Eye Conditions

Cataracts

Cataracts is clouding or loss of transparency of the lens in the eye as a result of tissue breakdown and protein clumping. There are many causes of cataracts, including aging, trauma and disease. With our procedures, we can improve vision in a full range of distances. We can also reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism.

  • Clouded, blurred or dim vision
  • Increasing difficulty with vision at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
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Glaucoma

A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eyes rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the eye. If untreated, it may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness. The treatment of glaucoma may include medication, surgery or laser surgery.

  • Gradual loss of peripheral vision, usually in both eyes
  • Tunnel vision in the advanced stages
  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting (accompanying the severe eye pain)
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Reddening of the eye
  • Sudden onset of visual disturbance, often in low light
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Dry Eye

Classified as a deficiency of tears. The main symptom is usually a scratchy or sandy feeling as if something is in the eye. Other symptoms may include stinging or burning of the eye, a stringy discharge from the eye, and pain and redness of the eye. Some people with dry eye experience heaviness of the eyelids or blurred, changing or decreased vision.

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
  • Eye fatigue after short periods of reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Periods of excessive tearing
  • Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period
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Floaters

Eye floaters look like black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes. Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance inside your eyes becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic fibers clump together and cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you see as floaters.

  • Flashes of light in your eyesight
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Spots in your vision
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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is damage to or breakdown of the macula of the eye. This makes close work like threading a needle or reading a book, difficult or impossible. When the macula doesn’t function correctly, we experience blurriness or darkness in the center of our vision. Macular degeneration alone does not result in total blindness.

  • The loss of the ability to see objects clearly
  • Vision that is noticeably distorted
  • Straight lines appear wavy
  • Objects may appear as the wrong shape or size
  • The loss of clear, correct colors
  • Difficulty reading or seeing objects up close
  • A dark, empty area in the center of vision
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Diabetic Retinopathy

High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina. The damage to the retinal vessels is referred to as Diabetic Retinopathy. We can help combat these issues. You can significantly lower your risk of vision loss by maintaining strict control of your blood sugar and visiting your ophthalmologist regularly.

  • Swollen retina
  • Deposits in retina
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Trouble focusing
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