Eye Disease

Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside your eye is increased and if not properly identified and treated, it can cause loss of vision.

Glaucoma cannot be cured; however, we can take steps to help prevent further damage.  Medicated eye drops or surgery are two options to help treat Glaucoma.

A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque.  This can result in blurred vision.

An outpatient surgery can treat a cataract; during surgery, the doctor removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.  You won’t see or feel the lens.

This is an emergency situation where the retina separates from the connective tissue inside the eye.   Prompt surgery is usually required.

This is one of the leading causes of vision loss for persons over the age of 65.  In Macular Degeneration, the macula, which is the center part of the retina, begins to deteriorate, causing central vision issues.  Symptoms do not always appear early in the disease; regular visits with your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist may help detect the disease before vision is already affected. 

One of the most common causes of vision loss for those with diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy.  Having chronically high blood sugar damages the retina’s blood vessels causing vision impairment and even blindness.  Regular visits with your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist.