Conditions

We treat all eye conditions:

 

 

 

Common eye disease that are treated by a ophthalmologist include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Detachments
  • Keratoconus
  • Eye injuries
  • Dry eye

 

 

You may notice certain eye symptoms such as blurred vision, redness, eye pain or discomfort. An ophthalmologist will ask about these symptoms in order to diagnose the problem. Once a accurate diagnosis is made, your ophthalmologist will advise you on treatment options. Treatment options in general may include the use of eye drops, lasers or surgery depending on the diagnosis. These options will be discussed with you so that you are able to make a informed decision.

 

You should have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist if you have any of these signs or risk factors for eye disease:

• decreased vision, even if temporary;

• distorted vision;

• new floaters (black “strings” or specks in
the vision) and/or flashes of light;

• a curtain or veil blocking vision;

• haloes (colored circles around lights);

• an eye injury or eye pain;

• red eye;

• bulging of one or both eyes;

• misaligned eyes;

• double vision;

• loss of peripheral (side) vision;

• high blood pressure

• diabetes mellitus;

• AIDS;

• thyroid disease-related eye problems
(Graves’ disease);

• a family history of eye disease;

• excess tearing;

• eyelid abnormalities;

Based on the examination, your ophthalmologist will let you know how often to return for follow-up exams.

Because of an increased risk for glaucoma, people of African ethnicity should see an ophthalmologist even if they have no other signs of or risk factors for eye disease. Your ophthalmologist will let you know how often to return for follow-up exams.

When you have no particular problems or risk factors, recommended intervals for eye exams are:

Newborn, pre-school and pre-teen: Eye exams should be given by a pediatrician, family doctor or ophthalmologist at the following intervals:

• newborn to 3 months

• 6 months to 1 year

• 3 years old

• 5 years old

• later as needed

Adults 20 to 64 years of age: Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should get an eye disease screening at age 40—the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to happen. Based on the results of the initial screening, your ophthalmologist will let you know how often to return for follow-up exams.

Adults 65 years or older: Every one to two years, as recommended by your ophthalmologist.

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