An overview of the most common eye diseases that we diagnose and treat here at Stone Canyon Eye Care.
Eye disease refers to a wide variety of diseases relating to the function of the eye. Below is a list of most common eye diseases and how they are generally treated. For more comprehensive information please see your eye care provider here at Stone Canyon Eye Care.
Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, is an infection of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin membrane that protects the surface of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids. Pink eye is caused by a variety of sources like bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Pink eye is highly contagious. People with pink eye usually experience redness in the white of the eyes along with watery eyes and possibly discharge.
Minor cases of pink eye can improve within two weeks, some can develop into a more serious eye condition that can threaten the cornea and even your vision. If you think you have conjunctivitis please schedule an appointment at Stone Canyon Eyecare for an exam and treatment.
DIABETIC EYE DISEASE
Diabetic eye disease is a term to describe a group of eye problems that can arise from having type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic disease so it’s important to schedule and come in for a comprehensive exam every year. Early detection can greatly reduce the chance of permanent vision loss.
DRY EYE SYNDROME
Dry eye syndrome is typically a progressive chronic condition. Depending on the cause of your dry eyes, Dr. Smith can help with multiple different treatment options. No matter if you have mild to severe dry eyes we have many options to help provide relief for your dry eyes.
Glaucoma is an increase in the interocular pressure of the eyes. Increased pressure in the eyes causes damage to the optic nerve. There are no signs early in the stages of the disease.
There is no cure for glaucoma. Early detection and regular eye exams are imperative to slowing the progression of the disease.
Macular degeneration is a chronic disease that gradually destroys central vision due to the deterioration of the macula.
Stone Canyon Eye Care has the equipment and the experience to diagnose and treat the eye diseases listed above, as well as many others at our office.