Conditions and Treatments
Treatment for Cataracts
Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide. But with current technology, being diagnosed with cataracts isn’t a sentence to permanent poor vision. If you suspect you may have cataracts begin your journey to clearer vision by learning about your treatment options.
Treatment for Myopia
Do you struggle reading road signs and discerning faces until you’re nearly passing them? You could be suffering from myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness. Luckily, you have a wide variety of treatment options at your disposal.
Treatment for Hyperopia
Having trouble seeing object up close? Whether it’s the computer screen or the text in a book, blurred vision could be a sign of hyperopia, otherwise known as farsightedness. Corrective vision solutions to those struggling with hyperopia are relatively expansive. Take your pick of vision correction options and forget the hassle of contact lenses and glasses.
Treatment for Glaucoma
Glaucoma causes pressure to build in the eye which can lead to vision impairment or total loss. Contact your ophthalmologist if you notice any signs pointing to glaucoma to determine the best treatment option for you.
Treatment for Dry Eye
Dry eye is caused by a lowered production of lipids in the meibomian gland. This causes watery, red eyes, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. Those suffering with dry eye generally depend on a combination of eye drop prescriptions to cut back on irritating symptoms. Fortunately, new technology is providing long-term solutions to dry eye symptoms.
Treatment for Astigmatisms
Astigmatisms are due to an irregular shape of the cornea and can cause poor night vision, eye irritations, and distorted vision among other symptoms. This is not an eye disease but rather a refractive issue like myopia and hyperopia and may develop along with these other refractive issues. Treatments for astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia are similar and have some overlaps. And remember, just because you weren’t born with astigmatism doesn’t mean it won’t develop later in life. Contact your ophthalmologist if you notice any concerning symptoms.
Treatment for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is caused when the cornea begins to develop into a cone-shape. This eye disease is progressive and has no cure. However, there are treatments in place to help manage the disease, including surgeries and cross-linking therapies.