The natural lens in the eye becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities develop in the lens, vision will less clear. Our office can acurately diagnose, educate, and recommend treatment options. When the cataract affects the vision to the extent that you cannot read or see distant objects comfortably, we will often recommend cataract surgery. Though we do not perform the actual surgery, we co-manage with cataract specialists in the Omaha area that are proven experts. Modern cataract surgery has very few risks, and can greatly improve you quality of life.
Glaucoma is present when the optic nerve becomes damaged, most commonly from internal water pressure of the eye. The disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. Latest studies of glaucoma have found that vascular disease can also be a common cause glaucoma. We always make screening for glaucoma a priority during routine eye examinations. If we find that glaucoma is starting in your eye, eye drops can often stop the progression and perserve your vision.
Macular Degeneration is a metabolic disorder of the retina. Deep inside the eye, the sensitive layers of the retina break apart and sometimes even bleed, causing profound damage to the central vision. Lately, several new treatments have shown some success in slowing or even stopping this disease. Each eye exam, we look at a magnified view of the Macular region of your eye to look for the first signs of this disease, as early diagnosis is critical to the outcome.