Eye Conditions Treated
Advanced Eye Care Treatment
Eye Health MD operates advanced eye care clinics to offer treatment for patients with serious eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other diseases requiring a specialist’s care and treatment.
Among the conditions we treat are the following:
Cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside the eye, are a very common condition in older persons. Most cataracts occur in people over 50 as a result of the normal aging process, but there are also congenital cataracts, and cataracts can occur in anyone at any age as a result of injury to the eye lens. Most cataracts can be successfully treated with surgery, dramatically improving vision or even restoring full clarity. Read about cataracts and treatment options.
Macular degeneration, or the degrading of the structures responsible for foveal (central) vision, is a common condition in people over 50. A full third of people in North America are likely to develop age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in their lifetime, which means knowing about AMD, its symptoms, prevention, and treatment is a good idea for everyone. Continue reading about macular degeneration and treatments.
Damage to the retina (the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eye) produces vision loss which may often be permanent. Retinal tears and retinal detachment are two potentially serious conditions that affect the integrity of the retina and can cause vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is another serious condition that results in vision loss. Continue reading about retinal conditions.
Roughly 2% of the population have this potentially blinding condition. Worldwide, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. As many as 6 million individuals are blind in both eyes from this common disease. Fortunately, with early treatment, loss of sight from glaucoma is often preventable. Learn about glaucoma causes and treatments.
The cornea is the clear covering over the eyeball that protects the eye from damage. Light passes through the cornea to the lens, where it is focused to form a clear image on the retina. The healthy cornea is transparent, but if the cornea becomes scratched, damaged, diseased it may become swollen or scarred, producing blurred vision or reflective glare. A wide array of conditions the cornea including some very treatable problems. Continue reading about corneal and other conditions.