What causes ocular disease?
Certain health conditions and having a genetic predisposition can increase your chances of developing an ocular disease. We have the latest technology and expertise to help you diagnose, treat and manage any ocular disease that can compromise your vision quality.
Here are some of the most common ocular diseases we can help you manage:
- Pink Eye— Pink Eye is most commonly found in preschoolers and younger children. It is an inflammation of the thin, transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball and lines your eyelid. It is contagious but easily treatable.
- Styes and Chalazia— A chalazion is often mistaken for a stye, since they both involve redness and swelling around the eye. A chalazion can appear as a small bump or lump inside the upper or lower eyelids caused by blockage of an oil gland in your eyelid. Styes appear on the outside edge of the eyelid, and are caused by bacteria trapped in an oil gland on your eye. Styes can be painful, itchy, and sore while chalazion are not.
- Cataracts— Cataracts are a cloudiness in the eye lens. Cataracts usually develop as you age, but your risk of developing cataracts can be higher if you have a family history of cataracts, certain medical problems, use corticosteroids, or spend a lot of time in the sun without UV protection.
- Glaucoma— Glaucoma is a debilitating disease that damages your optic nerve, eventually causing blindness. Vision loss can be prevented with early detection.
- Macular Degeneration—Macular degeneration is another debilitating disease that causes central vision loss in adults 60+. Early detection can help you prepare for an adaptation to your lifestyle, and slow the progression of the disease.
- Detached Retina—Retinal detachment is when the thin retinal tissue peels away from the supporting tissue in the back of the eye. It can be caused by age, injury, or other medical conditions. Symptoms of retinal detachment includes flashers or floaters in your vision, blurry vision, reduced peripheral vision, or the sensation of a shadow or curtain falling over your eye.