If your doctor suspects that you may be suffering from cataracts, they will generally take a detailed medical history, including your family history and some tests.
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COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM
At its core, a comprehensive eye exam is exactly what it sounds like – an opportunity for an eye care professional to conduct a wide range of different tests, all designed to paint the most complete picture possible with regards to your long-term visual health and wellness.
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Same day eye exams are available for all types of issues such as replacing broken glasses or lost contact lens, eye infection, foreign body in the eye and other urgent issues.
LASIK EYE SURGERY
Short for “laser-assisted in-situ keratomileuses”, LASIK is a term that describes what is currently the most common form of laser eye surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in the United States today..
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Macular degeneration is the most prevalent form of irreversible central vision loss in older adults. While certain rare forms of the disease can occur early in life, the majority of cases only begin to develop around the age of 50.
Glaucoma is a constellation of ocular conditions affecting the optic nerve, one of the most critical anatomical components of sight.
Diabetic retinopathy is a very serious complication of diabetes that, without treatment, can ultimately lead to blindness. There are two forms of diabetic retinopathy: proliferative and non-proliferative.
Almost everyone has experienced the visual disturbances commonly referred to as “floaters” or “flashes” at one point or another in their lifetime.
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Practicing a healthy lifestyle and getting regular eye examinations is one of the best ways to prevent glaucoma from getting worse.
Have you ever experienced little obstructions that look like small specks, dots, circles or even cobwebs in your field of vision? These are called floaters, and they’re actually far more common than a lot of people realize.
While it’s true that different eye infections can affect your vision and overall health in different ways, the vast majority of them are all born from the exact same place.
At its core, diabetic retinopathy is a very particular type of diabetes complication that can develop in anyone who has either type 1 or type 2 of that condition.
In order to properly diagnose cataracts, eye care professionals will commonly use one of three different tests: a visual acuity test, a slit-lamp examination and/or a retinal exam.
Macular degeneration is a degenerative condition that negatively impacts the central part of someone’s eye, which can result in significant vision distortion or even the total loss of central vision if left unchecked.
During Cataract Surgery, the lens of your eye is replaced with an artificial alternative. This procedure involves the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the lens into smaller pieces for easy removal.
ag Capsulotomy is a laser treatment that is often used to treat capsule thickening, a common side effect of cataract surgery. It is a relatively simple procedure and is considered to be one of the safest eye surgeries one can undergo.
A corneal transplant is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to a bulging, thinning, scarred, or swollen cornea; corneal ulcers; and Fuchs’ dystrophy.
It is important to remember that glaucoma surgery seeks to prevent future damage to the eye and will not offer any improvement for damage that has already been done.
While there are a number of treatments for dry eye, severe cases may require a special procedure called a punctal occlusion to be fully corrected. This procedure seeks to help the eye harness and use what little lubricating tears they are capable of producing.
Pterygia (singular: pterygium) are non-cancerous, wedge-shaped growths that appear on the sclera or cornea of the eyeball.
Generally, the retina loses its oxygen supply because of a tear or total detachment from the back of the eyeball. If left untreated, a retinal detachment can lead to permanent vision loss, so it requires immediate medical treatment.
Yag Capsulotomy is a term used to describe a very particular type of laser treatment that is often used to improve the vision in patients after cataract surgery.
A “cataract” is a term used to describe a particular type of clouding inside the lens of a patient’s eye – something that can ultimately lead to vision loss (even with glasses) if left uncorrected.
A corneal transplant, also commonly referred to as keratoplasty, is a specific type of surgical procedure designed to replace part of your corneal with healthier tissue from a donor.
Glaucoma surgery is intended to decrease the production of intraocular fluid or increase your eye’s natural ability to drain this fluid – or, in certain situations, both at the same time.
Also commonly referred to as tear drainage duct occlusion, punctal occlusion is a procedure used to improve the symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome.
A pterygium is a term used to describe a very particular kind of growth that occurs on the white part of a person’s eye, otherwise known as the conjunctiva or mucous membrane.
Your retina is a layer located at the rear of your eyeball that contains cells that are sensitive to light by design. When light passes through your eye to the retina, it triggers a series of nerve impulses that pass information via the optic nerve to the brain – in other words, this is how a visual image is formed in the first place.
Center for Sight is one of the largest eye centers in the Pensacola area, with one main complex and two satellite offices to serve the area. We've assembled a team of Board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists to handle all aspects of your eye care, from general exams to LASIK to complex surgeries. To further meet your needs, we accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing options.