Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye diseases can range from mild to severe and effect 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 diagnosis eye diseases of all kinds and offer care to help you continue to live your highest quality 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 examinations. Our comprehensive exams include a series of different 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 with you at your exam to determine your risk of developing eye disease at a later date.
Dr. Kazem is trained to recognize critical health issues such as diabetes and hypertension while examining the eye. Having an eye exam can save your life as well as your vision. Click here for a letter written by one of Dr. Kazem’s patients. Dr. Kazem found a malignant melanoma while looking in her 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 of time.
At Lawrenceville Family Eyecare, we will discuss your treatment options with you if you are diagnosed with an eye disease. Your doctor will assist you in putting a plan in place 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, may be soothed with eye drops but will likely require ongoing care. 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 aid you in slowing the progression of your condition. Your optometrist will let you know what options are available for you to implement 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.