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Focus Vision Care offers comprehensive eye exams that can detect vision problems, eye disease, and general health problems before you're aware a problem exists.
We help you minimize eye diseases with glaucoma evaluations and diabetic retinopathy treatment. The key to successful management is early detection and regular follow-up examinations. Early detection and monitoring the progression of the condition is the key to long term maintenance of good vision. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation for glaucoma or treatment procedure.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye associated with slow, progressive loss of peripheral vision. Although there are many forms, open angle glaucoma is the most common. Another less common type is called narrow angle and detected by a thorough eye exam. The most important risk factors include age, race, elevated eye pressure, family history of glaucoma, and other systemic health problems, such as diabetes.
Evaluations at our optometrist office involve measuring your intraocular pressure, the thickness of your cornea, and inspecting the drainage angle of your eye. Once diagnosed with glaucoma, therapy usually includes drops, but may also involve specialized glaucoma surgery (laser).
Treating Diabetic Retinopathy
The retina functions like the film of a camera and allows you to focus on images and transmit those images to your brain. When the vasculature is affected by diabetes and undetected, it may result in blindness.
Two types of retinopathy develop from diabetes: background and proliferative. The background type results in swelling of the very center of the retina and leads to possible loss of sight. Proliferative retinopathy is a more serious condition that may require laser or intraocular treatment.