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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.