The comprehensive eye exam is used to detect underlying medical problems with your eyes. Outlined here are some details about common Medical Eye Problems that we treat frequently in the office. If you suspect you have an eye condition or vision problem or you have injured your eye, see an eye doctor immediately.
Glaucoma refers to a group of related eye disorders that all cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma usually has few or no initial symptoms.
And because most cases of glaucoma have few or no early symptoms, about half of Americans with glaucoma don't know they have it.
Glaucoma evaluation and testing is done on each patient who shows signs of glaucoma. We use the latest technology to better monitor your eyes for changes.
Macular degeneration is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls your sight.
The health of the macula determines your ability to read, recognize faces, drive, watch television, use a computer, and perform any other visual task that requires us to see fine detail. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans.
We make the detection of Macular Degeneration a priority during our comprehensive eye exams, especially for our patients with hereditary factors or high risk factors.
We measure retinal health using an OCT instrument to better evaluate changes in retinal structure over time.
We recommend preventative treatments and discuss the prognosis of the disease. We monitor for changes and evaluate your need for further care. The best thing you can do to prevent macular degeneration is to stop smoking, wear your sunglasses and eat your leafy green vegetables.
Diabetic eye care is also a high priority in our office.
The small blood vessels in your eye are visible to your eye doctors by using magnification and a very bright light. Those small vessels are the first to become damaged from diabetes.
We help your PCP or endocrinologist make better decisions about your health when we know what those vessels look like.
If you have diabetes we want to see you every year for a dilated eye exam.
Cataract development happens to everyone and is a normal part of aging, but the way this affects your life is unique to you.
Cataract evaluation and detection ranks high due to the potential for vision loss. We make sure that if you are developing cataracts you are receiving high level care for this condition.
We recommend refractive solutions when needed and help you through the process of choosing a surgeon.
We also can co-manage your postoperative care, along with your surgeon, to ensure the best possible outcome for your eyes.
Would you like to learn more about these medical eye care topics or others that weren't mentioned here? Contact us today and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.