Treatment & Management
Screening, Treatment, and Management of Chronic Eye Conditions, Diseases and Infections
If you suffer from a chronic eye condition or diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, or dry eye, are proactive about treatment and preserving your eyesight. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our specialized eye care providers to learn more about your condition, treatment options.
Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed us to provide a range of options for state of the art treatment of some of the most common eye conditions including:
Cataracts - These cloudy, opaque discolorations of the normally clear lenses of the eyes develop with age and sometimes as side effects of certain medications. The lens is comprised of water and protein. As a person ages, the protein tends to clump together, forming a cataract which leads to blurred or hazy vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Abnormally high blood sugar can clog blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood to the eyes and other organs leading to diabetic retinopathy. Progressive eye damage occurs when glucose clogs prevent blood from reaching the retina where photoreceptor cells detect light. Symptoms include visual disturbances such as floaters, double vision, fluctuating vision, and scotoma as well as eye pain, abnormal healing, and cataracts.
Dry Eye - Dry eye occurs when the eyes consistently have too little lubrication across the surface of the eye which leads to irritation, inflammation, and sometimes scarring. Dry eye can develop with age, as a medication side effect, as the result of a separate medical condition, or from spending excessive time in hot, dry, and windy conditions.
Glaucoma - Glaucoma refers to a group of conditions in which damage to the optic nerve occurs. Most commonly, damage occurs due to high intraocular pressure, but sometimes glaucoma occurs with normal eye pressure. Glaucoma does not present noticeable symptoms in its early stages. If left undetected and untreated, it can lead to permanent, irreversible vision loss and even blindness.
Macular Degeneration - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, which is located at the center of the retina and responsible for most of your ability to see. The two types of AMD are categorized as wet and dry AMD. Dry AMD is marked by the deterioration of the macula tissue. With wet AMD blood vessels grow beneath the macula, leaking fluid and damaging cells. The first signs of AMD are blind spots in the center of the visual field.