Your eyes are an excellent barometer of your visual and general health. In fact, many illnesses have a surprising effect on the eyes. Paying attention to changes in your eyes and vision can help y ...View Article
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Eye Care of Virginia is a leading provider of treatments aimed at the long-term management of ocular diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Care plans are uniquely developed to ensure each patient receives the most effective and most appropriate treatment for their specific needs.
Cataracts develop when the clear lens portion of your eye becomes cloudy and opaque, making it difficult or impossible for light to reach the retina at the back of your eye. People who have cataracts require ongoing management including guidance regarding cataract surgery to remove cataracts, and followup visits once cataracts are removed to promote optimal healing. Our optometrists are skilled at providing care for patients with cataracts, including presurgical and postsurgical care to help patients achieve the clearest vision possible.
Glaucoma develops when the pressure inside your eye builds up and causes damage to the ocular nerve, the nerve that sends visual information from your eyes to your brain where information is interpreted and turned into visual images we can recognize. Glaucoma typically causes no symptoms until permanent vision loss occurs, which is why it's so important to have regular screenings for glaucoma, especially if you have family members with the disease or other risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes. If the disease is present, ongoing management will be necessary to help keep intraocular pressure within normal levels so vision loss can be prevented.
Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that causes damage to the central portion of the retina called the macula. Most people who have macular degeneration do not realize they have the disease until it's reached a more serious stage. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, screening for the disease can help ensure it is caught early so steps can be taken to help slow its progression and prevent vision loss.
Dry eyes are a relatively common condition that can increase your chances of developing an infection as well as cause painful symptoms and blurry vision. Most patients with dry eye syndrome can benefit from special eye drops to moisten the eyes, while others may need minimally-invasive procedures to unblock tear ducts or address issues affecting the eyelids and tear glands. Ongoing management is necessary to reduce the risk of infection and to prevent damage to the cornea.
As a top-ranked Culpeper optometrist practice, Eye Care of Virginia offers patients a comprehensive range of treatment options for the management of ocular disease so they can enjoy better vision and healthier eyes. The key to maintaining optimal eye health is to have regular eye exams so you can receive the best treatment for your needs. To schedule your exam or to learn more about the services we offer, call (540) 822-0113 or use our online form to request an appointment today.
Cataracts Glaucoma Screening and Treatment Macular Degeneration Management Dry Eye Treatment