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Eye Care at Drexel Center for Women's Health

Dr. Prathima Thumma at Drexel Eye Care. Routine eye examinations are extremely important to maintaining good vision. Drexel Center for Women's Health offers access to board certified ophthalmologists and optometrists.

About Eye Health

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which nothing can be seen.

Such changes may represent an eye disease, aging, eye injury, or a condition like diabetes that affects many organs in your body.

Some eye conditions that are more common in women include macular degeneration. This eye disorder damages the center of the retina, which is called the macula. This makes it difficult to see fine details. This condition is the leading cause of blindness in women over 60.

Whatever the cause, vision changes should never be ignored. They can get worse and significantly impact the quality of your life. Professional help is always necessary.

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.

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