Eye Diseases and Their Treatment
Our optometrists are qualified to recommend therapeutic pharmacological agents (oral medications and eye drops) to treat various eye diseases.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
An inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and inner eyelid, is known as conjunctivitis. The most frequent causes of this illness include dry eyes, allergies, bacterial infections, and viral infections. Conjunctivitis can be highly contagious in some cases. Therefore you should stay away from crowded public areas until your optometrist has made a diagnosis and given you further recommendations.
Dry Eye Illness
Moisture is necessary for the eye to function correctly and pleasantly. Dry eye illness is a condition when the eye does not regularly have enough water. Usually, one of these two causes this disease to manifest:
- The body is unable to produce enough tears on its own.
- The body doesn’t make good-quality tears.
Glaucoma (Optic Nerve Damage)
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve permanently, impairing peripheral vision. This injury is commonly accompanied by intraocular pressure or IOP.
Macular Degeneration Caused by Age)
The macula is a tiny part of the retina in charge of detailed central vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that causes impaired macular function and gradually worsens eyesight.
Permanent macula damage can result from deposits (drusen) accumulating on macular tissue (Dry AMD) or from abnormal blood vessel growth penetrating the macular tissue (Wet AMD).
Cataracts are a standard component of the aging process. In reality, most people over 40 have some degree of cataract development.
The proteins in the eye’s lens begin to reorganize throughout time, clustering closer together and becoming hazy. Long-term exposure to UV radiation without protection might aggravate this illness (i.e., sunglasses). A cataract can impair vision and cause the color to seem washed out or faded.