Medical Eye Conditions
From allergies and chronic dry eyes to diabetes and glaucoma, we will care for you.
Chronic Dry Eye - Over time your eyes become increasingly dry and uncomfortable. There can be many causes for this condition including natural aging (menopause), various medications, systemic diseases, long-term contact lens wear, etc. Treatements can include adjustments to environmental factors, prescription of artifial tears, or medications like Restasis to stimulate tear ducts.
Diabetes - When you have diabetes, your body doesn't use sugar (glucose) properly. If your blood sugar level is too high, your natural lens may swell - which can blur your vision. Eventually, too much sugar in your blood can damage the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish the retina. Treatment includes regular eye exams, and in more advanced cases eye surgery.
Glaucoma - Glaucoma occurs when pressure builds up in the eye. The pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to the retina and optic nerve. Vision is gradually lost because the retina and nerve are damaged. There are several treatments for glaucoma. Some use drugs to reduce pressure in the eye, while others involve surgery
Keratoconus - A thinning disorder of the cornea that causes distortion and reduced vision. Often results in monocular double-vision, in which a person sees multiple images in each eye. Treatment can include correcting the shape of the cornia with specialized contact lenses or corneal implants. Corneal transplants are also an option.
Macular Degeneration - Predominantly found in elderly adults in which the center of the inner lining of the eye suffers thinning, atrophy, and in some cases, bleeding. This can result in loss of ability to see fine details, to read, or to recognize faces. The damage caused by macular degeneration can't be reversed, but early detection and treatment may help reduce the extent of vision loss.