Diabetes not only increases your risk of kidney and heart disease but can also affect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common eye conditions experienced by people who have diabet ...View Article
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Testing/Treatment for Eye Disease
At Brighton Eye Associates, our eye doctor and optometry team make your eye and vision health a top priority. We strive to be the area's one-stop shop for all eye care needs, ranging from your annual eye exam to testing and treatment for any number of eye diseases and conditions. With more than 60 years of service to patients in Brighton and the surrounding areas, you can always rest assured that you're in good hands here.
There are a number of common ocular diseases and eye conditions that we can diagnose, treat, and help manage here at Brighton Eye Associates. Below we explain about the most common eye disease and conditions we treat.
Glaucoma- We've One of the most common diseases we see is glaucoma, a dangerous condition that occurs when excessive pressure builds up within the eye and affects the optic nerve. When this occurs, permanent vision loss can be the unfortunate result, which is why we highly recommend glaucoma testing as part of your annual comprehensive eye exam—especially if you have a family history of glaucoma or have risk factors, such as diabetes. Fortunately, when diagnosed early enough, glaucoma treatment options like prescription eye drops and surgical procedures can help regulate the pressure in the eyes and avoid further vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy- As a result of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is another condition to watch out for among those who are diabetic. This condition causes blood vessels in the eye to leak, which can cause swelling that affects vision over time. We can spot signs of diabetic retinopathy with a routine screening in our office and provide necessary treatment to protect your eyes.
Cataracts- Cataracts are another eye condition we often see and treat in our office is cataracts, which occur when the lens of one or both eyes becomes clouded. This can eventually result in blurry vision that could require surgery for effective cataracts treatment. We generally recommend cataract screening as part of eye exams for seniors, as they tend to be at higher risk of developing them. However, prolonged sun exposure without proper UV eye protection (sunglasses) can also make you more prone to this condition.
Macular Degeneration- We also see many cases of macular degeneration in our office. This age-related condition occurs when a small part of the retina known as the macula breaks down over time and lead to blurry vision, loss of color vision, and difficulty focusing. If not treated, it can lead to blindness, which is why any changes in your eyesight should be reported to our eye doctor right away.
Dry Eye- Dry eye is another very common condition we see and treat in our office. It can affect people of all ages, especially those who spend a lot of time in front of a computer or similar screen. Dry eye can be treated with eye drops, medications, and even tear duct plugs.
If you're suffering from symptoms of any of the above eye conditions, request an appointment with an eye specialist at Brighton Eye Associates today by calling 303-659-3036.