the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur. Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular). Neovascular refers to growth of new blood vessels in an area, such as the macula, where they are not supposed to be.
The dry form is more common than the wet form, with about 85 to 90 percent of AMD patients diagnosed with dry AMD. The wet form of the disease usually leads to more serious vision loss.
Cataract surgery improves vision by replacing the clouded lens (cataract) with intraocular lens (IOL). Various lens implants can be employed to restore vision. Traditional lens implants restore vision to one distance, either distance or near. Patients will typically have an ongoing need for glasses for some activities. Those desiring more freedom from spectacles may opt for a “premium lens implant”. Such implants are not covered by Medicare or commercial insurance plans and cost will vary depending on which IOL technology is used. Your ophthalmologist will discuss the options available to you to optimize the results to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Cataracts are a gradual and progressive clouding of the natural lens of the eye leading to blurred vision. Patients with cataracts note difficulty focusing, blurred vision for both reading and distance, and often experience glare symptoms. When daily activities are impaired because of these visual difficulties, cataract surgery is often advisable.
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Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders that produce increased pressure called ocular hypertension within the eye caused by a backup of fluid in the eye. Over time, it causes damage to the optic nerve.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing excellent eye care for your family and are focused on exceptional surgical results.
It’s a fact of life that your eyesight changes as you get older. Sometimes vision can change significantly but this doesn’t have to compromise your lifestyle. To maintain healthy vision as you age, it is important to care for your eyes.
Cokingtin Eye Center services include the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cornea and external eye diseases, along with routine preventative eye care and specialty contact lens fittings.
Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of
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Through early detection, diagnosis and treatment, you and your doctor can help to preserve your vision. There are various diagnostic tools which aid in determining whether or not you have glaucoma — even before you have any symptoms. Most treatments for glaucoma are designed to lower and/or control intraocular pressure (IOP), which can damage the optic nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.
Glaucoma eye drops often are the first choice over glaucoma surgery and can be very effective at controlling IOP to prevent eye damage. If untreated or uncontrolled, glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to blindness. Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. (behind macular degeneration), and the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide (behind cataracts).