Eye Disease Management
When it comes to diseases of the eye, it is crucial to seek attention from a qualified eye doctor as early in the process as possible. At Texas City Eye Consultants PLLC, we understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for all your eye care needs. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with an optometrist in Texas City at the first sign of trouble. We ask you to do this, so we can begin the process of identifying and treating or managing your eye disease.
Common Eye Diseases
Some diseases of the eye are more common than others. These are a few of the common eye diseases you may be concerned with.
Cataracts – Cloudiness in the natural lens of the eye that causes vision that is cloudy, dim, or blurry. Cataracts are common among the elderly population with nearly half of the population having a cataract by the age of 65 and nearly everyone over the age of 75 has had at least one.
Glaucoma – This complex disease comes in various forms – all causing damage to the optic nerves that results in loss of vision or, more specifically, a diminished field of vision.
Macular Degeneration – This is the leading cause of vision loss, with more than 10 million Americans affected. It is caused by deterioration of the retina’s central portion (called the macula).
Diabetic Retinopathy – Diabetes-related damage to the retina of the eye.
Dry Eye – Lack of lubrication or moisture on the eye’s surface, dry eye can be caused by a variety of conditions.
Symptoms and Causes to be Aware Of
Symptoms vary greatly from one condition or eye disease to the next. If you experience some of the following symptoms, it is better to schedule your appointment for eye care service and treatment sooner rather than later.
• Blurred Vision
• Fuzzy Vision
• Straight Lines Appear Wavy
• Gray or Dark areas in Field of Vision
• Difficulty Seeing at Night
• Sensitivity to Light
• Appearance of Halos around Lights
The conditions mentioned above can be caused by a variety of things, including the following:
• Environment (dry environments, excessive sunlight exposure)
• Heavy Reading
• Heavy Use of Digital Devices
• LASIK Surgery
• Medication (allergy medications, diuretics, beta-blockers, etc.)
• Health Conditions (such as diabetes or high blood pressure)
• Contact Lens Usage
• Poor Blood Flow
• Injuries to the Eye
• Alcohol Abuse
When to See a Texas City Eye Doctor for Your Eyes
Whether you’re interested in pediatric eye care or something for people at more advanced ages, the caring staff at Texas City Eye Consultants PLLC is here to help with all your vision care needs. Call 409-945-5511 to schedule your appointment with our eye doctor today if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.