Common Eye Diseases
At EyeWest Vision Clinic in Rogers and St. Michael, MN, we offer comprehensive eye services to our patients. As a leading optometry service provider in the region, we have invested heavily in modern technology and comprehensive vision care services to ensure our patients enjoy the best treatments. Below are some of the most common eye diseases we encounter.
Over the years, macular degeneration has emerged as one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. It occurs when the central portion of a person’s retina degenerates. For example, you might experience this condition if your central vision becomes blurry or distorted over time.
As a leading cause of vision loss in the world, glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged due to increased pressure within the eye. This can lead to vision loss or complete blindness. Symptoms usually start with blurred peripheral (side) vision, including seeing rainbow-like halos around lights and experiencing headaches and nausea. An optometrist can quickly diagnose you with this condition through a comprehensive eye exam.
Currently, retinopathy affects millions of people worldwide. It is a form of eye disease in which the blood vessels on the retina become damaged due to an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes. This can cause vision loss or even blindness if left untreated. Common symptoms include blurred central vision and changes in color perception. An optometrist can offer considerable insight into diagnosing and treating this condition.
People with diabetes are particularly prone to developing a diabetic eye disease caused by high blood sugar levels. The effects of this condition range from blurred vision and reduced night vision to glaucoma. To minimize the risks of experiencing these symptoms, people with diabetes need regular eye exams to diagnose any potential issues quickly.
Cataracts are another common eye condition that occurs when the lens of an eye clouds over and reduces vision significantly. This condition is prevalent in older adults and can cause blurry or distorted vision and changes in color perception. Fortunately, surgery can treat cataracts to restore vision and reduce any associated discomfort.
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All eye diseases can be prevented, managed, and cured with proper diagnosis and treatment. EyeWest Vision Clinic offers comprehensive vision care services. Contact us at Rogers Clinic (763) 428-3757 and St. Michael Clinic (763) 497-3754 to schedule an appointment in Rogers and St. Michael, MN.