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COVID-19 Virus Information

COVID-19 Virus Information

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great concern to all of us here at Hilton Head Macula & Retina.  We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, South Carolina DHEC, American Society of Retina Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology to help us manage our protocols through this rapidly evolving situation.

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Medical Careers Run in the Family

Medical Careers Run in the Family

For Dr. Peter Liggett, treating patients is part of his DNA. His great-great-great grandfather’s medical saddle bags (pictured here) made house calls on horse back in the late 1800s can be found as part of the office decor at Hilton Head Macula & Retina’s north Hilton Head Island office.

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How Tattoo Ink and Gold Could (One Day) Help Restore Vision

How Tattoo Ink and Gold Could (One Day) Help Restore Vision

By Bahar Gholipour, Live Science Contributor An artificial retina made of organic ink and gold may be able to restore vision someday, a new study suggests. The new device is an extremely thin sheet of organic crystal pigments, which are widely used in printing ink, cosmetics and tattoos. When these pigments are arranged in a particular […]

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Nanowire arrays restore vision in blind mice

(SOURCE: www.nature.com) Abstract The restoration of light response with complex spatiotemporal features in retinal degenerative diseases towards retinal prosthesis has proven to be a considerable challenge over the past decades. Herein, inspired by the structure and function of photoreceptors in retinas, we develop artificial photoreceptors based on gold nanoparticle-decorated titania nanowire arrays, for restoration of […]

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2017 Great American Eclipse

(From the American Society of Retina Specialists by Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, PhD  and Robert W. Wong, MD) Don’t Get Burned by the 2017 Great American Eclipse On August 21, 2017, North America will witness a rare total solar eclipse as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking daylight for several minutes. The […]

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Summer Eye Care

Summer Eye Care

The next time you pack your bag for the beach, there are two items that are just as important as a bottle of sunblock: a hat and sunglasses. Ultraviolet rays, classified as UVA and UVB, can not only wrinkle the skin they can damage the eye’s surface tissues, as well as the cornea and the […]

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Get Your Eyes Checked for Melanoma Awareness Month

Get Your Eyes Checked for Melanoma Awareness Month

Peter Liggett, M.D., a Hilton Head retina specialist, joins with the Melanoma Research Foundation to urge the public to get a dilated eye exam with your eye care professional. Melanoma not only occurs on the skin but it also occurs within the eye. Ocular melanoma is the most common form of eye cancer in adults.

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