Diabetic Retinopathy (DR): Changes in the retina’s blood vessels. Is the leading cause of blindness in America, affecting almost half of those diagnosed with diabetes.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): High pressure in the blood vessels that can lead to possible damage in eye’s blood vessels.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): Changes in the retina due to aging. Is the leading cause of blindness for those over 55.
Retinal Detachment (RD)– Can occur in people with systemic diseases like diabetes and can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated. RD is caused by severe nearsightedness or trauma.
Glaucoma: 3 million Americans a year are affected by glaucoma, however, 50% of them don’t know it. This is because glaucoma rarely has any symptoms in the beginning stages. If detected, vision loss can be prevented by laser surgery.
Contact Lenses: Need to be fitted for the proper size or else you may end up hurting your eyes more than helping them. Contacts come in multiple varieties including soft, Toric, bifocal, extended wear, disposable, and even decorative.Dr. Bill specializes in trifocal contact lenses!
Dry Eye: Multiple symptoms can stem from dry eye including, but not limited to, itchiness, burning and gritty sensations. Dry eye can develop from excessive computer use and excessive contact lens wear, the environment, lacking tear production, or possible inflammation. Possible treatments for dry eye are eye drops, gels, ointments, and other lubricants.