Eye Conditions Treated by Drexel Eye Physicians
It is especially important to make regular eye exams to maintain good vision and eye health. There are many common conditions that you should be aware of.
Presbyopia is a very common vision problem. It is the loss of ability to change focus from far to near.
Glaucoma happens when excessive fluid pressures damage the optic nerve. The loss of vision doesn't occur until there is a significant amount of nerve damage. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Early detection is key to controlling glaucoma and slowing vision loss.
Cataracts occur as the lens becomes cloudy, distorting vision. Cataracts are most commonly found in people over the age of 55. This condition often requires a corrective lens change or surgical removal.
Diabetic retinopathy is one the leading causes of blindness in the United States. In most cases, if found early, prompt treatment of diabetic retinopathy can prevent blindness. Yearly eye examinations are highly recommended.
Related Health Conditions
Below are common health conditions that may affect your vision. Regularly scheduled eye exams are needed to reduce vision impairment that may be related to the following diseases:
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.