Cataracts, Glaucoma,Diabetes,Macular Degeneration & Dry Eyes
When the natural lens of the eye gradually becomes less clear as we get older. When these opacities continue to develop and gets too hazy your vision will be impaired to function properly. Our office will help you decide when cataract surgery is needed. We will co-manage with the cataract surgeon to recommend what implant (bifocal, toric, standard) is needed best fit your visual needs. Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright new world of vision.
Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is from pressure being too high inside the eye, but vascular disease and other diseases can also cause glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. Tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we typically prescribe medications that lower the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops. Laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma.
Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Laser treatments have proven to slow the progression of retinal eye disease for many patients. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which ultimately leak and damage the retina. If this condition is discovered early, laser treatment can destroy these vessels. We have the latest instruments used to detect changes in the back of the eye. If we discover advancing diabetic eye disease that can be treated or needs further evaluation, we will refer you for consultation and further testing to a board certified retinal specialist.
Age Related Macular Degeneration – AMD
As our population matures a growing number of patients will be effected by AMD This is an age related condition that damages the center section of your vision. Our office is equipped to help find patients that are potentially at risk for AMD with the (Macuscope) as well as the OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomograhy) and PHP (Prepherence Hypeacuity Perimetry ) to help manage you condition. We also make recommendation on nutritional supplements to help reduce and lower your risk of Macular Degeneration as well as the Macular Risk Test to determine your genetic risk for Wet Macular Degeneration. We also can help with proper lifestyle changes and proper protective Sunglasses.
Dry Eyes, Ocular Surface Disease & Ocular Allergies
Our doctors are specially trained to help diagnosed the cause of your eye problems and help manage your symptoms and treat your conditions with proper medications, supplements and lifestyle changes.