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Eye Disease Management, Treatments & More in Elizabethtown

Managing and treating a wide range of eye diseases is at the heart of our commitment to your eye health. We can accurately identify and treat eye problems in their earliest stages using advanced diagnostic tools and expertise.

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Eye Diseases We Treat at Bladen Eye Center

Explore comprehensive care at Bladen Eye Center. From glaucoma to cataract surgery co-management, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, our expert team can diagnose, treat, and manage a spectrum of eye diseases for optimal vision and well-being.

Guarding Against Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye diseases that harm the optic nerve due to increased intraocular eye pressure. If not addressed, it can result in permanent vision loss. The most common forms are open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma, although less severe, often shows no symptoms until it reaches advanced stages. In contrast, angle-closure glaucoma brings about notable symptoms like blurred vision, halo effects, redness, and even nausea. The good news is that Bladen Eye Center provides effective glaucoma management solutions to safeguard your vision.

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Prescribing Topical Drugs for Glaucoma

Glaucoma requires consistent management to control eye pressure and prevent further vision damage. Topical drugs, commonly in the form of eye drops, are frequently prescribed for glaucoma patients. These drugs work directly on the eyes to regulate pressure and slow the progression of the disease. Our eye care doctors evaluate your specific case of glaucoma and your medical history to recommend the most suitable topical drugs to effectively manage your glaucoma and protect your vision.

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Cataracts Solutions for Clear Vision

Our cataract surgery co-management is a collaborative approach designed to address cataracts, a common age-related eye condition. This condition leads to lens cloudiness, causing visual clarity to diminish and vision to become blurred. Fortunately, cataract surgery offers an effective solution. This process involves the extraction of the affected natural lens and its replacement with an intraocular lens (IOL), leading to the restoration of clear vision. At Bladen Eye Center, our co-management with esteemed cataract surgeons ensures a comprehensive and coordinated care experience for your optimal eye health.

Effective Macular Degeneration Care

Macular degeneration is an eye ailment that affects the central part of the retina's function. Wet macular degeneration, more severe than its dry counterpart, involves abnormal blood vessels growing and leaking fluid beneath the macula. This leads to sudden shifts and distortions in vision. Dry macular degeneration progresses gradually as the macula thins and deteriorates. Symptoms such as dark spots in central vision, blurry sight, and distortions are frequent in this condition. Request an appointment and let us help you detect the disease early and take proactive measures to safeguard your vision.

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Navigating Diabetic Retinopathy Together

The effects of diabetes on your eye health can be substantial, which is why we recommend people with this health condition go for more frequent eye exams. These exams are essential in identifying and addressing potential complications related to diabetic eye health, such as diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision problems and even blindness if left untreated. Let us be your guide through the challenges of this disease.

Confronting and Overcoming Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder that affects the cornea, causing it to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. This condition can lead to distorted vision, light sensitivity, and difficulty wearing standard contact lenses. While its exact cause is not fully understood, early detection and management are crucial to prevent vision deterioration. Treatments range from specialized contact lenses to surgical interventions, offering hope for improved vision and quality of life.

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Prescribing Oral Medication

Oral medications can play a key role in managing and treating certain eye problems. These medications are ingested, allowing them to work systematically to address underlying concerns that may impact eye health. Our eye care doctors carefully assess your medical history and eye condition to determine whether oral medications are an appropriate course of treatment for you.

Prescribing Oral Steroids

In cases of inflammatory eye conditions, oral steroids can be a valuable treatment option. These medications reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms that may affect eye health and comfort. By assessing your unique case, we can take a personalized approach and prescribe oral steroids to enhance your overall eye health when appropriate.

Use of Injectables

Injectable treatments offer targeted solutions for various eye conditions. This includes anti-VEGF injections for macular degeneration, corticosteroid injections for inflammatory eye diseases, and other advanced therapies that allow us to precisely address specific concerns.

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