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Testing & Treatment for Eye Conditions
Of all the wondrous physical abilities we use every day, none is more amazing than eyesight -- and yet this essential function is also all too easy to take for granted. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders of the eye can and do occur, potentially causing serious vision loss or even blindness. To make matters worse, some of these problems could be developing in your eyes (or the eyes of your loved ones) without presenting early symptoms. That's why it's so essential to rely on the skilled team at Mi Vision Eye Care for eye testing and treatment.
Our experienced eye doctor at Mi Vision Eye Care, Dr. Cuba, can perform retinal testing and other evaluations to catch these threats to your eyesight. We can then provide everything from macular degeneration management to glaucoma treatment to help you preserve your vision.
The single most important thing you can do in the fight against many of the most damaging eye diseases is to schedule regular comprehensive eye exams. This gives our eye doctor a chance to view both the interior and exterior of your eye in great detail. These procedures allow us to identify and treat such common eye disorders as:
Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a condition caused by high fluid pressure within the eye, the result of inadequate drainage from the system that normally allows excess fluid to leave the eye. While some cases of glaucoma cause dramatic, painful symptoms, most cases may spend years damaging your optic nerves until you begin losing vision. Our eye doctor can examine your optic nerves, vision and eye pressure to diagnose the condition, prescribing glaucoma treatment measures such as eye drops and oral drugs to help regulate eye pressure.
Dry Eye - Dry eye is an irritating, potentially damaging condition that occurs when your tear glands cannot produce the right amount of tears with the right mix of oils, water and mucous to protect and nourish the eye. Symptoms include itching, redness, a gritty sensation and vision problems. We can discover the cause of your dry eye and prescribe everything from lifestyle adjustments to medicated eye drops to help you overcome it.
Macular Degeneration - Macular degeneration is an age-related affliction of the macula, the part of your retina that provides you with your central visual field. Damage to this tissue, sometimes aggravated by an overgrowth of leaky blood vessels, can make it difficult to see objects directly in front of you. If a retinal examination or vision tests reveals this condition, we may prescribe nutritional protocols, lifestyle adjustments or injectable medications to keep it from getting worse.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetes damages the blood vessels, including the small blood vessels of the retina. This can cause retinal swelling, bleeding inside the eye, abnormal blood vessel development, and other issues that lead to permanent vision loss. We can alert you to this condition so you can get your diabetes treated while also recommending injectable medications or laser treatments from an eye specialist to control bleeding.
Cataracts - Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens that obscure your vision. They typically develop from middle age onward, although medications, UV exposure, and diabetes can accelerate the progress. Cataracts treatment includes monitoring the condition and adjusting your vision prescription as needed. If you eventually need surgery to remove the cataract, we'll refer to you the appropriate eye specialist and co-manage your recovery from this form of cataracts treatment.
When you think about how precious eyesight is to you and your loved ones, your next course of action is clear. Call our eye doctor at Mi Vision Eye Care today at (210) 923-2020 to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. The sooner we get a chance to see the nature of your eye issues, the more effectively we can keep you seeing with optimal clarity for many years to come!