TREATMENTS - EYESIGHT CONDITIONS
As we age, our eysight deteriorates due to changes
in the muscles of the eye, changes in the lens and changes
in other eye physiology.
Not all aging eyesight conditions can be cured just
yet, but many can be treated and supported to ensure
that the eyesight is maintained.
Retinal Disorders are a leading cause of blindness
in the United States. The retina is a thin lining on
the back of the eye. It is made up of cells that get
visual images and pass them on to the brain. Retinal
disorders include age-related
macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and
- Age-related macular degeneration -
The macula is part of the eye with millions of cells
that are sensitive to light. The macula makes vision
possible from the center part of the eye. Over time,
age-related macular degeneration can ruin sharp vision
needed to see objects clearly and to do common tasks
like driving and reading. In some cases, it can be
treated with lasers. For Treatment
of Macualar Degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy - this disorder
can result from diabetes. It happens when small blood
vessels stop feeding the retina properly. In the early
stages, the blood vessels may leak fluid, which distorts
sight. In the later stages, new vessels may grow and
send blood into the center of the eye, causing serious
vision loss. In most cases, laser treatment can prevent
blindness. It is very important that people with diabetes
have an eye exam through dilated pupils every year.
- Retinal detachment - occurs when
the inner and outer layers of the retina become separated.
With surgery or laser treatment, doctors
often can reattach the retina and bring back all or
part of your eyesight.
- Conjunctivitis- happens when the
tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the cornea
becomes inflamed. It can cause itching, burning, tearing,
or a feeling of something in the eye.
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