Our ophthalmologists in Scottsdale treat a variety of eye conditions and diseases. Diagnosing your particular condition is the first step toward getting better, so be sure to make an appointment if you’re experiencing any vision problems.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Over time, the cataract may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, worsening vision. In addition, cataracts can result from exposure to toxic substances, disease such as diabetes, or arise after an eye injury.
We offer various cataracts no-stitch surgery treatment options, including femtosecond laser surgery, OptiPlus TM ORA intraoperative testing, Toric Lens and Multi-focal lens replacement.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma most commonly appears in individuals 40 years and older. Aside from age, particular risk factors include a family history for glaucoma and diabetes.
With early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. We’ll perform a thorough eye exam to reveal more risk factors, such as high eye pressure, thinness of the cornea, and abnormal optic nerve anatomy.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and can lead to blindness if left untreated. It is caused by changes in the retina’s blood vessels. Those with the condition may not notice vision loss right away; but over time, diabetic retinopathy can worsen, usually in both eyes.
Individuals with Type I and Type II diabetes are at risk for the disease. With early detection, though, our surgeons can perform laser treatment or retinal surgery to prevent vision loss. During a routine yearly screening, we may be able to spot early signs of retinopathy and start treatment.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD is a common condition among people age 50 and older. It gradually destroys the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disorder progresses faster and may lead to vision loss in one or both eyes.
Completing an annual eye care exam with us is the best thing you can do to monitor the disease’s onset and progression.