While diseases such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration are not preventable, early detection and management is necessary to ensure the best possible outcomes. Family EyeCare Center takes pride in our state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge in treating and managing these serious ocular diseases.
Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve with few or no initial symptoms. Glaucoma can be associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye.
Glaucoma cannot be completely prevented but if diagnosed early, treatment can help control the condition and limit its effects. If untreated, glaucoma causes loss of your peripheral vision and eventually blindness. Factors such as age, race, family history, and previous medical conditions can all contribute to developing glaucoma.
Macular Degeneration is the deterioration of the macula (where you have your clearest 20/20 vision.) In most cases, reversing damage is not possible, but there are a number of preventative measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is usually associated with aging however research suggests there also is a genetic component to the disease.