As you age, you need to be more on guard against eye issues that can cause permanent vision loss. At Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, GA, we can monitor your eye health and vision through annual eye exams. If you show signs of eye disease, we’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition so you can get treatment. Professional eye disease management can help preserve your sight.
Eye Disease Management
Seniors are susceptible to a number of eye diseases that can impair their vision. Many of these diseases are incurable and don’t show symptoms until their damage is done. Through medications and optometry treatments, however, we can help you manage their symptoms to protect your sight.
Here are some of the eye diseases we manage and treat:
Dry eye occurs when your eyes stop producing sufficient quality tears to keep them lubricated and moist. As a result, they become dry, irritated, and itchy, making you more prone to eye infections and disease. Mild cases of dry eye can be treated with over the counter artificial tears to keep your eyes moist. For serious cases, we may recommend prescription eye drops to stimulate tear production and manage symptoms.
Cataracts are cloudy protein deposits that develop over the lens of your eye, obstructing your vision. This condition is more common in seniors, as the cataract develops slowly over the years. In the early stages, cataracts may not affect your sight. As cataracts grow, they begin to obstruct your vision. When cataracts interfere with daily living, we recommend you have cataract surgery. We offer pre and post-op care for cataract surgery.
If you have diabetes, you’re prone to diabetic retinopathy, an incurable eye disease that can damage the retina of your eyes to impair your sight. Early detection and treatment is the key to reducing, delaying, or preventing vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve of your eye, causing you to lose precious sight. Although there’s no cure for this disease, symptoms can be managed with special eye drops, laser therapies, or surgical procedures to slow down or prevent further vision loss.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This disease attacks the macula of your eye, causing you to lose central vision. There are two types of AMD: dry AMD and wet AMD. Diagnosed early enough, vitamin supplements and a healthy diet can help slow the progression of dry AMD. In its early stages, symptoms of wet AMD can often be managed through laser procedures or eye injections.
See Our Sandy Springs, GA, Eye Care Specialist for Eye Disease Management
To schedule a consultation for eye disease management, contact Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, GA at (404) 252-1702.