Eye Diseases and Conditions
Our experienced optometrist at Essential Eyecare will evaluate your eyes for any eye disease, eye conditions, or eye infections such as glaucoma or cataracts.
Age-Related Macular Degenration- Age-related Macular degeneration is an eye condition that leads to deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula, leading to loss of central vision.
Allergies- Eye allergies are a condition when the eyes react to an irritant or allergen, making them red, itchy, tearful and swollen.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Lazy eye is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during childhood. Lazy eye is also called Amblyopia.
Astigmatisim- Astigmatism is an imperfection of the curvature of your cornea - the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil - or in the shape of the eye's lens, causing blurry distorted vision.
Bacterial Keratitis- Bacterial Keratitis is an eye infection of the cornea, often due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses or from injury to the cornea.
Cataracts- Cataracts is a clouding of the eye's normally clear lens, causing vision problems.
Chalazia and Styes- A chalazion is a lump on the eyelid caused by an enlarged oil-producing gland in the eyelid. A stye is also a lump on the eyelid, usually caused by an infected eyelash follicle.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - Conjunctivitis is an eye infection that causes swelling of the conjunctiva - the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (Sclera).
Corneal Abrasion- Corneal abrasion is a scratch or scrape on the eye's cornea.
Diabetic Retinopathy- Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease caused by changes in the retinal blood vessels. When blood sugar levels are too high for extended periods of time, it can damage capillaries (tiny blood vessels) that supply blood to the retina. Overtime the blood vessels began to leak fluids and fats, causing (swelling) edema. As diabetic eye problems are left untreated, damage to the retina may occur by causing wrinkling or a detached retina.
Dry Eye- Dry eye is a condition where the eyes don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to be healthy and comfortable.
Hyperopia (farsightedness) - is a refractive error, which means that the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With hyperopia distant objects look clear but close objects appear blurred. This eye condition can most likely be corrected with prescription eyeglasses.
Floaters and Flashes- Floaters are shadows cast on the eye's retina from clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous. Flashes are flashes of light that you see when the vitreous gel pulls or rubs the retina.
Glaucoma- Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the eye's optic nerve. In the healthy eye, a clear fluid called aqueous humor circulates inside the front portion of your eye. To maintain constant healthy eye pressure, your eye continually produces a small amount of aqueous humor while an equal amount of this fluid flows out of your eye. If you have glaucoma, the aqueous humor does not flow out of the eye properly. Fluid pressure in the eye builds up and, over time, causes damage to the optic nerve fibers.
Presbyopia- Presbyopia (which literally means "aging eye") is an age related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see very close.
Myopia (nearsightedness) - Myopia is a refractive error, which means that the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With myopia, close objects look clear but distant object appear blurred.
Torn or Detached Retina- A torn retina is when the retina tears in one or more places. A detached retina is when the retina is lifted of the wall of the back of the eye.
Our optometrists, Dr. Patel and Dr. Nez are comfortable with the diagnosing and monitoring of eye disease and eye conditions. Call to set up an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists.