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Eye Disease Management: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery & Diabetic Eye Health

Precision and expertise are essential when it comes to treating eye diseases. At Optique At West Paces, we offer a range of effective treatments designed to address various sight-threatening conditions so you can preserve your vision.

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Eye Diseases We Treat

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Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve due to increased pressure, poses a significant threat to vision. There are two main categories: primary open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. It has earned the moniker "the silent thief of sight" because its onset is gradual and painless, making it challenging to detect in the early stages. Angle-closure glaucoma, in contrast, is marked by sudden and severe symptoms caused by the drainage angle between the cornea and iris becoming blocked, leading to a rapid increase in intraocular pressure. People with angle-closure glaucoma often experience intense eye pain, blurred vision, halos around lights, nausea, and vomiting.

Prescribing Topical Drugs for Glaucoma

Among the array of interventions for glaucoma, prescribing topical drugs is a pivotal strategy to manage intraocular pressure. These medications are applied directly to the eye, reducing eye pressure and thus protecting the optic nerve from damage.

Our approach begins with thorough assessment and diagnosis, allowing us to determine the most suitable topical medications for your case. Through careful collaboration with your primary care team, we craft a regimen that aligns with your overall health and existing treatments. Regular monitoring and adjustments ensure that your intraocular pressure remains within a safe range, reducing the risk of vision loss associated with glaucoma.

Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Cataracts, a common age-related condition, cloud vision over time, affecting your ability to see clearly. If cataract surgery becomes a consideration, our cataract surgery co-management services offer a seamless path to visual restoration. We guide you through every step of the process, starting with pre-operative evaluations. We also collaborate closely with experienced eye surgeons to ensure a successful surgical outcome. Following surgery, we provide post-operative care to monitor your healing so that you experience improved vision and a brighter outlook on life.

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Early Intervention for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, threatens vision as it progresses. At Optique At West Paces, we emphasize the importance of regular screenings and monitoring to safeguard eyesight in people with diabetes. Our care involves comprehensive assessments to detect signs of retinopathy early and treatment plans for your unique condition. We ensure your diabetes is managed effectively by collaborating closely with your primary care team to minimize its impact on your eye health.