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Eye Diseases

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris or colored portion of the eye. As cataracts develop, vision becomes hazy like looking through a cloudy piece of glass. Increased glare from lamps and halos from oncoming headlights are also common symptoms. (pics)

Great News! Cataracts can easily be removed and vision restored. Our unique, individualized cataract surgical procedure has NO PAIN, NO BLOOD, and NO STITCHES. Ask your friends; most likely we have helped many of them.

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Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Diabetes, a condition of too much sugar in the blood, can cause circulatory damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy is the result of damage to small blood vessels that nourish the eye's retina. Often there are no visual symptoms associated with early stages of diabetic retinopathy; however, if left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent blindness. Because early detection and treatment can reduce the potential of blindness, both the American Optometric Association and the American Medical Association recommend all diabetics have a thorough, dilated eye examination once a year.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:

  • Seeing spots or floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing well at night
  • Having a dark spot in the central vision

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. This disease is known as the "silent thief of sight" because there is no pain, no noticeable symptoms, and no cure. GREAT NEWS! Glaucoma can be controlled and vision can be preserved – IF DETECTED EARLY.

Our optic nerve fiber analyzer is a fast, comfortable and non-intrusive scanning laser exam that provides the earliest possible detection of glaucoma BEFORE vision loss is experienced.

Those greatest at risk of glaucoma include:

  • People over 40 years of age
  • African Americans
  • People with a family history of glaucoma
  • Diabetics
  • Long-term steroid users
  • People that are nearsighted

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