Common Eye Conditions & Disorders
Wearing glasses and contacts is cumbersome for many people. As such, most of them look for ways to correct their eye problems more permanently. Luckily, eye specialists have made incredible advancements in vision correction surgery, enabling them to provide permanent solutions for people with different eye conditions & disorders. We look at common eye diseases corrected using eye surgery at Kunesh Eye Center in Dayton.
This is an eye condition that causes blindness in people who have diabetes due to damaged blood vessels in the retina. Early diabetic retinopathy causes the blood vessels to weaken or leak fluid into the retina. Since this condition doesn't exhibit any symptoms early on, diabetic patients need to undergo frequent eye exams. While vision loss due to this condition cannot be recovered, further vision loss can be prevented.
Laser treatment may be necessary to halt the progression of diabetic retinopathy. Another type of surgery to correct diabetic retinopathy is a vitrectomy, which involves removing leaked blood around the retina and repairing the blood vessels to prevent them from leaking blood again. During the procedure, a clear salt solution is pumped into the eye by our eye surgeon to maintain pressure and replace the removed scarred tissues.
The lens is the clear aspect of the eye that allows us to see. However, lenses can become cloudy as a consequence of the natural aging process. People with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts earlier. Research shows the high glucose levels cause deposits to build up in the lenses, making them cloudy. Luckily, our eye surgeon can correct the problem by replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial one. After the procedure, your vision can get blurry, but it improves after a couple of days.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. Two types of surgeries are used to treat glaucoma. The first is laser eye surgery, which is an outpatient procedure that allows you to go home once it’s done. However, if the treatment is not effective, our ophthalmologist may recommend having conventional glaucoma surgery. It’s also an outpatient procedure but has a longer recovery period (usually a week).
Contact Our Ophthalmologist for Eye Disorder Treatment in Dayton
It is important to schedule regular eye exams to catch conditions and disorders of the eye before they are allowed to progress. If you are looking for eye disease treatment in Dayton, contact Kunesh Eye Center today. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, call us at (937) 298-1703.