Comprehensive Eye Exams
Patients should see their eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam every year. Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. Some diseases such as glaucoma, develop gradually without symptoms. Patients may not notice that anything is wrong until significant and irreversible damage to vision has occurred.
In addition, information obtained during a comprehensive eye examination can detect chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The early detection of these conditions is paramount to early treatment.
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, Dr. Davidson will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted as well those who have astigmatism.
Diabetic Eye Care
While it’s true that the primary symptom of diabetes is high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), it can lead to many other problems throughout the body, including wreaking havoc on your eyes. Some of the most common eye conditions caused by hyperglycemia are cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when the tiny blood vessels in your eyes become damaged by the high blood sugar levels over time.
Dry Eye Treatment
Chandler Eye Center is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes.