Ocular Disease Care at Prescott Valley Eye Care
Ocular diseases can threaten your vision, comfort and eye health. Some diseases can even lead to blindness without early diagnosis and treatment while lurking undetected for years, which is why it’s so critical that you schedule regular comprehensive eye exams. But once your condition is detected, our optometrist at Prescott Valley Eye Care, Dr. Courtright, can provide potentially sight-saving treatment.
Eye Diseases Managed By Your Prescott Valley Optometrist
Our Prescott Valley eye doctor can help you resolve or manage such common ocular diseases as:
- Glaucoma – Glaucoma destroys optic nerve fibers, usually as a result of abnormally eye fluid pressure within the eye. We can help protect the optic nerves from further damage by administering medications. Some of these medications reduce the eye’s fluid production rate, while others enhance the eye’s ability to drain off excess fluid.
- Cataracts – Cataracts gradually turn the lens of the eye opaque, causing blurred vision, low vision, halo effects around bright lights, glare sensitivity and possibly even blindness. We can diagnose cataracts, monitoring their progress and providing incremental vision correction. We can also refer you for quick, painless cataract removal surgery and co-manage your pre-operative and post-operative needs.
- Macular Degeneration – Macular degeneration is a progressive, age-related, irreversible disease of the macula, the part of the retina that makes central vision possible. Early-stage macular degeneration can often be minimized through lifestyle changes and a nutritional protocol called AREDS2; advanced macular degeneration can be controlled with injectable medications.
- Diabetic Retinopathy – Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar causes the eye’s delicate internal blood vessels to break and leak blood into the eye; this condition worsens when new, even weaker blood vessels proliferate in an effort to maintain blood flow. Controlling your diabetes is the most important step in treating diabetic retinopathy. We can also use injectable medications to discourage abnormal blood vessel formation.
- Dry Eye – While dry eye isn’t a disease in its own right, this condition can be caused by underlying diseases and disorders such as tear gland failures or blockages, age-related reduction in tear film, medication usage and auto-immune diseases. Our Prescott Valley eye doctor can determine the cause of your dry eye and provide the appropriate remedies.
- Conjunctivitis – Conjunctivitis, more infamously known as “pink eye,” is an inflammation of a membrane called the conjunctiva that produces redness or pinkness, irritation, itching, eyelid swelling and a watery or thick discharge. Depending on its cause, we can treat conjunctivitis with medications, lifestyle recommendations and soothing home care methods.
Call Our Prescott Valley Optometrist To Learn More About Ocular Disease Treatment
Even healthy eyes can have problems. Myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism (refractive errors), presbyopia, amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (abnormal eye alignment) can all impair your vision and reduce your quality of life. Our optometrist can diagnose presbyopia, astigmatism, amblyopia and many other such conditions, prescribing the right treatments for your needs. Make sure your eyes are all right — call (928) 771-9939 for a comprehensive eye exam from our Prescott Valley eye doctor!