Ocular Disease Management
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve and gets worse over time. Early detection is the key to preventing or minimizing vision loss. Regular screening is important since there are no symptoms for early glaucoma.
Macular Degeneration is the breakdown of the macular tissue. The macula is the portion of the retina which provides sharp, central vision.
Cataracts is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision. Typically an eye disorder associated with aging(over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery).
Keratoconus is an abnormal bulging of the cornea which is the clear outer surface of the eye responsible for refracting most of the light entering the eye. In its earliest stages, keratoconus causes blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Keratoconus typically first appears in the late teens or early twenties. Treatment options include therapeutic contact lenses, intracorneal rings, corneal cross linking and corneal transplant for the most severe cases.