“Opthalmologist” versus “Optamalogist” versus “Ophthalmologist”: Whats the correct spelling? 

"Opthalmologist" versus "Optamalogist" versus Ophthalmologist: Whats the correct spelling? The world of eye care is filled with professionals dedicated to ensuring our vision remains sharp and our eyes healthy. However, when it comes to spelling the titles of these experts, there's often confusion. Is it "Opthalmologist," "Optamalogist," or "Ophthalmologist"? Among these, "Opthalmologist" and "Optamalogist" are common misspellings that many people inadvertently use. While they might sound similar to the untrained ear, the correct spelling is "Ophthalmologist." There is also several types of eye care providers with similar names: Ophthalmologists, Optomotrist,…

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Finding the Right Retina Specialist Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide

Finding the Right Retina Specialist Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide Finding a retina specialist is crucial for maintaining optimal eye health. A retina specialist plays a pivotal role in diagnosing, treating, and managing various retinal disorders. Early intervention by a skilled specialist can significantly influence the outcome of retinal treatments and help preserve vision.  Finding the best "retina speciailst near me" is an important decision. The Importance of Retinal Care Near Me Retinal care is fundamental to overall eye health. The retina, a crucial part of the eye, is responsible…

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Dr. Peter Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS - Dr. Karth - Retina Specialist - Salem, Oregon - Eugene, Oregon - North Bend, Oregon - Bandon, Oregon - Coquille, Oregon - Roseburg, Oregon Peter Karth, MD - Dr Karth - Retina Specialist

Your Retina Specialist: A Guide to Expert Retinal Eye Care in Oregon

I'm Dr. Peter Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS, a retina specialist based in Oregon, with a focus is on delivering patient-centered retina care for all retinal conditions, locally.  My practice is dedicated to using advanced diagnostic tools and providing personalized treatment plans for patients across western Oregon, particularly those in the Oregon Coast and Coos County areas.   Very soon, I will be expanding to other parts of Oregon, near you.I wote this to help Oregonians and patients everywhere fully understand what retina speciality care is and means.Introduction to Retina Specialists and…

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Salem Retina Specialist - Dr. Peter Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS

Local Retinal Care on the Oregon Coast

-by Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS I squinted through the light drizzle, the windshield of my trusty plug-in hybrid vehicle, the hills of Oregon sliding past me as I curved around through the beautiful countryside.  It was supposed to be a quiet Saturday with my wife, and my 1 and 5 year-old little ones.  But a frantic call from Kristy. changed everything. Kristy, lived in Coquille, Oregon, near the Oregon Coast.  She had recently undergone emergency eye surgery at the regional University, hours away, for a retinal detachment,…

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VABYSMO: for Wet AMD and DME

Vabysmo: A Modern Retinal Medication for Wet AMD and DME  - by Dr. Peter Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS Introduction Vabysmo (faricimab-svoa) is a prescription medication that is placed into the eye to treat adults with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment that targets two proteins that are involved in the development of these conditions: vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2). What is wet AMD and DME? Wet AMD and DME are two of the most…

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Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Risk in Oregon

Macular Degeneration Risk in Oregon -by Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. It is a progressive disease that damages the macula, a small area in the retina that is responsible for central vision. The risk of macular degeneration increases as you get older. People who live in Oregon, the Oregon Coast, and the Willamette Valley may be at an increased risk for macular degeneration for a number of reasons. Sunlight exposure: Oregon is…

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Basics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older people, affecting 10 million Americans today.   Many people in Oregon (including Eugene) and all over the USA are currently affected by this illness. The central region of the retina begins to deteriorate, which results in the vision loss cased by the disease. The macula, which is located at the back of the eye, is where the vision loss occurs, which is why the center of our vision is affected. Although there is currently no cure for this illness, there are ways…

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Diabetic Retinopathy and Pregnancy

-by Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA, FASRS, FACS Congratulations! You or one of your loved ones is expecting! Typically, other changes in mom’s body take steps center stage, pregnancy affects the entire body, sometimes in the ways that aren’t expected.   Not only does that baby bump start to grow, but intrinsic steroids increase along with a blood pressure blood volume insulin resistance and other changes and how the blood clots. Potential problems  Eyes are just a tiny part of mom’s body, they can be dramatically affected during pregnancy. Pregnancy, in…

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