Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye diseases can range from mild to severe and affect your eyes in many ways, some of which get progressively worse over time. Implementing an eye disease treatment or management plan in place can help, but early diagnosis is key.
At Lawrenceville Family Eyecare, we diagnose eye diseases of all kinds and offer care to help you continue to live your highest quality of life.
How Are Eye Diseases Diagnosed?
The best way to diagnose eye problems and catch them early before they progress or worsen is through regular comprehensive eye exams. Our eye exams in Lawrenceville, Georgia include a series of tests that analyze your overall eye health and help identify a variety of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, and more. Your doctor may also discuss your health history and family health history to determine your risk of developing eye diseases at a later date.
Dr. Kazem is trained to recognize critical health issues such as diabetes and hypertension while examining the eye. Getting an eye exam can save your life as well as your vision. For instance, Dr. Kazem once found a malignant melanoma while looking at a patient’s eye. Timely detection of the tumor not only saved the patient’s vision but her life.
How Are Eye Diseases Treated and Prevented?
Eye diseases and their respective treatments can vary widely. Some conditions may require only short-term care, while other eye conditions may be permanent and require a different treatment or management plan that occurs over a longer period.
At Lawrenceville Family Eyecare, we will discuss your treatment options with you if you are diagnosed with an eye disease. Our doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that targets your unique eye health needs. Follow-up appointments may also be recommended to monitor your eye disease, alter your treatment plan if needed, and make adjustments as your eyes need.
Eye diseases and their management may vary from simple remedies to more intensive treatment depending on the condition. Dry eye care, for example, often involves over-the-counter eye drops but may require ongoing care in some cases. On the other hand, pink eye may go away quickly with eye drops, while other conditions like glaucoma or cataracts may require surgery. In some cases, at-home remedies and lifestyle changes can help slow the progression of your condition. Your optometrist will let you know what options are available for you to try at home.
No matter the disease, early intervention is often best when it comes to eye disease management. Early detection can play a big role in significantly slowing down the progression of the disease. People often experience few if any symptoms in the early stages of eye disease development, so it is important to regularly get your eyes checked by an eye doctor.
At our eye care center in Lawrenceville, we are here to help you with all your eye care needs, including eye disease diagnosis and management. Contact our office today to schedule your exam and be proactive about protecting your eyes and living your healthiest life.