When a patient has diabetes the high blood sugar levels can damage the tiny blood vessel found in the retina. Our doctors are very good at detecting tiny areas of diabetic damage inside of the eye. To assist our highly competent doctors we also have special instruments that allow our doctors to image the inside of the eye as another way of ensuring that no diabetic damage is missed. We see diabetic patients for their annual diabetic eye exams on a daily basis. Our optometrists are up to date on the latest standards of care to ensure that our diabetic patients are well cared for and that any vision loss from diabetes is minimized or avoided all together. We communicate directly with our patients physician or endocrinologist to keep all health care providers aware the current ocular health status of our patients.
Age related macular degeneration is a condition that causes damage to the center region of the back of the eye. If the condition progresses it can cause a blind spot in the center of a persons field of view. We have the very best technology to detect and manage this condition. Specifically, we have technology referred to as ocular coherence tomography. This technology allows our doctors to see every layer of the retina. Much like an MRI or X-ray of the eye. This technology is essential in determining how severe the degeneration is and if there is any treatment required.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve. Our doctors have the proper tools to evaluate the health of the optic nerve as well as how well it functions in sending information to the brain. Many patients with glaucoma can slow down how quickly the condition occurs simply by using eye drops. Occasionally however, surgery can be required, when this is the case we work only with the very best glaucoma surgeons. There is no need to travel elsewhere for proper management of glaucoma, we have the tools and the training to manage the condition in house at Deadwood Eye Care.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
This is also known as having a 'lazy eye'. This is a vision development disorder in which one eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity even with the help of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. This often begins during infancy and early childhood years. In most cases, only one eye will be affected. A great way to avoid this is to schedule your baby for our free InfantSee evaluation before they are 1 year old.
This condition is also known as eyelid inflammation. This affects the eyelashes and/or tear production. While this is a common condition, treatment can help but this condition cannot be cured.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that will affect vision. Usually, cataracts are related to aging and are most commonly found in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. This type of condition can happen in one or both eyes.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome is usually characterized by neck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache and watery eyes when working in front of a computer screen. The symptoms are typically due to posture, dry eyes, eye muscle coordination and poorly corrected vision.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Syndrome (often referred to as DES) is a condition in which the eyes have irritation, redness, discharge or become easily fatigued. Dry eye occurs when either the eye does not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. There are lots of treatment options available for dry eye including prescription drops, procedures such as lipiflow and therapeutic laser, and many lifestyle changes and nutraceuticals to help stop this progressive disease.
Patients who have strabismus have one eye that looks directly at the object that you are viewing while the other eye is misaligned inward, outward, upward, or downward. This can be a constant condition or intermittent.
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