In our 30 years of service, we have seen every condition related to the eye. Below are the areas in which we can easily assist you.
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is the condition in which your eyes are insufficiently moisturized, either because they do not produce enough tears or because the tears have an improper chemical composition. Other associated symptoms include irritation, redness, discharge, and easily fatigued eyes. Blurred vision may also occur. The symptoms can range from mild and occasional to severe and continuous. Scarring of the cornea may occur in some cases without treatment. It may result from a gland dysfunction, allergies, pregnancy, Sjogren's syndrome, vitamin A deficiency, LASIK surgery, and certain medications such as antihistamines, hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants and some blood pressure medications.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. The most common type is open-angle glaucoma, with less common types including closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma. If treated early, it is possible to slow or stop the progression of disease with medication, laser treatment, or surgery. The goal of these treatments is to decrease eye pressure. A number of different classes of glaucoma medication are available. Laser treatments may be effective in both open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. A number of types of glaucoma surgeries may be used in people who do not respond sufficiently to other measures. Treatment of closed-angle glaucoma is a medical emergency.
Diabetes can have and affect on your vision and put you at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage done to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of your eye (retina) which can be caused by poor blood sugar management. Mild cases can be treated with careful diabetes management, such as diet, exercise and staying up to date with proper medication. Moderate to severe cases may require laser treatment or surgery. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is very important to have a dilated exam every year to check for any changes.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause in vision loss and affects more than 10 million Americans. It is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina. While AMD is mostly related to age, heredity and enviornment play important roles. If you have a family history of AMD, you are at higher risk. Other factors include smoking and UV exposure. Most people do not experience vision loss in early stages of AMD which is why it is important to have a routine eye examination every year.