Management of Ocular Disease
A Cataract is the “cloudy” area, made up of proteins and water, in the lens of the eye that is normally clear. The clouding of the lens causes light to scatter in the eye, making it unable to focus properly. Symptoms associated with Cataracts are blurred/hazy vision, sensitivity to light, opaque colors, and reduced night vision. Diabetes, age, drugs, UV radiation, smoking, alcohol, and eye injuries are contributing factors to developing Cataracts.
In addition to diagnosing Cataracts, we can provide you with a Cataract Surgery Consultation and refer you to the best capable to accomplish your surgery.
Glaucoma is the damage to the optic nerve due to high intraocular pressure inside the eye. If left to progress, it can cause peripheral vision lost and blindness. Glaucoma is commonly known to not have symptoms until vision loss occurs, but if halos around lights, eye pain, and blurry vision begin, it is best to get an exam as soon as possible.
Macular Degeneration is the deterioration of the center of the retina, which is responsible for seeing fine details. Drusen, deposits of deteriorating tissue are found behind and around the macular. It affects central vision, creating “blinds spots”.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry Eye is the condition of eyes becoming dry, red, inflamed, and sensitive to light due to lack of proper tear consistency. Symptoms include: a stinging feeling, pain, redness, blurred vision, and eye fatigue. There are two types of Dry Eye; Aqueous Tear Deficiency and Evaporative Dry Eye. Aqueous Tear Deficiency is when the lacrimal glands fail to produce the appropriate amount of tears in order to keep the eye surface lubricated and free from scars to the cornea. Evaporative Dry Eye is the inflammation of the Meibomian gland, which slows tear evaporation to maintain stability.
Diabetic Retinopathy is the complication of diabetes affecting your eyes and vision. Blood vessels in the tissue in the retina are damaged causing you to see floaters, creates blurry vision, presents dark spots, and can cause blindness. The damage is due to high levels of blood sugar, from uncontrolled diabetes, accumulating in the blood vessels.