Management of Ocular Diseases
Dueck Optometry makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.
Utilizing cutting edge technology, we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.
Cataract and Glaucoma Testing and Referrals
Both of these conditions are commonly found in every practice. It is essential to make the correct diagnosis and refer the patient to the best specialists for care. Cataract is the most common cause for vision loss in adult patients. Fortunately, removing it when needed provides the patients with a permanent visual solution. The cataract removal is painless and done in minutes. The visual results are usually excellent and we try to attain this for our patients by referring them to the best ophthalmologists.
Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease in which the optic nerve cells are damaged by excessive fluid pressure in the eye. It is the second leading cause of blindness in North America behind diabetes. It often runs in families and there are other risk factors to be aware of. The most troubling concern for us is that most patients don’t have any symptoms. It is essential to watch these high risk patients carefully and look for subtle changes that may indicate that the onset of the disease has occurred. Our Beamsville optometrists have the technology to do this and high risk patients are encouraged to have regular glaucoma testing.
Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:
- Macular Degeneration - During your routine yearly eye examinations, we will check your eyes for any indication of macular degeneration.
- Cataracts - Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Our doctors can guide you through recognizing cataract symptoms, protecting your eyes and understanding cataract surgery.
- Glaucoma - Glaucoma testing involves measuring internal eye pressure and a detailed scan of the retina for signs of disease.
- Treating Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.