AGE MACULAR DEGENERATION
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The CDC estimates that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at risk for vision loss from AMD.
Astigmatism is a common eye condition that causes blurred vision in some peopple. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. It’s a common cause of sore, itchy, red, swollen, and crusty eyelashes. This condition can result in discharge of the eyes, styes, fluctuating vision, and eyelids sticking together.
A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. The clouding of this lens can interfere with normal vision. Early symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, glare, and difficulty reading.
EYE CONDITIONS WE TREAT
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A stye (also referred to as a hordeolum) is a small, red, and painful lump that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. A chalazion is a swollen bump, or a clogged oil gland that lines the eyelid margin.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that can affect patients with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the United States. It causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye.
DRY EYE DISEASE
Dry eye disease is a condition that is quickly becoming an epidemic. Twenty percent of Americans have dry eye disease and it’s expected to grow to almost forty percent within 10 years. Many of the causes are lifestyle related.
FLASHERS & FLOATERS
Floaters look like small specks, dots, circles, lines, or cobwebs in your field of vision. While they seem to be in front of your eye, they are floating inside. Flashes, though, can look like lights or lightning streaks in your field of vision.
FUCHS' CORNEAL DYSTROPHY
Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy is a disease of the cornea, which occurs when cells in the endothelium, one of the layers of the cornea, gradually die off. These cells are responsible for pumping fluid from the cornea, helping to keep it clear.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, affecting approximately 2% of the population over age 40. Glaucoma is an eye condition that usually begins without any symptoms or obvious loss of vision.
MYOPIA & HYPEROPIA
Hyperopia is a vision condition in which distant objects can be seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Myopia is a vision condition that allows people to see clearly at near, but objects farther away appear blurred.
Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the shape of the crystalline lens of your eye changes, making it difficult to focus on close objects. This may occur suddenly, but sight reduction occurs over a number of years as you get older.