Ocular Disease Treatment
Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
We are licensed to diagnose and manage virtually all eye diseases including:
Glaucoma is an eye disease, in most cases painless, which causes progressive damage to the optic nerve (a complex nerve bundle which transmits visual impulses to the brain). It is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure. Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of sight including total blindness. Because visual field loss usually begins in mid-periphery, the condition often goes undetected by patients until advanced damage has occurred. The treatment of glaucoma is typically managed with pressure-lowering eye drops. In more advanced or resistant cases, surgery is sometimes necessary. During your comprehensive annual exam, we will perform various tests to detect glaucoma. Once diagnosed, we will determine the best treatment plan for you to ensure you maintain your precious sight for life.
Macular Degeneration is a disease which affects precious central vision, that needed for reading and driving. In advanced cases, it can lead to serious vision loss. Early detection of this sight-threatening disease can lead to the preservation of your vision.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens. The lens is composed mostly of water with protein cell layers specially arranged to maintain clarity and transparency. A healthy lens guarantees maximum transmission of light to the retina. As we age, protein in the lens tends to become denatured leading to opacification. This is a cataract. Over time cataracts typically progress to point where surgery must be considered to restore vision. Cataracts are diagnosed during annual comprehensive eye examinations. Modern cataract surgery offers many hi-tech options for treatment. By evaluating your visual needs and the degree of cataract, we will determine your need for cataract surgery and what technology should be considered.
Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. We are able to differentiate the type of infection you may be suffering so we can treat appropriate medications.
Ocular allergies range from the acute to the chronic. We have many therapeutic options to effectively manage this condition.