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Managing Eye Diseases at The Eye Doctors in Tampa and New Port Richey, FL

An eye disease doesn't have to cause blindness or constant discomfort. Here at The Eye Doctors, our state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment methods can help manage conditions such as:

Cataracts - As the lens of the eye ages, the proteins within it (which are normally transparent) can thicken and take on a milky or yellowish tinge. Over time, you may experience poor night vision, sparkly "halos" around lights, blurriness and reduced color perception. Luckily, even advanced cases can be treated by replacing the cloudy lens with a nice, clear artificial one. This outpatient procedure is quick and painless.

Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a progressive, irreversible form of eye damage caused by an excess of intraocular fluid inside the eye. When the fluid inside your eye can't drain normally, it builds up until the pressure begins to damage the optic nerve. Fortunately, our team at The Eye Doctors can detect early signs of glaucoma in a routine eye exam by using a pressure-measuring technique called tonometry. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we can help you manage and control it through medicated eye drops. Surgery to promote drainage is another option to help you minimize further loss of vision to glaucoma.

Macular degeneration - Macular degeneration occurs when the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, begins to deteriorate. Early stages may be treated with nutritional therapy and other non-invasive measures; for advanced macular degeneration, the implantation of a tiny telescopic lens may improve vision. "Wet" macular degeneration, which is characterized by leaking blood vessels in the eye, can often be managed through periodic injections of drugs such as Lucentis, Avastin and Macugen. We will monitor your condition' progress to make sure your treatment regimen is yielding results.

Diabetic retinopathy - Excess glucose in the blood has many destructive effects on the body, including the circulatory system. When the tiny blood vessels in the eye are damaged, the retina may suffer from blood leakage, swollen nerves, and out-of-control blood vessel growth. This condition can eventually lead to blindness. Our ability to examine the inside of the eye allows us to identify the telltale signs of this disease and recommend the necessary treatment, including whatever steps may be necessary to get you blood sugar under control.

Infections and irritations - Recurring infections and various other forms of irritation can leave you with chronic eye irritation. Dry eye syndrome, for instance, may be promoted by underlying diseases or by computer-related eye strain. Blepharitis, an eyelid inflammation, can also cause redness and stinging in the eyes. Conjunctivitis, better known as pinkeye, is an example of one common acute eye infection. Our staff ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat your condition to relieve your symptoms.

Ask The Eye Doctors Today!

If you have any concerns about your vision or eye health, don't delay -- contact The Eye Doctors today at (813) 603-2328 for a consultation! The earlier we can understand your condition, the better we can manage it.