Research shows that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute, there is still no cure for this debilitating eye condition. To prevent vision loss, eye experts usually recommend their patients start their treatment early. If you have glaucoma, here’s what you should know about managing and treating this disease.
Unsurprisingly, the shape of the cornea of a patient with keratoconus can mean that standard contact lenses don’t fit as well as they should. It should also be noted that contact lenses play an important part in treating keratoconus. One of the most effective types of contact lenses for the condition is known as hybrid lenses.
Also known as keratitis, a corneal ulcer is an open sore that develops on the surface of the cornea – the transparent lens that covers the iris and pupil. Just like any other type of ulcer, they can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms and in some cases, if they aren’t treated, can even lead to permanent vision loss. Fortunately, if your corneal ulcer is detected early it can be treated and it is possible to make a full recovery.
Statistics show that diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. Although it’s a serious condition, diabetic retinopathy is treatable and even reversible to a certain degree. Here are the available treatments you should consider for diabetic retinopathy.
Dry eye is a very common eye condition. It can vary in severity, with many patients who experience it mildly never actually realizing that they are suffering from it. This is because the symptoms are short-lived and go away without any professional intervention. However, for a percentage of sufferers, their dry eye will become so debilitating that they are no longer able to manage day to day without treatment.
Blepharitis is a medical condition that causes mild to severe inflammation of the eyelids. It most commonly affects the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis usually affects both eyelids at the same time. If you think you are suffering from this eye condition, make an appointment with our ophthalmologists at Texas Eye Surgeons, serving Plano, Greenville, and surrounding areas, for an assessment and treatment.
November is considered the Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. That's why we, at Texas Eye Surgeons, want to tell you about a disease that can affect people with diabetes. Having an annual eye exam with your local ophthalmologist will help to ensure that if there is anything wrong with your eyes, it is caught early so it can be treated.
Here at Texas Eye Surgeons in Plano, TX we get many questions every day. One of the most often asked questions is what the difference is between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. The differences may seem subtle to the person who doesn't work in the field Let's take a look at the differences.