If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffers from glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, or any other ocular disease, you need support and care from an expert. The team of experienced optometrists at the OC Optometry Group in Newport Beach, California, is ready to assist with your ocular disease treatment, and they make every effort to schedule you as soon as possible. Emergencies are usually seen on the same day. Book your appointment through the online tool or call the office today.
If you suddenly notice new eye problems like impaired vision, or eye pain, strain, or redness, don't hesitate to get in touch with the OC Optometry Group team right away. The OC Optometry Group can see emergencies on the same day you call, and all appointments are planned sooner instead of later.
There are several common eye diseases and conditions that many men and women deal with today. They include:
Age-related macular degeneration typically happens during your middle-aged or senior years, and it occurs in about 10 million Americans today. The condition gradually causes you to lose central vision and can make it difficult to function normally if it's highly advanced.
Although there's not a permanent cure for age-related macular degeneration, you can often slow down or even reverse progression with your eye doctor's help. Treatments may include injected medication, laser surgery, or the use of low-vision devices based on which type of macular degeneration you have.
Cataracts are a common degenerative condition in which the eye lenses grow cloudy. It's particularly common in seniors. Cataracts can cause problems ranging from mild vision interference to total blindness if untreated. Your eye doctor may recommend cataract removal surgery with a replacement intraocular lens.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of conditions caused by diabetes. If untreated, diabetic eye disease can result in blindness. However, your eye doctor at the OC Optometry Group can help by suggesting lifestyle changes and medical treatments. Often, a procedure like a laser photocoagulation or vitrectomy can correct problems like bleeding caused by diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma occurs when your inner-eye pressure builds up to dangerous levels. Glaucoma starts by slowly affecting your peripheral vision. If you don't get treatment, it can eventually lead to blindness. Treatment depends on your type of glaucoma and your symptoms. Options include prescription eye drops and laser surgery.
No matter what type of ocular disease you're dealing with, the OC Optometry Group is here to help.
Treatment time depends on the disease. With some conditions, you may need a single surgery. In other cases, you might need to make permanent lifestyle changes, including taking medication to be healthy again.
Book your ocular disease appointment online or by phone now.