Utilizing cutting edge technology we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.
Glaucoma testing involves measuring internal eye pressure as well as visual field testing and detailed scans of the retina for signs of disease. Most patients with early glaucoma will have no symptoms and no idea that they are slowly losing their vision. It is critical to detect glaucoma early in order to prevent irreversible blindness. Once detected, glaucoma can be very effectively treated in order to prevent vision loss, usually with daily eye drops.
Cataract surgery removes the natural lens of the eye that has become opaque, and replaces it with a synthetic lens. Your optometrist will carefully monitor your cataracts as they develop, and refer you to the best possible cataract surgeon when surgery is needed.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the portion of the eye responsible for processing fine detail and providing sharp central vision (called the macula). Thanks to new technologies and new treatments, many of the worst cases of macular degeneration are now treatable, provided they are detected early. Your optometrist will carefully monitor your eyes for any signs of macular degeneration, and refer you to a retinal specialist if needed.