecting the central vision region of the retina, the macula. Unfortunately, there are currently no cures for AMD. Current treatments exist for stabilizing wet subtypes of AMD, but for most patients with dry AMD, treatment options are limited. However, there is good news for… Read More


Tips for choosing the right surgeon for your situation

So it turns out that you need cataract surgery. Maybe you’ve known for a long time and delayed the decision to have surgery or perhaps you’ve recently been diagnosed and told you need to have surgery soon. The prospect of having surgery on your eyes can seem very scary. You might ask yourself how you… Read More


Meet Dr. Mackenzie Sward

Mackenzie M. Sward, M.D.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Mackenzie Sward to Milwaukee Eye Care. We are so thrilled about the experience she brings to our staff and patients. She is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. She also performs minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and surgical treatment of eyelid disorders. Here’s… Read More


A shot in the eye? Intravitreal Injections, What are They?

There has been a lot of buzz at Milwaukee Eye Care recently about new treatments for conditions such as wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. The use of intravitreal injections has become more commonplace in recent years and are providing help for conditions that we previously had little success treating. Intravitreal literally means… Read More


Can I fly after my eye surgery?

Spring and Summer will be here before we know it and with the lovely weather comes travel and vacation plans. Sometimes life interferes and foils our itinerary. We can never predict when a medical condition might pop up and cause us to rethink travel plans. It is common for us to field questions regarding travel… Read More


Do you have AMD? There are tools to aid you…

As many of our faithful followers know, February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (or AMD) Awareness Month.  (Just click the link to find out what AMD is or how it might affect vision.) Although AMD is a serious condition, having it does not necessarily mean the end of the road for your eyes. There is a wide range of severity of… Read More


February is AMD Awareness Month

What is AMD & Why must we be aware of it? AMD, or ARMD, is Age-Related Macular Degeneration – it is a medical condition which affects older adults. It results in vision loss due to deterioration in the macula, which is the central part of the retina responsible for sharp focus and color vision. AMD… Read More


Life Saving Eye Exams-Part 2

Regular eye exams are more important than just checking for a new eyeglass prescription. Sometimes, vision changes that motivate a trip to the eye doctor can be symptoms of much bigger health issues in a completely different part of your body. Here are more real-life stories from our doctors here at Milwaukee Eye Care. Dr…. Read More


Life Saving Eye Exams-Part 1

The eyes have been said to be the “window to the soul,” but they can also be a window to the body. Your eye doctor may find an abnormality in your eye exam that could be a sign of a problem somewhere else in your body. Even if you don’t have any vision problems, you… Read More


Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

What is AMD & Why must we be aware of it? AMD, or ARMD, is Age-Related Macular Degeneration – it is a medical condition which affects older adults. It results in vision loss due to deterioration in the macula, which is the central part of the retina responsible for sharp focus and color vision. AMD… Read More


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