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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. We are screening all […]

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Covid 19

Dear Patients and members of the community: COVID-19 has created challenges unlike any we have ever seen. We want to reassure you that everyone at Hilton Head Macula & Retina is working together to ensure that we continue to deliver compassionate and excellent Macula & Retina care during this challenging time. Your health and safety […]

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Geographic atrophy

Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for 90 % of all AMD.  Geographic Atrophy (GA) is the most severe form of dry macular degeneration and accounts for 20 % of all AMD.  Atrophy means the cells and tissue of the retina are dying or have died from the changes of aging.  The macula in GA […]

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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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Seminar: The Latest Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Seminar: The Latest Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Educational seminar scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center Renowned macula and retina specialist Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina will lead an educational seminar  on the latest treatments in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center, […]

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Seminar: Latest Treatments in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Seminar: Latest Treatments in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Educational seminar scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sun City Hilton Head Renowned macula and retina specialist Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina will lead an educational seminar  on the latest treatments in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sun City Hilton Head in Pinckney Hall’s May […]

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Hilton Head Macula & Retina Sponsors Camp Leo Golf Tournament

Hilton Head Macula & Retina Sponsors Camp Leo Golf Tournament

Dr. Peter Liggett and Hilton Head Macula & Retina is proud to support Camp Leo Golf Tournament this summer. Camp Leo is a summer camp for legally blind children.  All campers are legally blind and, thanks to Camp Leo, participate in activities that all kids love: swimming, games, kayaking, sports, movies and more.  Camp Leo […]

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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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