Macular Degneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans. It is caused by deterioration of the central portion of the retina. Early forms of this condition may be treated with vitamins to prevent further vision loss. More advanced stages may require ocular injections to restore and preserve vision.
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Diabetic Retinopathy - refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In severe cases, laser surgery is necessary for treatment.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition where there are insufficient tears or poor quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining clear vision. People with dry eyes, often have blurry vision, sensation of burning, itching, sandy or gritty sensation in their eyes, worse as the day progresses.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. It has multiple causes but is usually related to increased pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is a silent disease and once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. Glaucoma cannot be cured but vision loss can be prevented with early treatment.
Fuch's dystrophy refers to a genetic corneal degeneration of innermost layer of the cornea. Patients will often have problems with vision and glare which can cause significant night time vision problems. Several treatment options exist, however a partial thickness corneal transplant may be needed.
The doctors evaluate and treat a variety of eye conditions at EyeHealth Texas. Here are some of the common conditions they manage.
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