Glaucoma, Cataracts, AMD (age-related macular degeneration), wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration are common ocular diseases in Somers, Katonah, Amawalk, Mount Kisco, North Salem, South Salem, Mahopac, Yorktown, Cross River, and Danbury. Our office has specially skilled optometrist and ophthalmologist near you who can treat your Glaucoma, Cataracts, AMD (age related macular degeneration), wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition where the eyes do not drain fluid properly. When the natural fluid does not drain, and circulate properly there is a buildup of eye pressure, which can cause damage to the optic nerve. Testing for Glaucoma is normally done during a routine eye exam during the “puff test”. This test measures the pressures of your eye if they are too high we will have to administer other test such as the OCT test to check the optic nerve. Treatments for Glaucoma include, eyedrops, injections, and surgery. Call today for an appointment 914-277-5550.
What is Cataracts?
Cataracts are when the lens of your eyes start to cloud up and vision becomes impaired. People will complain of “foggy”, blurry vision, and seeing halos around lights. Cataracts are age related and are caused by the sun. We can all slow down the effects of cataracts by wearing sunglasses or getting UV-coating on our lenses. The only cataract treatment is surgery. You can meet with our optometrist and ophthalmologist near you for a cataract consultation. Call today for an appointment 914-277-5550.
What is AMD (age related macular degeneration)?
AMD happens when a small spot begins to develop on the central part of the eye or macula causing a loss of vision. There are two types are of AMD, wet macular degeneration and dry macular degeneration. Wet macular degeneration is when the spot on the macula is caused by a leaky blood vessel. Dry macular degeneration is caused by the deuteriation of the macula. Causes of AMD include smoking, high blood pressure, and genetics. AMD can be slowed by taking vitamins like AREDS. There is no cure for AMD but surgery and medications can help. Call today for an appointment 914-277-5550.