Some eye problems are minor and do not last long. But some can lead to a notable decrease in quality of life and/or permanent loss of vision. Your best defense is to have regular checkups and to contact your doctor if you notice any decrease in visual acuity. These symptoms can include, but are not limited to, flashes of light, double vision, inflammation, or fluids leaking from the eye. Please reach out to us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and we will get you scheduled with our doctors.
Common Eye Diseases include
- Cataracts - clouded lenses
- Diabetic eye problems
- Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
- Refractive errors
A cataract develops when the lens in the eye, which is normally clear, becomes foggy. This lens that sits just behind the colored part of the eye (iris), is what light travels through and focuses before it can be processed by the brain. The forming of a cataract obscures this lens causing the image to blur. Cataracts typically start forming around the age of 40 but might not even be noticeable even after age 60
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Diabetic Eye Problems
Patients that have a high blood sugar level are at higher risk for developing eye conditions. These conditions cause fluid to leak from the retina or new blood vessels to form in the eye leading to increased pressure levels or scarring. Most serious diabetic eye diseases begin with blood vessel problems. With proper and consistent observation these eye problems can be prevented or minimized.
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Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60 but can occur at any age. Due to the lack of warning signs of Glaucoma it is important to have regular eye exams and measurements of eye pressure to diagnosis as early as possible.
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Due to a thinning of the macula vision can start to become blurred or reduced in your central vision. There is little sign of what can cause macular degeneration, but it is affected by a combination of genetics and environmental factors, including smoking, obesity, and diet. If caught early degeneration can be treated and prevented supporting a better quality of life.
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Refractive errors are a type of vision problem that makes it hard to see clearly. These happen when the shape of the eye keeps light from focusing correctly on the retina. These errors are quite common and affect nearly 43% of the world’s population. These errors can be corrected by using eyeglasses or contact lenses.
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