Diagnosis and Management of Eye Diseases
We want to keep your eyes healthy through regular eye health evaluations, communication, and education. We provide complete diagnosis, treatment and management of eye diseases, including…
Cataracts are a cloudiness that occurs in the lens of the eye. The lens is made mostly of water and protein arranged to let light through. Sometimes the protein clumps, blocking light and making the lens appear cloudy.
Conjunctivitis, commonly called “pink eye”, is a redness of the eye. It is often accompanied by a discharge (clear, yellow, or white) and itching in the eye.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition associated with diabetes. High levels of blood sugar may damage tiny blood vessels in your eye. New vessels may form to replace the damaged vessels. The new vessels can burst, resulting in blurred vision or even blindness.
Dry Eye Syndrome
If your eyes are constantly itchy or dry, you may have dry eye syndrome, which affects almost 10 million Americans. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of, or poor quality of, tears. Tears lubricate the outer layer of the eye, called the cornea. If the tears are not composed of a proper balance of mucous, water, and oil, the eye becomes irritated.
Glaucoma is a very common eye disorder affecting millions of Americans. It is caused by damage to the optic nerve of the eye. Fluid in your eyes helps to nourish and cleanse the inside of your eyes by constantly flowing in and out. When the fluid is prevented from flowing out, the intraocular pressure builds and damages the optic nerve. Other causes of glaucoma are poor blood supply to the optic nerve and genetic factors.This causes a gradual painless loss in peripheral vision that doesn’t cause blurred vision in 90% of the people it strikes.Glaucoma is a slowly progressive disaes that has been called the silent killer of vision.
Macular degeneration is a disease which affects a small area of the retina known as the macula. The macula is a specialized spot on the retina that allows us to see fine detail of whatever is directly in front of us. Macular degeneration occurs when the macula begins to deteriorate.
The part of the eye which collects light and transmits the light messages to the optic nerve and brain is the retina. It lines the inner back wall of the eye. When the retina separates from the back wall, it is known as retinal detachment. It is a serious condition which can cause permanent damage and vision loss if not treated quickly.