Medical Eye Exams
Many systemic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and thyroid disease can show signs in our eyes. It is important to be screened for signs of these diseases and the doctor may need to dilate your eyes to fully evaluate these conditions. Our office has technology including visual field testing, fundus photography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and corneal topography to help evaluate your eyes.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the connection between our eyes to our brain. Glaucoma is typically characterized by high eye pressure. The doctor will check your eye pressure at the comprehensive eye exam, but may recommend additional testing including visual field testing and fundus photography.
Cataracts are caused by the clouding of the lens in the back of the eye. Cataracts can lead to many symptoms including blurred vision, night time vision issues, and glare.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
The macula is the central portion of the retina and is involved in our central vision. Age related macular degeneration is a disease where small deposits called drusen build up in the macula and can lead to permanent vision loss.