Get Help Preserving Your Vision
Why should you concern yourself with eye disease? If your eyes see and feel fine, does that mean they’re healthy? Well, not necessarily.
There are various eye diseases, and many can develop without any symptoms in their early stages. For the most part, the best way to detect an eye disease is with an eye exam, and only then can you find the help you need to manage them.
We’re proud to use some of the latest eye care technology to detect even the slightest signs of eye disease. And we’ll help give you the chance to manage them properly and preserve your vision.
Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
- Open-angle glaucoma develops when fluids aren’t draining adequately to maintain stable IOP levels. However, the drainage canal between your iris and pupil remains open.
- Closed-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle closes, resulting in a rapid rise in IOP and sometimes causing sudden vision loss or eye pain. This is considered an emergency and requires immediate medical attention.
- Normal-tension glaucoma doesn’t affect your IOP levels but can still damage your optic nerve and lead to vision loss.
There is no cure for glaucoma, but Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D., is one of the 5% of optometrists in California who is qualified to treat the disease. Treatments vary depending on your particular case, but they include medication, eye drops, or surgery.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 55. It generally occurs with age and slowly deteriorates the area of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for providing the central vision you need to read, drive, and recognize faces.
There are 2 types of AMD:
- Dry AMD is the most common form of the disease. It occurs as the macula slowly thins as you age. It’s often characterized by the presence of drusen deposits under your macula.
Wet AMD is far less common but responsible for over 90% of AMD-related vision loss. It occurs when abnormal blood vessels in the retina break and leak fluids under your macula, leading to rapid vision loss. Wet AMD is considered an eye emergency and requires immediate attention.
Diabetic Eye Diseases
Cataracts are an eye condition that clouds your eye’s lens as you age. As you grow older, your eye’s clear crystalline lens becomes more rigid and opaque, preventing light from reaching your retina.
Cataracts are very common, and most people can expect to develop cataracts at some point in their lives. In mild cases, cataracts may only cause slight vision problems that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In other, more advanced cases, you may require cataract surgery.
Manage Your Eye Health Today
Our team takes pride in offering state-of-the-art solutions for managing a wide range of eye diseases and conditions. Please contact us and discover how we can help manage your eye health today!
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- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: By Appointment Only
- Sunday: Closed