Eye Disease Management From Our San Antonio Ophthalmologist
If you had to make a list of the things in your life that you're willing to give up, your eyesight would surely be one of the very last items on that list. Unfortunately, several common eye diseases pose a direct threat to your vision, while others can cause chronic discomfort and possible long-term eye damage. That's why it's so important to know that you can receive comprehensive eye disease screening, diagnosis, and management from our San Antonio ophthalmologist at Vision 3C Specialists, Dr. Trujillo.
Common Eye Diseases
Our San Antonio eye doctor sees a number of eye diseases on a regular basis. Some of them are obvious to doctor and patient alike, while others can only be detected through a detailed eye exam. Examples of common eye diseases include:
- Dry eye - Dry eye, which is caused by either inadequate tear production or unbalanced tear film ingredients, can cause redness, itching, eyelid heaviness and blurred vision. Untreated, it can leave the corneas vulnerable to damage.
- Conjunctivitis - Conjunctivitis, a.k.a. "pinkeye," causes redness, fluid discharge from the eye, swelling around the eye, light sensitivity and discomfort. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or allergens such as fungi.
- Cataracts - Cataracts are cloudy-looking protein accumulations in the lens that reduce and distort your vision. Most cataracts are age-related and take several years to form.
- Glaucoma - Glaucoma eventually causes blindness through destruction of the optic nerves. In most cases, excessive fluid pressure inside the eye is responsible for this damage.
- Macular degeneration - Macular degeneration is an age-related retinal disease that can destroy your central vision over time if untreated.
- Diabetic retinopathy - Diabetic retinopathy is retinal destruction caused by blood vessels which can be weakened by uncontrolled diabetes.
Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment at Vision 3C Specialists
Vision 3C Specialists is your home for eye disease screening, diagnosis and management. Our San Antonio eye doctor uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to spot even the earliest stages of eye diseases. Treatment options range from topical medications and other soothing remedies to corrective lenses and advanced eye surgery. Even irreversible diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration can be slowed or arrested with medication or laser surgery. Our San Antonio eye doctor can also prescribe lifestyle changes, nutritional protocols, and other helpful eye disease management practices.
Need an Eye Doctor in San Antonio?
Eye diseases can be scary, but you'll feel a lot better knowing that you've taken steps to get your eye disease under control. Call Vision 3C Specialists at (210) 538-2020 to schedule a thorough evaluation and consultation with our eye doctor in San Antonio!