Eye Disease Evaluations

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Eye Disease Evaluations

Patients are evaluated for all eye diseases at Premier Family Eye Care.  Some of the most common eye diseases include:

Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye gets cloudy or hazy.  The lens in the eye can be removed by cataract surgery.  Our doctors work with very skilled surgeons to assist our patients in determining the most appropriate time to consider cataract surgery. As well as providing all the follow up care needed after the surgery has taken place.

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that occurs when the optic nerve is damaged.  The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain.  The damage to the optic nerve often occurs very slowly over time and is often related to the “eye pressure”.  The eye pressure is measured very precisely during the eye examination as well as the optic nerve.  The doctor can determine if there are risks factors for glaucoma during the exam.  There are often additional optic nerve tests needed to diagnosis glaucoma.  The doctor and staff will coordinate and educate the patient if additional testing is needed.   The treatment for glaucoma is life long and often involves the use of eye drops.  The doctor will monitor for the progression of glaucoma in a very conservative and comprehensive way.  There are no symptoms for the early stages of glaucoma, so an eye examination is the only way to determine if a person has the condition.

Macular Degeneration is a disease of the portion of the retina that is responsible for central vision.  This area is called the macula.  The macula allows people to read, see detail, and colors in the central vision.  Early signs of macular degeneration can often be identified in a routine eye examination before there are any effects on vision. There are certain vitamins that are known to help the eye in the earlier stages of macular degeneration and the doctor can educate patients on risk factors, nutrional therapy, and monitor for progression.

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