When the blood vessels in the back of the eye leaks fluid or bleed, blindness or vision loss can occur. If left untreated, your retina can become damaged or scarred. Symptoms include decrease in central vision, blurry vision, and unable to recognize colors.
Dry eye occurs when the eyes does not produce enough tears to lubricate itself. Eyes can become easily irritated, red, and itchy.
Glaucoma is caused when there is too much pressure in the eye. A sudden increase of pressure can result in headaches, nausea, vomiting, redness in the eyes, blurry vision, and throbbing eye pain.
Macular degeneration is an age-related disease that weakens a patient's central vision. People with macular degeneration tend to have difficulty in reading prints, glare sensitivity, and fuzzy vision. There is no cure for this disease, however, the progression can be slowed down with eye care treatment.
When the protein in the lens start to break down and clump together due to age, a cloud forms in that area. This cloudiness in the lens can be corrected with surgery.
LASIK surgery can correct refractive conditions like astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. At our optometry center, we offer pre- and post-LASIK care.
Nearsightedness is when a person cannot see objects clearly from far away. Farsightedness is when a person cannot see objects close up. Both can be corrected with contacts, glasses, and surgery.
Eye infections, such as pink eye, can make it hard to see and do day-to-day activities. Our optometrist can prescribe you with the right treatment option for your eye infection.
At Advanced Eyecare Center PC in Urbandale, serving West Des Moines and the surrounding areas, we offer a variety of eye care treatments for many eye conditions. For more information about the conditions we treat, or to schedule an eye appointment, call us at 515-303-4488.