Patient Education

Eye Exam

During a comprehensive eye exam, an ophthalmologist will look for common vision problems, such as nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism. The eye doctor will also look for eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma. During the exam, your eyes are dilated so that the ophthalmologist can see your retina to look for damage from diabetic retinopathy, or age-related macular degeneration. Regular comprehensive eye exams can help you protect your sight and make sure that you are seeing your best. More...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, serious vision loss can usually be prevented. Glaucoma does not cause any symptoms until there is visual loss so it it important to monitor for glaucoma during eye exams. Glaucoma treatments include medicines, laser trabeculoplasty, conventional surgery, or a combination of any of these. While these treatments may save remaining vision, they do not improve sight already lost from glaucoma. More...

Treatment for Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. More than 1/2 of all adults will have had a cataract by the time they reach 80 years old. An ophthalmologist may perform cataract surgery to improve one's vision by replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial lens. More...