Eye Diseases We Diagnose & Help Manage
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in those over 50. AMD impacts your macula, the part of the retina responsible for clear vision directly in front of you.
If you notice blurring in your central field of vision (particularly during close-up tasks) and straight lines appear distorted, these are symptoms of AMD.
Our office has invested in the Optos retinal imaging device, which takes a detailed, ultra-widefield image of your retina. Using these images, we can track changes in your retina over time and watch out for AMD.
Consistently high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure can damage the tiny blood vessels in your retina and lead to diabetic retinopathy. The tiny blood cells in the retina may bulge or burst as a result of high blood pressure or high blood sugar, causing vision problems.
Those with diabetes should have annual eye exams to ensure vision loss doesn’t occur due to the disease.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Commonly known as “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is the inflammation or infection of the tissue covering the eye and inner eyelids. It gets its nickname because the blood vessels in the tissue become inflamed and “pink.”
Many types of conjunctivitis are highly contagious, so watch out for red or pink eyes, itchy or stinging eyes, or discharge from one or both eyes. Make an appointment with us right away if you think you might have conjunctivitis.