Management of Other Ocular Diseases
A comprehensive eye health examination at Eldorado Vision & Optical assures every patient that the overall health of their eyes is thoroughly assessed. In addition to maintaining excellent vision, patients undergo a multi-step pre-test process that Dr. Turner utilizes to determine the presence of eye diseases such as Glaucoma, age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes, issues with visual fields, color deficiency, and other eye conditions.
The presence and treatment of Glaucoma and dry eyes are reviewed in detail elsewhere on this website. A comprehensive eye health examination at Eldorado Vision & Optical may uncover other ocular diseases and eye conditions. A brief review of some of these eye health issues is provided below:
Age-related Macular Degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula – the small area in the retina of the eye that is responsible for your central vision. Many older people develop Macular Degeneration as part of the body’s natural aging process. Symptoms may include blurriness of vision, dark areas or distortion in your central vision. It usually does not affect your side or peripheral vision. Should this eye disease be discovered during your ehe health exam, Dr. Turner will thoroughly review with you what her recommendations are regarding monitoring and vision correction options. Click on the information below to obtain additional information on this condition.
Cataracts, like Macular Degeneration, are a slow-to-develop ocular condition that impacts the quality of vision and requires monitoring. A cataract causes a clouded vision, making it difficult to read, drive a car, especially at night, or see images clearly. Most Cataracts develop so slowly that the individual isn’t aware that their vision is becoming impaired. A comprehensive eye health examination will indicate if a Cataract or Cataracts are present and the degree of clear vision impairment. Early on, better lighting and glasses will help, but if Cataracts progress far enough to negatively impact daily routines then Cataract surgery may become necessary. Should this situation present itself, Dr. Turner will thoroughly explain the Cataract surgery process and recommend a local, qualified Cataract surgeon. She will co-manage her Cataract patients with the Cataract surgeon following their Cataract surgery. Click on the information below to obtain additional information on this condition.
Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye condition that occurs in people who have diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the retina of the eye, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Over time, diabetes damages the blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when these tiny blood vessels leak blood and other fluids inside the eye which results in cloudy or blurred vision. Early detection during a comprehensive eye health exam and treatment by Dr. Turner can limit the potential for significant vision loss. Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy varies depending on the extent of the disease. Click on the information below to obtain additional information on this condition.
Other eye health conditions, such as problems with a patient’s field of vision or issues concerning a patient’s perception of color can also be investigated based upon the patient’s expressed vision concerns stated on the Patient Registration Form, the first step in the multi-step process of a comprehensive eye health examination at Eldorado Vision & Optical.