Comprehensive Approach to Ocular Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
At Bethesda Vision Care, our experienced team utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques to identify and monitor various ocular conditions accurately. From common ocular diseases to complex cases, we provide comprehensive care. Our expertise ensures personalized management plans tailored to your specific needs. Trust us for comprehensive care and optimal outcomes for your ocular health.
Glaucoma is an ocular condition often caused by increased pressure inside the eye, which can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. It is usually hereditary and can affect individuals with certain risk factors like age, family history, diabetes, and eye injuries. Diagnosis involves comprehensive eye exams and tests to measure eye pressure and examine the retina and optic nerve. Treatment options for glaucoma include eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, and surgery aimed at reducing eye pressure and preserving vision.
Cataract Surgery Co-Management
Cataracts are an eye condition characterized by the clouding of the natural lens, leading to blurred vision. It is primarily associated with aging and can affect individuals as they age. The only known cure for cataracts is surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a synthetic lens to restore clear vision. An ophthalmologist typically performs cataract surgery in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia. Bethesda Vision Care provides pre and post-operative care for patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that causes the breakdown of the macula, leading to the loss of central vision. It is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 60. While AMD has no cure, treatment can help slow its progression and manage the symptoms. Early detection and regular eye exams are crucial for timely intervention and maximizing visual function.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina. Regular diabetic eye exams are essential for the early detection and effective management of this ocular disease. Maintaining optimal blood sugar control and managing other health factors are also critical in minimizing the risk and progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Don't let ocular diseases compromise your vision and quality of life. Contact Bethesda Vision Care to book an appointment and safeguard your vision.