Eye Disease Management
After a certain age, the eyes’ performance and capability start to degrade. This can happen in a variety of ways, from an inability to focus well at a certain distance to losing clarity of vision altogether. Most of these conditions are not sudden, immediate changes. They are progressive and build up over time, appearing years before serious symptoms develop. Some are triggered by other health conditions, such as diabetes, while others are entirely their condition affecting nothing else, such as cataracts. At East Memphis Optometry, we have provided residents of Memphis, TN with eye disease management services for many years.
Diabetes has side effects that can cause loss of vision over time. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in the eyes, causing inflammation and leakage. The condition is caught through regular eye exams. Once identified, treatment is coordinated with diabetic care for the rest of the body to slow the progression and prevent additional damage from occurring.
Symptoms of macular degeneration include unclear vision, dry eye, soreness, and more. The macula begins to deteriorate, and that in turn negatively affects central vision. The condition can only be detected through an eye exam performed by an optometrist. Our eye doctor will assess your condition to determine whether or not you are suffering from macular degeneration and recommend treatment accordingly.
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens develops an opaque cloudy film. Modern surgery and surgery co-management have made it possible to replace the clouded lens with an artificial clear one, resting visual clarity. Our optometrist can provide the initial exam review and follow-up care while an eye surgeon provides the actual cataract treatment. we will make sure you are a good candidate for cataract surgery before referring you to an eye surgeon to carry the procedure out.
Eye Disease Management in Memphis, TN
At East Memphis Optometry, we have provided residents of Memphis, TN with reliable eye care services for many years. Our optometrist will conduct a thorough eye exam to determine whether or not you are suffering from any eye diseases and recommend treatment accordingly. Call us today at (901) 683-4529 for more information on the eye diseases we treat or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.