Eye diseases can cause lasting damage to your vision, but they’re usually manageable and treatable with early detection. At Neovision Optometry in San Diego, experienced optometrist Jean Yu, OD, diagnoses and treats eye disease like dry eye syndrome, and can offer referrals for cases of glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. If you’re concerned about your eye health, don’t let it wait. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.
The most common eye diseases include:
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which connects your eyes to your brain. It results from pressure in your eye. It can lead to blindness if left untreated.
Cataracts cause blurry, cloudy vision. They result from built-up proteins on the lenses of your eyes. They’re a common cause of vision problems in older people.
Macular degeneration causes you to gradually lose your central vision. It results from damage to your maculae, which are located in the center of your retinas.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It results from high blood sugar damaging the blood vessels in your eyes.
Dry eye syndrome develops when you don’t produce enough tears, or produce low-quality tears. As a result, your eyes are chronically dry.
Schedule an appointment at Neovision Optometry right away if you experience any changes to your vision. Early intervention is the best way to prevent serious complications, including vision loss.
Most eye diseases do not cause symptoms in their early stages. You might not be able to tell that you have an eye disease until it has already caused significant changes to your vision.
The best way to detect conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy early on is through regular eye exams at Neovision Optometry. Dr. Yu can diagnose these diseases before you notice symptoms.
Common symptoms of eye diseases include:
These symptoms don’t always mean you’re in danger of eye damage or vision loss, but it’s important to be cautious and take them seriously. Even if your condition isn’t urgent, Dr. Yu can help relieve your pain and discomfort.
Dr. Yu treats eye diseases based on what disease you have, the stage of the disease, and how it’s affecting your life.
Keeping your diabetes under control can slow the progression of the retinopathy. Advanced diabetic retinopathy requires surgical treatment.
Dr. Yu prescribes eyedrops to improve the moisture in your eyes. It’s also important to address the underlying cause of your dry eyes, which may be as simple as taking regular breaks when you work on the computer.
For conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, Dr. Yu refers you to the most experienced physicians that specialize in treating these serious eye problems. Dr. Yu also provides referrals to trusted local ophthalmologists for advanced treatment.
Schedule an appointment at Neovision Optometry online or over the phone.